Decorative Arts and International Art Auction

June 16, 2015

LOT 215

Lot 215

Anglo-Indian Turned and Carved Ivory Chess Set, c.1850

Anglo-Indian Turned and Carved Ivory Chess Set, c.1850
Lot 215 Details
Anglo-Indian Turned and Carved Ivory Chess Set, c.1850

the conventionalized opposing armies dyed red and black respectively, the monarchs with pierced galleries
king height 3.75" — 9.5 cm.

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Black queen is actually aubergine and is associated as are one red rook and two red knights.

LOT 215

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  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
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  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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