Decorative Arts Auction

June 20, 2016

LOT 114

Lot 114

Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Chess Set, early 19th century

Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Chess Set, early 19th century
Lot 114 Details
Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Chess Set, early 19th century

one side stained red, the other left natural with Emperor and Empresses as monarchs, noblemen as bishops, mounted soldiers as knights, turreted elephants as rooks and foot soldiers as pawns
king height 6.25" — 15.9 cm.

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $6,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Wichmann, Chess, illustrated


Missing elements, losses and restoration.

LOT 114

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 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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