French Carved and Polychromed Ivory Figural ‘Battle of Pavia’ Chess Set

Early-mid 20th Century

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French Carved and Polychromed Ivory Figural ‘Battle of Pavia’ Chess Set, early-mid 20th century

modelled with French and Spanish opposing Renaissance armies led by Francis I and Charles V respectively, jesters or monks as bishops, knights on rearing steeds, turrets as rooks and foot soldiers as pawns
king height 4.75" — 12.1 cm.


June 20, 2016

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $64,600

Price Realised: $64,600

This chess set is modeled with French and Spanish opposing Renaissance armies led by Francis I and Charles V respectively, with jesters or monks as bishops, knights on rearing steeds, turrets as rooks and foot soldiers as pawns.


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