Lot 227

A magnificent chess set, probably Hanau, circa 1900

Works of Art, Antiquities | A82kua | Live auction | 714 Lots

Hammer price € 42,000

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Figures in silver, partially gilt, mark of fineness "800" along with the crescent/crown. The detailed faces chiselled in ivory. The pedestal set with stones. The board made of beautifully arranged stone squares with a striking, graphic impact and nuanced colour variations. The board knocked in places. A total of 32 figures, between 18 and 22 cm tall. Dimensions of the board 91 x 91 cm. Slightly damaged in places, signs of age. CITES certificate available.Exceptionally distinguished, exquisite version of the "game of kings".Attention - shipping to non-EU countries subject to CITES regulations, but beware: permission is almost impossible to get!Condition: II Questions about the lot?

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