Lot 412: Chess Pieces. Cantonese carved ivory chess pieces, 19th century, a group of thirty-one carved elpehant ivory chess pieces, including a full set stained red to simulate coral and the remainder in white (one white knight lacking), figures carved to resemble Chinese officials, horsemen, elephants and soldiers, largest 10cm (4ins) high. Provenance: From the collection of the actor and historian Robert Hardy. (31)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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