Berhampur Ivory Chess Set, 1H 19th Century

 
     
     
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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY CHESS SET
BERHAMPUR, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
The kings and queens with foliate capped finials above an acanthus tier and pierced gallery, on petal rimmed bases, the bishops with pierced mitres, knights as horses' heads and rooks as turrets with pierced windows and galleries surmounted by flags, the pawns as foot soldiers, The king -- 5 in. high.
Exhibited: Zug Der Könige, Chess Collectors Catalogue, München Palais Preysing, 1988, p.20, pl.10.
Hamburg Chess Exhibition, 2006.
Deutschen Elfenbeinmuseum Erbach, 21 April - 16 September 2007.
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