Italian Wooden Bust Set

 
     
     
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A boxwood and horn mounted "bust" chess set, Italy, 19th century, one side stained dark brown, the other side light brown, kings and queens with horn crowns, bishops wearing caps, knights as horses' heads, rooks as turrets with spires, pawns with baluster knops; in a 20th century fitted presentation case (2), the king 9.5cm high, the pawn 5.5cm high.
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