Russian Mammoth Ivory Chess Set

 
     
     
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A Russian mammoth ivory chess set, Kholmogory, 18th century
one side with green stained highlights, the other side left natural, the "green side" with stepped bases, the natural side with gadrooned bases, kings and queens with carved faces, bishops similar but of smaller size, knights as horses with raised hooves, rooks of domed shape, pawns with carved faces,
the king 6cm high, the pawn 3.4cm high.

A similar Russian set is illustrated in "Schach Partie Durch Zeiten Und Welten", Edition Braus, 2005, figure 133.

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