Auction 28.07.1999

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 28.07.1999

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Chinese ivory chess pieces, late 19th century

Chinese ivory chess pieces, late 19th century stained red and natural, the king and queen with pierced foliate crowns, bishop and rook missing (30 pieces); a second incomplete Old English pattern ivory chess set, stained red and natural, the king and queen on concentrically turned stems - king

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Chinese ivory figural chess set, late 19th century

A Chinese ivory figural chess set, late 19th century stained red and natural, the kings, queens and bishops all dressed in carved robes, the knights on horses, the rooks as caparisoned elephants carrying castellated turrets with flags, the pawns as foot soliders holding replacement swords - king

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Macao ornately carved chess set, 19th century

A Macao ornately carved chess set, 19th century stained red and natural, kings and queens with pierced foliate crowns, the bishops as carved mitres, the knights as horses' heads, the rooks with castellated turrets surmounted by central flags, stems of pierced carved baluster form, three pawns and

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A wooden St George style chess set, early 20th century

A wooden St George style chess set, early 20th century stained black and natural, of large size, the king and queen concentrically turned, the knight with a carved mane to one side, the rook as a tapering castellated turned turret - king 4,in. (11.4cm) pawn 2 in. (5.1cm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Railway travelling chess set, late 19th century

A Railway travelling chess set, late 19th century with stained and natural bone pegged pieces and a board divison, in a folding mahogany box - 8,in. (23cm.) wide; a boxwood and ebonised Staunton style chess set, 19th century - king 3.1/8,in (7.6cm) pawn 1,in (4cm.); and an American pocket chess set

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Jacques Staunton boxwood and ebony chess set, late 19th century/early...

A Jacques Staunton boxwood and ebony chess set, late 19th century/early 20th century the white king stamped JACQUES LONDON on the rim - king 3,in (9cm.) pawn 1,in (4.5cm

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A boxwood and ebony Staunton pattern chess set, 20th century

A boxwood and ebony Staunton pattern chess set, 20th century - king 3.1/8,in.(8cm.), pawn 1.5/8,in.(4.5cm); with a box

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Jacques Staunton weighted club size boxwood and ebony chess set, English...

A Jacques Staunton weighted club size boxwood and ebony chess set, English 20th century the black king stamped Jacques London on the rim of the base - king 4,in (11.5cm.), pawn 2,in. (6.4cm.); with a holly and rosewood board, labelled Jacques & Son 24in by 24in (61cm x 61cm.) See back cover

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Indian figural polychrome lacquered wood chess set, early 20th century

A Indian figural polychrome lacquered wood chess set, early 20th century each side depicted in military uniform, one side featuring the British Raj, the kings and queens seated in howdah's, the bishops riding camels, the knights as horse riders and the rooks as elephants, the pawns as foot soldiers

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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German softwood figural chess pieces, late 19th century

German softwood figural chess pieces, late 19th century the king and queen carved in medival robes, the knights as rearing horses, the rooks as castellated tapering turrets, the pawns carved as peasants in various poses, all on circular rising stems, 14 pieces - king 4.1/8,in (10.5cm) pawn 2,in

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Scandinavian turned bone and horn chess set, circa 1840

A Scandinavian turned bone and horn chess set, circa 1840 the king and queen with tierd petalled crowns and ball finials, the bishop with a petal crown finial (some dmages), the knight as a horses' head, the rook as an open crenellated tower, all pieces on baluster stems with the pawns stem

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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An Indian ivory chess set, late 19th century

An Indian ivory chess set, late 19th century stained dark red and natural, the kings and queens with pierced crowns, the pawns with knopped baluster stems - king 3.5/8,in. (9.2cm), pawn 1.7/8,in. (4.8cm) See illustration

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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An ivory William Lund style chess set, mid 19th century

An ivory William Lund style chess set, mid 19th century red stained and natural, kings with cruciform finials, queens with fleur de lis finials, all pieces with ring turned stems, accept the tapering castellated rooks, the pawns with ball finials - king 4.7/8,in 12.5cm) pawn 2in (5cm) See

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £700

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Danbury Mint pewter Armada chess set

A Danbury Mint pewter Armada chess set English, 20th century, the figures cast from the 16th century Spanish court versus the Elizabethan court, the pawns each modelled as a fighting galleon - king 3,in. (8.2cm) pawn 2in. (5cm); in a fitted box with two certificates of authenticity and an

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Whittington type travelling chess set, early 20th century

A Whittington type travelling chess set, early 20th century with bone squat pieces, stained red and natural, pegged on a folding board with a parameter boarder, hinged in the centre to form a mahogany box - 12in. (40.5cm) wide

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A leather bound travelling backgammon set, early 20th century

A leather bound travelling backgammon set, early 20th century the interior fitted with a painted cork board, containing a leather bound box holding the backgammon pieces and dice, with two folding leather dice throwers, the games board labelled Fortnums & Mason Ltd - 21,in.(55cm) wide

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A pair of cast iron andirons, late 19th century

A pair of cast iron andirons, late 19th century with gilt-brass spherical finials above twisted bodies of baluster form, on scroll feet -- 16in. (40.7cm.) high (2

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A white marble bust of a gentleman, 19th century

A white marble bust of a gentleman, 19th century in classical dress -- 8in. (22.3cm.) high

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £70 - £120

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Pompeian style twin light brass standard lamp, first half 20th Century

A Pompeian style twin light brass standard lamp, first half 20th Century, with fluted column shaft with applied entwined foliage and with Corinthian capital, running up to a finial of a centaur holding a torch above a vase with running Greek key motif and three grotesque masks; the scrolling foliate

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £25 - £100

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A collection of six iron locks, late 18th century

A collection of six iron locks, late 18th century four with conforming keys, and four other keys. (6

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £25 - £150

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A pair of cast iron door stops, early 20th century

A pair of cast iron door stops, early 20th century cast in relief, modelled as Mr and Mrs Punch, on stepped rectangular plinths -- 12in. (31.5cm.) high (2

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A bronze bust of a gentleman, 20th century

A bronze bust of a gentleman, 20th century, naturallistically modelled looking straight ahead; set on a cuboid green marble base -- 20in. (51cm.) high overall

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A pair of opaline glass lamps, probably French, early 20th century

A pair of opaline glass lamps, probably French, early 20th century of bulbous form, each with four zodiacal cameos including Capricorn, Saggitarius, Leo and Taurus; set on cast foliate gilt metal bases with stylised anthemia to the four feet, spherical green glass finial -- 23.5/8in. (60cm.) high

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A small bronze pug, late 19th Century

A small bronze pug, late 19th Century naturalistically modelled seated on its haunches, head to sinister, the collar gilded -- 2.5/8in. (6.7cm.) high; and another slightly larger bronze dog (2

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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An English rosewood book stand in the Regency style

An English rosewood book stand in the Regency style the central carved openwork division with handle flanked by scrolling foliate motifs, similarly decorated at each end, on four bun feet -- 16 x 10.7/8 x 4in. (42 x 27.5 x 11.5cm

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A pair of Victorian brass candlesticks

A pair of Victorian brass candlesticks each with ring handles to the stem and with applied insects with inset agate to the domed bases -- 7in. (17.8cm.) high, a conforming chamberstick, a framed coloured and parcel gilt representation of the arms of the Portman family, a Victorian pierced brass tray

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A carved stone basin

A carved stone basin of oval section with simple moulding to the rim, drainage hole at the bottom, the back of rectangular section for wall mounting -- 17 x 13 x 4in. (45.2 x 34.3 x 11.5cm

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A Victorian japanned tin tray

A Victorian japanned tin tray of cartouche outline with flowers and foliage to the centre, flanked to the left by a peacock, on a black ground, parcel gilt foliate borders -- 25 x 19in. (63.5 x 48.3cm

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A set of Victorian gilt brass postal scales mounted on a horse's hoof

A set of Victorian gilt brass postal scales mounted on a horse's hoof with foliate openwork frame, one circular and one rectangular weight platform, the hoof inscribed Pinwire Age 17 -DIED- 21 SEPT. 1896 on a brass base; and a smaller gilt metal mounted hoof adapted as an ink well and inscribed

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £50 - £200

Date: 28 Jul 1999

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A collection of light fittings

A collection of light fittings including five gilt metal wall lights, 20th Century, each with flambeau finial above foliate openwork fittings, issuing from openwork branches, oval back plates tied at the top and with bell-flower terminals; approximately thirty five plain and cut glass shades and

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 28 Jul 1999