The Ettore Chiesa Collection of Chess Sets

Christie's
20 September 2006, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 20.09.2006

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AN ITALIAN CARVED IVORY DIPTYCH

AN ITALIAN CARVED IVORY DIPTYCH
IN THE MEDIEVAL STYLE, SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY
AN ITALIAN CARVED IVORY DIPTYCH IN THE MEDIEVAL STYLE, SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY The chain hinged interior carved with tiered scenes of Medieval knights and courtiers, the exterior depicting a knight on horse-back above a

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ITALIAN SILVER AND SILVER-GILT COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHE...

AN ITALIAN SILVER AND SILVER-GILT COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET
CIRCA 1970
AN ITALIAN SILVER AND SILVER-GILT COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET CIRCA 1970 In the Medieval theme, the undersides marked The king -- 3½in. (8cm.) high; the pawn -- 2 7/8in. (7.3cm.) high

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ITALIAN BRONZE ABSTRACT FIGURAL CHESS SET

AN ITALIAN BRONZE ABSTRACT FIGURAL CHESS SET
NAG ARNOLDI, CIRCA 1980
AN ITALIAN BRONZE ABSTRACT FIGURAL CHESS SET NAG ARNOLDI, CIRCA 1980 One side with an oxidised patination, sold with accompanying booklet The king -- 5in. (12.7cm.) high; the pawn -- 5 5/8in. (14.2cm.) high

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ITALIAN MURANO GLASS ABSTRACT CHESS SET

AN ITALIAN MURANO GLASS ABSTRACT CHESS SET
AFTER THE FATIMID EGYPTIAN OR SYRIAN MEDIEVAL PERIOD, 20TH CENTURY
AN ITALIAN MURANO GLASS ABSTRACT CHESS SET AFTER THE FATIMID EGYPTIAN OR SYRIAN MEDIEVAL PERIOD, 20TH CENTURY The king -- 2in. (5cm.) high; the pawn -- 1in. (2.5cm.) high

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ITALIAN CARVED IVORY FIGURAL CHESS SET

AN ITALIAN CARVED IVORY FIGURAL CHESS SET
CIRCA 1970
AN ITALIAN CARVED IVORY FIGURAL CHESS SET CIRCA 1970 Modelled as Medieval figures, the bases bound in white metal The king -- 3¼in. (8.5cm.) high; the pawn -- 1¾in. (4.5cm.) high

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ITALIAN GILT PEWTER-METAL ALLOY CHESS SET

AN ITALIAN GILT PEWTER-METAL ALLOY CHESS SET
BY GIUSEPPE VASARI, CIRCA 1977
AN ITALIAN GILT PEWTER-METAL ALLOY CHESS SET BY GIUSEPPE VASARI, CIRCA 1977 Depicting the Napoleonic wars, the bases inscribed Giuseppe Vasari , with certificate The king -- 5in. (12.7cm.) high; the pawn -- 4 1/8in

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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A GERMAN MINIATURE TURNED IVORY 'SELENUS' PATTERN CHESS SET ...

A GERMAN MINIATURE TURNED IVORY 'SELENUS' PATTERN CHESS SET AND FOLDING BOARD
19TH CENTURY
A GERMAN MINIATURE TURNED IVORY 'SELENUS' PATTERN CHESS SET AND FOLDING BOARD 19TH CENTURY The king and queen with serrated tulip-shaped galleries, all supported on baluster knopped shafts and bases The king

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ITALIAN IVORY INLAID HARDWOOD GAMES BOARD AND IVORY CHESS...

AN ITALIAN IVORY INLAID HARDWOOD GAMES BOARD AND IVORY CHESS SET
GENOA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
AN ITALIAN IVORY INLAID HARDWOOD GAMES BOARD AND IVORY CHESS SET GENOA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY The one side stained, the other natural The king -- 2 7/8in. (7.3cm.) high; the pawn -- 1 5/8in. (4.2cm.) high; the

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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A JAQUES STATUS QUO BONE AND MAHOGANY TRAVEL CHESS SET

A JAQUES STATUS QUO BONE AND MAHOGANY TRAVEL CHESS SET
JAQUES & SONS, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A JAQUES STATUS QUO BONE AND MAHOGANY TRAVEL CHESS SET JAQUES & SONS, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY The pieces pegged, with space for captured pieces, stamped JACQUES & SON, PATENTEES, LONDON IN STATUS QUO

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ENGLISH BONE TRAVEL CHESS SET

AN ENGLISH BONE TRAVEL CHESS SET
LATE 19TH CENTURY
AN ENGLISH BONE TRAVEL CHESS SET LATE 19TH CENTURY With one side stained red, the up-right pieces in a Staunton style, and an associated ivory inlaid walnut folding games board The board -- 6in. (15.2cm.) high; the king -- 1 7/8in. (4.7cm.) high

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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A BONE TRAVEL CHESS SET AND BOARD

A BONE TRAVEL CHESS SET AND BOARD
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
A BONE TRAVEL CHESS SET AND BOARD SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY The one side stained red, the pieces of baluster knopped form, the knights careved as horse's heads, fitted in an inlaid wood folding games board The king -- 1¼in. (3.2cm.) high; the

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN INDIAN TURNED IVORY AND HORN MINIATURE CHESS SET AND BOAR...

AN INDIAN TURNED IVORY AND HORN MINIATURE CHESS SET AND BOARD
EARLY 20TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN TURNED IVORY AND HORN MINIATURE CHESS SET AND BOARD EARLY 20TH CENTURY The kings with ball knop finials and crosses, and an ivory inlaid hard wood board, circa 1900 The king -- 1¼in. (3.2cm.) high; the pawn

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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A HARDWOOD INLAID BONE AND EBONY TRAVEL CHESS SET AND BOARD ...

A HARDWOOD INLAID BONE AND EBONY TRAVEL CHESS SET AND BOARD
CIRCA 1950
A HARDWOOD INLAID BONE AND EBONY TRAVEL CHESS SET AND BOARD CIRCA 1950 The pieces of turned knopped form The king -- 1in. (2.5cm.) wide; the board -- 5¾in. (14.5cm.) wide Together with three other hardwood travel chess sets (4

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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THREE INDIAN ENAMEL AND SILVER COLOURED METAL CHESS PIECES ...

THREE INDIAN ENAMEL AND SILVER COLOURED METAL CHESS PIECES
JAIPUR, LATE 19TH CENTURY
THREE INDIAN ENAMEL AND SILVER COLOURED METAL CHESS PIECES JAIPUR, LATE 19TH CENTURY Mounted with various cabochons and hung with cultured pearls, the pieces comprising; a king and queen modelled as elephants with

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN INDIAN CARVED IVORY CHESS SET

AN INDIAN CARVED IVORY CHESS SET
MID 20TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN CARVED IVORY CHESS SET MID 20TH CENTURY One side stained black, the other natural The king -- 4¼in. (10.8cm.) high; the pawn -- 1 1/8in. (4.7cm.) high Together with an Indian silvered metal and brass alloy chess set -- the king -- 5½in

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN INDIAN GILT AND SILVER COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET ...

AN INDIAN GILT AND SILVER COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET
20TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN GILT AND SILVER COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET 20TH CENTURY The kings, queens and rooks with howdahs, bishops as camels, horses as knights, hung with glass paste earrings The king -- 4¼in. (10.8cm.) high; the pawn

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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A GILT AND OXIDISED BRONZE FIGURAL CHESS SET

A GILT AND OXIDISED BRONZE FIGURAL CHESS SET
POSSIBLY NEPALESE, 20TH CENTURY
A GILT AND OXIDISED BRONZE FIGURAL CHESS SET POSSIBLY NEPALESE, 20TH CENTURY The figures modelled as mythological and oriental subjects, the kings and queens in traditional dress, the bishops seated, knights as antelope

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN INDIAN ENAMEL METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET

AN INDIAN ENAMEL METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET
JAIPUR, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN ENAMEL METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET JAIPUR, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY One side pale blue, the other dark blue, set with red paste stones The king -- 2 3/8in. (6cm.) high; the pawn -- 1¾in. (4.5cm.) high

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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A INDIAN RED AND BLACK HEIGHTENED BONE 'HINDU' CHESS SET

A INDIAN RED AND BLACK HEIGHTENED BONE 'HINDU' CHESS SET
LATE 19TH CENTURY
A INDIAN RED AND BLACK HEIGHTENED BONE 'HINDU' CHESS SET LATE 19TH CENTURY The kings and queens with domed and spiked finials The king -- 1 7/8in. (4.7cm.) high; the pawn -- 5/8in. (1.4cm.) high

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN INDIAN GILT AND SILVER COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET ...

AN INDIAN GILT AND SILVER COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET
RAJASTHAN, 20TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN GILT AND SILVER COLOURED METAL FIGURAL CHESS SET RAJASTHAN, 20TH CENTURY The kings and queens modelled as caparisoned elephants, bishops as elephants, knights as horesmen, rooks as elephants, pawns as

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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A GILT AND SILVER COLOURED BRASS ANIMALIER CHESS SET

A GILT AND SILVER COLOURED BRASS ANIMALIER CHESS SET
PROBABLY ASIAN, 20TH CENTURY
A GILT AND SILVER COLOURED BRASS ANIMALIER CHESS SET PROBABLY ASIAN, 20TH CENTURY The kings modelled as recumbent Oriental lions, others as tigers, kangaroos, horses, elephants, the pawns as monkeys versus rabbits

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN TURNED IVORY 'MONOBLOC' CHESS SET

AN ANGLO-INDIAN TURNED IVORY 'MONOBLOC' CHESS SET
MID 19TH CENTURY
AN ANGLO-INDIAN TURNED IVORY 'MONOBLOC' CHESS SET MID 19TH CENTURY The kings and queens with ball knopped finials above concentric baluster and bulbous bodies, later re-stained black The king -- 3½in. (8.8cm.) high; the pawn -- 1

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED BONE CHESS SET

AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED BONE CHESS SET
PROBABLY FOR THE ENGLISH MARKET, MID-19TH CENTURY
AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED BONE CHESS SET PROBABLY FOR THE ENGLISH MARKET, MID-19TH CENTURY One side stained red, the opposing natural The king -- 3 3/8in. (8.5cm.) high; the pawn -- 1¾in. (4.5cm.) high

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY CHESS SET

AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY CHESS SET
VIZAGAPATAM, MID 19TH CENTURY
AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY CHESS SET VIZAGAPATAM, MID 19TH CENTURY The baluster knopped bodies carved with stylised leaves and flower-heads overall, one side probably re-stained The king -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) high; the pawn -- 2in. (5cm.) high

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN INDIAN EXPORT TURNED IVORY CHESS SET

AN INDIAN EXPORT TURNED IVORY CHESS SET
IN THE VIZAGAPATAM STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN EXPORT TURNED IVORY CHESS SET IN THE VIZAGAPATAM STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY With later spray-finials, one side stained green, the other natural The king -- 4¼in. (10.9cm.) high; the pawn -- 2¼in. (5.7cm

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND TURNED IVORY CHESS SET

AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND TURNED IVORY CHESS SET
VIZAGAPATAM, MID 19TH CENTURY
AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND TURNED IVORY CHESS SET VIZAGAPATAM, MID 19TH CENTURY One side stained black, the other natural The king -- 4in. (10cm.) high; the pawn -- 2 1/8in. (5.3cm.) high

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £700 - £1,100

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY CHESS SET

AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY CHESS SET
VIZAGAPATAM, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY CHESS SET VIZAGAPATAM, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY The kings with pierced crowns and galleries, the queens with foliate finials, bishops with pierced mitres, knights as horses' heads and rooks as turrets on

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND TURNED IVORY CHESS SET

AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND TURNED IVORY CHESS SET
VIZAGAPATAM, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY
AN ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND TURNED IVORY CHESS SET VIZAGAPATAM, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY The king and queen with elongated finials above melon-shaped knops and collars, the bishops with mitres, the

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN INDIAN CARVED WOOD 'SAHIB' TYPE CHESS SET

AN INDIAN CARVED WOOD 'SAHIB' TYPE CHESS SET
SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN CARVED WOOD 'SAHIB' TYPE CHESS SET SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY Modelled as the Sikhs versus the Romans, the one side with stained black bases The king -- 3¾in. (9.7cm.) high; the pawn -- 2 3/8in. (6cm.) high

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Sep 2006

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AN INDIAN SILVER COLOURED METAL AND IVORY MOUNTED CHESS SET ...

AN INDIAN SILVER COLOURED METAL AND IVORY MOUNTED CHESS SET
20TH CENTURY
AN INDIAN SILVER COLOURED METAL AND IVORY MOUNTED CHESS SET 20TH CENTURY The pieces base on the Staunton pattern The king -- 2½in. (6.5cm.) high; the pawn -- 1 1/8in. (3cm.) high

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 20 Sep 2006