07 juillet 2019

A gem set gold chess set, probably South India, circa 1775-1825

Lot 208. A gem set gold chess set, probably South India, circa 1775-1825. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Thirty two pieces, set with rubies and emeralds, the base of each piece in plain gold with undeciphered South Indian scriptHighest piece 1 7/8 ins. (4.7 cm.) high; smallest piece 7/8 in. (2.1 cm.) high. Exhibited: The Miho Museum, Koka 2016, pp.58-59, no.31Grand Palais, Paris 2017, pp.206-07, no,156The Doge’s Palace, Venice... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2018

A silver-inlaid, tortoiseshell-veneered, carved ivory and ebonised wood chess set, Augsburg, circa 1705-1709

Lot 105. A silver-inlaid, tortoiseshell-veneered, carved ivory and ebonised wood chess set, Augsburg, circa 1705-1709, the bases of the chess pieces each stamped by the silversmith Paul Solanier (1635-1724), one of the ivory chess pieces indistinctly signed 'He../M...'; 22 ¼ x 22 ¼ x 4 ½ in. (56.5 x 56.5 x 11.5 cm.), the board; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, the tallest chess piece. Estimate GBP 150,000 - GBP 250,000 (USD 198,149 - USD 330,249). Price realised GBP 416,750. © Christie’s Images Limited... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2013

Tim Noble & Sue Webster. DeadAlive (Chess Set), 2012

Tim Noble & Sue Webster. DeadAlive (Chess Set), 2012. Patinated bronze, polished oak, bog wood, straw. Dimensions: Chess Board: 42 x 158 x 158 cm (161/2 x 621/4 x 621/4 in). Stools x two: 46 x 32 cm diameter (18 x 123/5 in diameter) Pieces x 32: various. King and Queen. Bishop. Knight. Rook.
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01 avril 2010

Chess Up Your Interior at Christie's Interiors: Style & Spirit Sale

A rare North European amber figural chess set. Estimate: £4,000-6,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 SOUTH KENSINGTON.- Christie’s South Kensington’s second Interiors: Style & Spirit sale of the year, to be held on 18 May 2010, includes a special section dedicated to the ancient game of chess. Twenty-five chess sets are on offer, sure to excite and intrigue chess players and aficionados, as well as those captivated by their character and workmanship. The selection on offer is of the utmost quality and condition. Made... [Lire la suite]
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