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]