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Silver Gilt Enamel Chess Set and Board

1900s

World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, Missouri

World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, Missouri

Splayed, relief-carved, and cast gilt side surfaces are adorned with silver panels decoratively engraved with scenes of combat, which are over-coated with rich translucent turquoise and enamel, and framed in pearlescent white enamel.

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Details

  • Title: Silver Gilt Enamel Chess Set and Board
  • Date Created: 1900s
  • Location Created: Hungary
  • Physical Dimensions: Board: 22 x 22 x 2 ¾ in., King Size: 3 ½ in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Dr. George and Vivian Dean
  • Type: Chess set and board
  • Rights: ©Dean Collection, Richard Beenen Photography
  • Medium: Silver, gilded silver, enamel, pearls, amethyst and wood

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