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Auktion: The Exceptional Sale 2014
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AN ENGLISH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT ELECTROPLATED AND ENAMEL-M...

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AN ENGLISH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT ELECTROPLATED AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED EBONY AND IVORY CHESS-TABLE WITH SILVER-GILT AND ENAMELLED CHESS-SET
BY ELKINGTON & CO., BIRMINGHAM, DESIGNED BY ALBERT WILLMS, MARKS FOR 1866
AN ENGLISH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT ELECTROPLATED AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED EBONY AND IVORY CHESS-TABLE WITH SILVER-GILT AND ENAMELLED CHESS-SET BY ELKINGTON & CO., BIRMINGHAM, DESIGNED BY ALBERT WILLMS, MARKS FOR 1866 The chequered board of white and black enamel inlaid with silver-gilt scrolls, within a cream, sky-blue and purple champlevé enamel border surrounded by conformingly decorated oblong panels with ivory stringing, the re-entrant corners mounted with enamel on gold portrait roundels depicting Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, Tamerlane and Napoleon Bonaparte, the square panelled column inset with further champlevé plaques and centred on three sides with oval porcelain plaques painted with Roman, Carolingian and Napoleonic military trophies, the fourth side with a blank electroplated oval, flanked by scrolled bracket supports above four classical female herm columns, on a profusely enamelled quadripartite base and splayed feet mounted with grotesque masks and acanthus; the thirty-two chess-pieces with silver-gilt and enamelled foliate design, the castles each with a shield, marks of Elkington & Co., Birmingham, 1866; with a modern bespoke black leather fitted carrycase. The table: 30 ¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 27 1/8 in. (69 cm.) square The Kings: 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Exceptional Sale 2014
Auktionsdatum: 10.07.2014
Adresse: Christie's
10 July 2014, London, King Street