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Single session | July 4, 2022  | 85 Lots


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"Emperor" and "Empress" chess pieces based on "Ball of happiness" carved and pierced ivory dyed red Chinese 19th C. king missing the finial of the hat, minor faults Dimensões (altura x comprimento x largura) - (rei) 24 cm Notes: vd. catalogue of the exhibition "Jogos Cruzados - viagens entre Oriente e Ocidente". Lisboa: Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, 2022, p. 216, fig. 137; vd. "O Xadrez e o Cérebro - Arte e Ciência". Parma: Franco Maria Ricci - Fundação Champalimaud, 2021, p. 93.