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Lot 464: A LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY 'CAPTAIN COOK STYLE' IVORY CHESS SET, one side stained black, the other side left natural. The King 8cm tall; together with a 19th Century ebony and ivory inlaid hinge-top chess box, of square tapering form. 35 x 35cm

Adam's At Home 27th November 2016

by Adam's

November 27, 2016

Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

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Description: A LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY 'CAPTAIN COOK STYLE' IVORY CHESS SET, one side stained black, the other side left natural. The King 8cm tall; together with a 19th Century ebony and ivory inlaid hinge-top chess box, of square tapering form. 35 x 35cmThis set is based on the design of a set that belonged to the family of Captain James Cook, an 18th Century British explorer and navigator. The original set, which is missing one pawn and is stained red on one side, resides in the National Maritime Museum, London.PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITEM CONTAINS OR IS MADE OF IVORYBidders should be advised that importation regulations of several countries, including the US, prohibits the importation of ivory, or any goods containing ivory. Therefore Adams advises prospective purchasers who intend to ship this lot to another country to familiarise themselves with the relevant importation regulations prior to bidding. Adams will not be responsible for shipping items herein and the onus will be on the buyer to organise shipping at their own behest.

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