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[CHESS SET] BATTLE OF WATERLOO CHESS SET, DESIGNED BY "LA BOTTEGA DEL VASARI"

Estimate
400 - 600 USD
Sold
6,250 USD
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Description

  • Battle of Waterloo chess set
Comprised of 32 bronze, gold, and silver pieces (from 4 3/8 in.; 11 cm, to: 5 1/8 in.; 13 cm) signed "Vasari", and marble board (board size: 20 1/4 in.; 51.5cm) with bronze, gold, and silver, base resting on cannons. 

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A remarkably detailed chess set, depicting the Napoleonic army and the British army in the famous Battle of Waterloo. Williams was a devoted chess player who taught the game to his sons. Several of his characters, including Mork, Tom Dobbs from Man Of The Year, and the Genie from Aladdin have scenes where they are playing. 

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