A MODERN GILT-BRASS HARDSTONE CHESS SET
the chess board of black nephrite and white Cacholong opal squares, the base of black dolerite, supported by cone-shaped metal feet, the black gilt-brass mounted chess pieces made of dolerite and black agate, the white pieces of Kazakhstani magnesite, in a modern velvet-lined wood case
board: 32.3cm., 12 5/8in. wide ; box: 44.6cm., 17 1/2in. wide
Overall very good condition, a few minute surface scratches on some of the figures, commensurate with age and use.
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For a comparable hardstone chess set comprising black nephrite and white Kascholong opal and featuring the same metal feet, please see the Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals and Natural History sale at Bonham's, 7 December 2016, lot 123.