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741

Attributed to Lienhart Danner (Nuremberg 1497 - 1585) German, Nuremberg, Third Quarter 16th Century

Twenty-Four Draughtsmen

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to Benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Attributed to Lienhart Danner (Nuremberg 1497 - 1585) German, Nuremberg, Third Quarter 16th Century

Attributed to Lienhart Danner (Nuremberg 1497 - 1585) German, Nuremberg, Third Quarter 16th Century

Twenty-Four Draughtsmen

Twenty-Four Draughtsmen

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Attributed to Lienhart Danner (Nuremberg 1497 - 1585)

German, Nuremberg, Third Quarter 16th Century

Twenty-Four Draughtsmen


maplewood

diameter of light colored counters 2 in.; 5.1cm.

diameter of black stained counters 1 7/8 in.; 4.8cm.

Overall in good condition with some surface dirt and wear. A few minor residues. Minor stable splitting to the wood. Some of the sides have some surface abrasions consistent with use. There is more wear to the ebony pieces, including some reattachments and some small chips, nicks and abrasions. 


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Sotheby's London, 13 December 2000, lot 67
Lienhart Danner invented a number of turning machines and presses for the manufacture of games pieces such as this set, which would have been used to play the popular board game of draughts.