CHESS SET, MODEL NO. XVI
together with -- Mills, John Augustus, Chess Gems: Some of the finest examples of Chess Strategy, by Ancient and Modern Masters, Fakenham, 1890
with metal plaque inside box impressed Hartwig Weimar/Bauhaus Ges. Gesch.
cherrywood, partly stained, together with ebonised oak, walnut and bird's eye maple veneered games box, with contemporary backgammon and chess boards, by another hand
6.5 by 13.5 by 13.3cm., 2½ by 5¼ by 5¼in.
Designed and executed 1923-24.
Estate of Dr Baender, U.S.A., who acquired the set directly from the Bauhaus in Weimar as a student
Sotheby's, New York, Pioneering 20th Century Design: The Torsten Bröhan Collection, 8 March, 2005, lot 110
Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy, Eds., Bauhausbücher: Neue Arbeiten der Bauhauswerkstätten, Vol. 7, Munich 1925, pp. 43-45
Herbert Bayer, Das Bauhaus in Dessau: Katalog der Muster, 1925, n.p.
Magdalena Droste, Bauhaus: 1919-1933, Cologne 1990, pp. 94-95
Magdalena Droste and Peter Hahn, et al., Eds., Bauhaus Archive Berlin The Collection, Berlin 1999, p. 90
Exh. Cat., Weil am Rhein, Vitra Design Museum and Bonn, Bundeskunsthalle, the Bauhaus: #itsalldesign, September 2015 - August 2016, p. 289, no. 277 for an advertisement, cat. 278
Jeannine Fiedler and Peter Feierabend, Eds., BAUHAUS, Potsdam 2016, p. 406
Exh. Cat., Paris, Musée des Arts décoratifs, L'esprit du Bauhaus, October 2016 - February 2017, p. 196, fig. 2 for an advertisement