Full Details for Lot 1134
Sale DEC10A Lot 1134
19th century English ivory and bone chess set made by Charles Hastilow circa 1850, provenance by direct family descent, unusually large red and white set in barleycorn pattern the kings with maltese cross finials, 7.5" high, the queens with feather finials, 7.25" high, the bishops with open mitre tops, 3.5", the knights (without reigns), 3.5", the rooks with turreted towers with flag finials, 5.25", the pawns 2.5", together with 15 red and 17 white plain draughts, 1.75", and one odd red draught with carved decoration and two scorers
PROVENANCE; Direct family descent from Charles Hastilow hardwood turners of 3 Queen Street, Worship Street, London EC. Family tradition states that this set is a copy of a set which was exhibited in the Great Exhibition 1851. It is said that it took four years to complete . NOTE We are advised that Hastilow did not exhibit in 1851 but did in 1862. It is therefore presumed that the copy of this set was exhibited in 1862 NOT 1851
Estimate £ 1,500-2,500
One red pawn possibly re-glued to base. Another red pawn with split to base. Split in base of one red knight. Split in base of red queen. One red draught split. Two white draughts chipped and two split. Wear to red colouring.
Sold for £4000
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