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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure wearing a black striped hat, dress; right arm bent, flag (Union Jack) in hand; wedge-shaped notched base

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Bishop chess piece

Non-figurative piece, crown is parabolic; small flowerpot-type stand is turned and carved; crown piece unscrews ; Brown stain

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Bishop chess piece

Human face atop a carved and pierced pedestal (flower design), very well carved; oval shaped head, smiling face; base can be unscrewed ; Red stain

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Bishop chess piece

Abstract figure; carved, turned and drilled; concentric circle base; crown - piece is parabolic and notched; crown piece unscrews

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King chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure, sphere-shaped, middle section with teeth-like protrusions encircling the top and bottom of sphere; smaller sphere near top of piece, concentric circle design on base; unscrews in two places

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Queen chess piece

Non-living (abstract) figure; sphere-shaped middle section with teeth-like protrusions encircling top and bottom of sphere; smaller sphere shaped structure near top of piece; base made up of concentric circles

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Knight chess piece

A horse's head atop a stand; horse's nostrils flared, mouth slightly open; mane combed to right side; horse's ears have holes; base has a concentric circle design; head can be removed

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Knight chess piece

A rearing horse carrying a human figure; a rider leaning to right, holding a dagger in right hand, has a waist-long braid in the back; horse's tail attached to oval-shaped base; rider wearing a sailorlike hat

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Bishop chess piece

Abstract, non-living (turned and carved) figure; vertical elliptical- shaped crown, one side carved; middle section consists of a disc-shaped piece and a carved sphere-shaped piece; circular carved base ; Brown stain

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Bishop chess piece

Standing human figure, wrapped in a robe; wearing a Bishop's headdress; not very finely carved; one solid piece of ivory; no protruding pieces; Walrus ivory

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Pawn chess piece

Looks like it may be a pipe tamper; standing human figure; right hand tucked in jacket Napoleon-style; left arm behing back; wearing a plumed hat and thigh-high boots

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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure wearing a cone-shaped hat; right arm bent; hand resting on chest, left hand resting on pelvis; wearing a tunic and sash; semi-circular base

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Unknown chess piece

Standing half-nude human warrior figure; holding a large bow which extends up the circular base; the warrior's height; wearing a sash wrapped around waist, slung over left shoulder and through legs; bare feet appear to be put on wrong sides

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Knight chess piece

Standing human figure, clad in full armour (except face) supporting a tall lance in right hand, holding a sword in left; square design circling hip on armour, lance may be removed

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King chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure; sphere smooth-shaped structure near base; turned and carved; large crown at top highly decorated; flat circular base; can be unscrewed in 3 places

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Queen chess piece

Carved and turned abstract (non-living) figure; smooth sphere-shaped middle section; large carved crown; flat circular-shaped base; can be unscrewed in 4 places

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King chess piece

Non-living (abstract) figure; large crown at top; lathe-turned, carved, very- decorated; shallow, flowerpot-type figure under crown; flat circular base; unscrews in 2 places ; Red stain

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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure, head turned over to left shoulder; holding a cross bow; left foot pointed in same direction as head; arrow case on back; elliptical notched base; blade is removable

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Rook chess piece

A standing elephant with sloping back straps around its neck, belly and down its back; long tail which touches the base as does trunk; oval base

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Rook chess piece

Barleycorn design; a circular tower-like structure with a flag on top; flag has appearance of blowing in the wind; carved designs encircle the tower flag can be removed in one place and unscrewed in another ; Red stain

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Rook chess piece

A standing elephant carrying a structure like the top of a tower: trunk attached to front legs; back legs attached to each other; elephant's ears are large and attached to shoulders; circular base ; Grey paint ?

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Rook chess piece

Standing elephant carrying on its back a circular structure which appears to be the top of a tower; trunk attached to front legs; tail and back legs attached; large ears attached to shoulders; circular base ; Brown Paint

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Unknown chess piece

Standing military figure wearing a tunic and a battle helmet; left arm bent, shield in hand; right arm bent

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King chess piece

Draught-type chessman; turned dish piece with a carved emblem (Chinese Emperor) at centre background is a pierced design; carved many-petalled flower on reverse side

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Pawn chess piece

Draught type; turned disk with a carved emblem at center; on one side a picture of a warrior, on other side a scenic outdoor picture with 2 human figures included; carved borders around each picture

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