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Unknown chess piece

From 'Popeye', caricator set; man’s head (bust) atop a stand; black hair, black stand; angry expression, large eyes, open mouth; red nose; 2 faces painted on piece; stand mounted on flat wooden dish ; Black, red, pink, white paint

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Bishop, Pawn chess piece

'Fretwork' piece; flat caricature of human figure, painted on both side; holding an arrow pointed upwards; plaid pants, polka dot shirt, wearing a hat; long moustache; mounted on a flat squarebase ; Orange, yellow paint

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Queen chess piece

Flat human figure (Japanese female) painted on both sides; wearing an elaborate kumono, hair styled on top of head, comb in hair, fan child with both hands; mounted on a flat square platform which sits on another square-shaped flat base ; Orange, yellow paint

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Rook chess piece

Tower-shaped flat piece; painted on both sides; figure composed ot two thin vertical pillars joined at the top by a curved piece; at the bottom by a straight horizontal piece; mounted on a square platform which sides on another flat base ; Red, black paint

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Pawn chess piece

Japanese Fretted piece; flat figure painted on both sides; caricature of a human figure; holding a sword whose tip is balanced on knee; plaid shirt, baggy sleeves; large hat, shirt-like pants; extra piece of wood glued on leg; flat square platform ; Orange, yellow paint

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Knight chess piece

Fretted design; flat figure, painted on both sides; dragon figure; arms and legs are separate piece, glued on; open mouth; 3 long 'scales' on top of head; mounted on square platform which is mounted on a flat base ; Red and black paint

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Pawn chess piece

Turned and drilled piece; stick-man face drawn at 'crown' with a top-hat; drilled around base's perimeter; a gallery at middle section with curved 'leaves' ; Black and red paint

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Knight chess piece

A horse's head atop a short gallery with curled edges; gallery mounted on base with serrated edges, bottom edge drilled around perimeter ; Black and red paint

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Rook chess piece

Tower's finial with a small ball enclosed inside, oval windows; under finial is a small gallery with curved edges; base has serrated edges, drilled around bottom perimeter. ; Dark brown stain

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Bishop chess piece

a very simple human head wearing a hat; flat on the sides; on top of hat is an extension, green with concentric circles; in middle of stand is a gallery with curled edges; base has serrated edges and is drilled at bottom around perimeter ; Dark brown stain; Red, green and black paint

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Queen chess piece

Very simple hood and face with a large crown on top; below head are two galleries, upper one smaller; edges of the gallery are curled; base has serrated edges. base is drilled around perimeter near bottom ; Dark brown stain; red and black paint

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King chess piece

Very simple head and face topped by a large crown; crown drilled with oval holes; beneath head are three gallerys increasing in side downward; edges of galleries are curled; base is drilled near bottom perimeter ; Dark brown stain; red and black paint

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Queen chess piece

Abstract figure; glass baluster stand, brass-coloured metal crown topped by metal top; top can be unscrewed

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Rook chess piece

Abstract figure, glass baluster stand; metal crown unscrewsbrass-coloured metal finial

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Pawn chess piece

Abstract figure made in one piece; made of four distinct shapes; a sphere at the top, a disk shape; and two flat-sphere shaped figures.

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Rook chess piece

Smooth shaped tower figure with a reel-shaped base; in top lies a very shallow hole

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King chess piece

Bust of a human figure, waist and up; right hand holds a sword pointed up; wearing a turban-like hat; elliptical shaped base with a dot design.

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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure wearing a long flared cape, holding a staff in right hand; left arm at side; wearing a tall hat; oval reel-shaped base; Walrus ivory

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Pawn chess piece

Standing military figure wearing a wide cape and short tunic; a helmet with a fan on top; right arm bent, spear (floor-length) in hand; left arm at side; irregular reel-shaped base; Walrus ivory

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Rook chess piece

A white tower figure, finial outlined in gilt; 'brick' - style design on tower

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Knight chess piece

A horse's head, a painted shield on left side of horse's head, a painted shield is written; on shield are three lion faces ; White enamel

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Bishop chess piece

A gold outlined miter atop a sloped base; shield on side; base's perimeter outlined in gilt ; White enamel

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Queen chess piece

Abstract figure; very close to the shape of the standardized Staunton Queen; gilt around edges of serrated crown; shield on piece has a name on right side; goat on left; above shield a bare hand, a gloved armed fist ; White enamel

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Rook chess piece

An elephant covered with a very decorous throw; carrying a small tower which has four archways; a guard within each archway; atop tower is a flag and a small 'hut'; trunk curves to left; part of tower unscrews, flag is removable ; Red stain

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Rook chess piece

An elephant whose back is covered by a throw, carrying on its back a small tower with a flag; a mahout arms crossed on elephant's head; elephant stands on oval platform; concentric ball base; base unscrews above and below ball

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