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Queen chess piece

Standing human figure (female) dressed in elaborate costume; wearing a crown with finial; left arm bent, pouch in hand, right hand holding edge of robe; top of feet visible; standing on oval platform; concentric ball base; unscrews above and below ball

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Knight chess piece

European - style King; dressed in elaborate costumes; crown is two crossed straps with a cross at the point of jucture; right arm bent, left hand holding cape; oval base with square pattern; hair tied up at back

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Unknown chess piece

Standing human figure, elaborately dressed; long beard, right arm bent, tip beard in hand; left arm bent, holding sceptre; standing on oval platform which sits on concentric ball base; unscrews above sphere ; Red stain

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Knight chess piece

A human figure seated on a horse; rider drawing a bow with right hand, left hand balancing arrow head; horse's forelegs raised, supported by something; horse on oval platform, concentric ball base ; Red stain

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Knight chess piece

A human figure seated on horse; rider raising a spear with right arms, holding rein in left hand; horse's forelegs raised, tail attached to oval pulley- shaped base ; Green stain

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Queen chess piece

Standing female figure elaborately dressed; very fine carving; holding a small basket in left hand, a plant stem in right hand; standing on an oval pulley-shaped base; concentric ball base; tips of feet showing; unscrews above and below ball ; Red stain

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Knight chess piece

Human figure on a horse; rider's right arm extended back, holding a bow; left hand holding a bow; left hand holding rein; horse's left foreleg raised and balanced on an extension; horse mounted on oval platform; concentric ball base; unscrews above and below ball

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Knight chess piece

A standing (emperor) human figure, elaborately dressed, fine carving; wearing emperor's hat (drilled) long beard; carving of a dragon on stomach; oval pulley-shaped base

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King chess piece

Mandarin-style standing figure; elaborately dressed in long robes, brimmed hat, beads around shoulders; right hand holding fan, left hand holding beads; knee-length braid down back; oval pulley-shaped base ; Red stain

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Knight ? chess piece

Draught style; turned ivory disk with carved emblem on either side; horse (half visible) on one side, 2 human figures among foliage on either side ; Red stain

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Rook chess piece

An elephant carrying a lion on its back; lion's head is disproportionately large, tail curls between its legs; elephant's right legs slightly ahead of left; trunk attached to base, tail to left rear leg; carved oval base

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Queen chess piece

Elaborately dressed mandarin-style figure (female); right arm bent, fan in hand; left hand holding a tassel (?) which hangs down; hair in rolls on top, hanging freely down back; standing on oval pulley-like base; concentric ball base; unscrews above and below ball ; Red Stain

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King chess piece

Elaborately dressed Mandarin style standing figure; brimmed hat with a large feather; strand of beads over shoulders; holding (?) in right hand; standing on oval pulley-shaped base; concentric ball base; unscrews above & below ball ; Red stain

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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure wearing tunic; sash draped over left shoulder; small brimmed hat; right hand on top of left at waist; mounted on oval base

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Knight chess piece

Horse's head atop a carved and turned baluster stand; mane combed to right side; horse's mouth open slightly; carved rein around neck; nostrils flared; unscrews at two places

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Bishop chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure; carved and turned, baluster stand with carved leaf-like design, miter on top is drilled, has the appearance of being lined with candles; unscrews at base and miter

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Knight chess piece

Beige mouse holding a sword in right hand, flag in left hand; eyes are red beads; gilt trimming around hat and base; mouse standing on domed base which is mounted on a cylindrical stand

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King chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure, crown on top of a baluster stand carved, turned & drilled; circular finial attached to top of crown ; Brown stain

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Queen chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure; carved, turned and drilled; crown atop a baluster stand; crown serrated at top edges; unscrews at base ; Brown horn

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Knight chess piece

Horse's head atop a carved, turned and drilled stand; bridle and rein are beaded; mane combed over to right side; horse's mouth open, teeth showing; flowerpot-shaped structure above base carved with flowers

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Knight chess piece

Horse's head atop a carved and turned baluster stand; beaded rein, mane combed to left side; mouth open, teeth showing; leaf-like carved design; head removable (pegged on) ; Green stain

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Rook chess piece

A small mouse on top of a tower; mouse has black bead eyes, black hat, a bugle in his hands; barred window on tower displays face of another mouse looking out; gilt trims tower, bugler's hat

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King chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure; carved and turned; finial is a dentate sphere shaped structure; sphere above base has serrated edges; dome-shaped base which unscrews in two places. ; Brown stain

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Knight chess piece

Horse's head atop a carved and turned stand; horse's mouth open slightly; nostrils flared; mane combed to right side; edge of mane is serrated; unscrews at horse's head ; Brown stain

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King chess piece

Human face carved on crown; large cross atop crown; carved and turned baluster with small gallery under crown; detailed carving; face wears a crown; has large ears

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