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chess-set / chess-piece / chess-board / backgammon-board

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  • Description

    Embriachi bone and wood alla certosina gaming box with boards for chess and backgammon, together with a chess set of ivory and tortoiseshell with gold pique inlay.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 15thC (board)
    • 18thC (chessmen)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: (a-hh)
    2006-2007 23 Sep-21 Jan, Luton Museum, Across the Board
    2006 26 May-3 Sep, Lincoln, City and County Museum, Across the Board
    2006 28 Jan-1 May, Leicester, New Walk Museum & Gallery, Across the Board
    2005 1 Oct-31 Dec, Gosport, Discovery Centre, Across the Board
    2005 23 Jul-17 Sep, Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Across the Board
    2005 22 Jan-16 Jun, Wallsend, Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Across the Board

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by the vendor from a Christie's Works of Art sale about 10 years ago.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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