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Chess Set

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T4852
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1800 - 1900

Maker Information


A rare set of pear wood chessmen in the shape of bears, carved by Polish monks around 1800 -1850.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Turned and carved.
Place of Origin:Poland


Height:7-8.8 cm
Width:2-2.3 cm
Depth:2.5-2.6 cm

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