September 23, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Alaskan Eskimo Walrus Ivory Chess Set with Case

housed in a wooden box opening to playing board; 30 pieces carved in cream walrus ivory and fossilized walrus ivory; pawns depicted as seals draped over rocks, rooks, knights, and bishops are polar bears, igloos, and walruses; the king and queen are Eskimo figures, heights 1 in. to 2 in.
second quarter 20th century

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,722
09/23/2016

 

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