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Chess set

Designer:
Max Esser (German, Barth 1885–1945 Berlin)
Manufacturer:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
1931
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
King: each, H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); Pawn: each, H. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm.); Board: H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.), Square, 20 in. (50.8 cm.); Model: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm.); Only the tallest and shortest examples of chessmen measured for basic record.
Classification:
Chess Sets
Credit Line:
Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1948
Accession Number:
48.174.93a–p, aa–pp, q–s
Not on view
Marking: On base of each: Crossed swords, dots below, Dresden porcelain mark.
Gustavus A. Pfeiffer (until 1948; to MMA)
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