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Chessmen (32)

early 19th century
German (Franconia) (Bayreuth)
King: each, H. 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm); Pawn: each, H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.); Only the tallest and the shortest examples of chessmen measured for basic record.
Chess Sets
Credit Line:
Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1948
Accession Number:
48.174.124a–p, aa–pp
Not on view
Alexander Hammond ; Gustavus A. Pfeiffer (until 1948; to MMA)
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