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Chessmen (32)

Manufacturer:
Wedgwood and Co.
Designer:
John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
Date:
early 19th century
Culture:
British, Etruria, Staffordshire
Medium:
Blue and white jasper
Dimensions:
King: each, H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Pawn: each, H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 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:
48.174.130a–p, aa–pp
Not on view
Signature: (on base of each) WEDGWOOD
Gustavus A. Pfeiffer (until 1948; to MMA)
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