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Chess set

Max Esser
(German, Barth 1885–1945 Berlin)

Maker: Richard Barth (German) (chessmen)
Enameler: Frieda Bastanier (German) (board)
Date: 1932
Culture: German, Berlin
Medium: Silver, silver-gilt, ivory, ebony, marble, plaster, brass, beeswax, enamel
Dimensions: King: each, H. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm); Pawn: each, H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.); Board: H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.); Square 26 in. (66.0 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: 48.174.92a-p,aa-pp,q, r, rr, xa-xp,xaa-xpp

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