02 December 2010

Chess Knights?

Continuing with my fortnightly survey of Top eBay Chess Items by Price, taken from top selling eBay chess items over the past two weeks (last seen in Blog -> Email -> Facebook -> Ebay), the title for the collection shown on the left said 'STERLING SILVER JEWELED CHESS KNIGHTS STATUE FIGURINES'. The description said (sic),

From the estate of a well beloved collector of museum quality artifacts from arround the world comes a rare collection of four Beautiful vintage Sterling Silver knights statues / figurines with jeweled pierced bases possibly expensive chess pieces.

From left to right: 1 ~ Knight with banner , sheild, and sword with faux glass stone prong set jeweled base. Measures 7.0" tall from base to banner tip. base measures 1.75" by 1.75". Staute measures by itself 4.0" tall. Has polished stone insert face with crown. Hallmarked " Sterling " Silver, " 925 ", and Germany".


Condition: DNA ID / As with all silver of age there is tarnish and will polish beautifully! May at one time been part of very expensive chess piece set but are being offered for there beauty. Because of age and thiese item are from an estate they are being sold as is and as shown.

The item sold for US $1350, apparently on 'Best Offer'. Do they look like chess Knights to you?

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