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Chess piece a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250)

Chess piece a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250)

Date Created: 13 April 2018

Lot 1. The Hohenzollern-von Hirsch chess piece. German, probably Cologne, circa 1300-1320, Chess piece: a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250). Estimation 120,000 — 180,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

with a label on the underside printed: Robert von Hirsch / Sotheby's, and inscribed: 269; partially polychromed walrus ivory; 7.2cm., 2⅞in.    

Provenance: Fürstlich Hohenzollern collection (inv. no. 5175), Schloss Sigmaringen, Germany, by 1871;
Robert von Hirsch (1883-1977), Basel, Switzerland;
his sale Sotheby's, London, 22 June 1978, lot 269;
Noble European collection

Author: Unknown

Source: The Internet

Owner: Alain R. Truong

Location: Unknown

Link to Website: http://heteromys3.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=3271429&item=8058

Chess piece a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250) 2

Chess piece a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250) 2

Chess piece a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250) 3

Chess piece a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250) 3

Chess piece a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250) 4

Chess piece a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250) 4