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    Posted 5 years ago

    collector90
    (1 item)

    An impressive complete vintage yet minimalistic modern set of heavy, solid sterling silver, signed chess piece, plus a sterling trimmed, signed board and the original case.
    Each king piece weighs about 87 grams, a knight is 55 grams, rook is over 70 grams.
    Each piece is signed with a lion (or some lion-like animal), and the script writing of “Frei”.
    Dimensions: matching board is 13.5? square; sterling silver square divider is 1/8?, same with boarder.
    Board on the side is 3/4? high covered in sterling (1/8?X3/4?) on all 4 sides of the board, of course. Feet are about 1/2? high. See picture for back of board. Board is also SIGNED “Frei” with the same animal.
    Chess pieces: wow so fabulous: heavy, each glazed wood base is 1/2? square.
    King measures 2? high (excluding base) X 3/4? at widest. Rooks are 3/4? high, 5/8? square on top.

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    1. collector90, 5 years ago
      I know it's from Frei because it's on hallmarked on every piece with name and a lion. I also know it's solid sterling because it's tested. But I know nothing of this artist - so any info would be appreciated.

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