Source: The Internet
Owner: Alain R. Truong
Link to: Website
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., 2â…žin.
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
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