Dieppe Green and White Figural Ivory Set, probably early 19th century

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Dieppe was well-known for its meticulously carved ivory figural chess sets. This set is an excellent example of the excellent carving. Note the Bishops with their strange expressions -- in prior centuries, the Bishops were "fou" (fool) or court jesters.

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