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Lot #109. Samuel Pepys Chessmen

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Samuel Pepys Chessmen

Oleg Raikis

Oleg Raikis

A masterful reproduction of the famous 18th century Samuel Pepys chessmen in natural and green-stained Mammoth ivory created and crafted by Oleg Raikis. The Pepys set is an Anglo-Indian design. Tall and slender, it is highly decorative. With the exception of the knights, which featured horse’s heads atop complex pedestals, the other chessmen are abstract. The King stands 7-0” tall. Made in 2004.