Lot 215C View Catalog
***Note the similarity to the carved wooden sets by Anri. A Mr Nicholas Size writes in the British Chess Magazine, October 12th 1929: Sir- During a recent holiday I came across some extraordinary chessmen in a woodcaver's shop in Northern Italy...The name of the maker is Vincenzo Demetz Figlio of Ortesi, Val Gardena- and as all the wood-carving in that district is reasonable in price there may be a chance of a little English encouragement reaching the artist. The town of Ortesi is mostly devoted to the carving of saints and angels- greatly in demand in continental churches; and the art of wood carving is learnt by the children, who have tools put into their hands almost before they can walk..
|Estimate||£300 – £500|