Vintage Ivory Chess Set
As a young man of 21, I was directed to travel to Hong Kong for the first time in 1969 for work.
There I was fortunate enough to live in the private board of a Chinese family for over three months and from there work as a textile machinery mechanic every day in Kowloon.
Through this long stay, a very friendly and family relationship with the Chinese landlord family Wu developed.
Due to this special relationship I was able to acquire from the head of the family Mr. Wu his beloved ivory chess game, which he inherited from his father, for the friendship price to me.
Since I am now 70 years old and my best friend Mr. Wu left the world a few years ago, I would like to hand over the beautiful chess game to some interested peoples.
For this I have apply for a Chinese certificate and a corresponding German CITES certificate. This two documents declare that my ivory chess game is antique and therefore may be sold without problem.
(Please see below the english translation of the chinese Certificate)
I gladly accept your offers for buying. Please contact me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificate for Artworks No .: 1025
Name: chess pieces made of ivory
Age: Qing Dynasty
Size: height of 10,3cm
Quantity: one set of toal 32 pieces
2. Assessment of the Experts
Made from Asian ivory, precious and valuable. Character modeling, figures proportioned, with lively and natural appearance. Line drawings of clothes are smooth and flowing with bold colors. The nice thing is the complete set with the original packaging. That's very rare.
Satement of the owner: The collection was purchased in 1969 in Hong Kong and is a collector's item.
4. Signature of the expert
Jian Li 20/8/2015
5. Verification identification
Stamp 1 (assessment and evaluation of the Cultural Office of art)
Stamp 2 (Shanghai assessment, identification, and evaluation center for
Shanghai Research Institute of art
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