A beautiful piece of chess history from the late 19th century! These chess pieces have been expertly crafted from iron, and then gilded, as done by the famous blacksmith E. G. Zimmermann from Hanau. This is also recognizable by the mark on the underside of the king: Verlag bei E.G. Zimmermann Hanau”. Note, this is only for the white chess pieces.
The theme of the chess set is ‘The Thirty Years War’. This was a conflict from 1618-1648 between the armies of Emperor Ferdinand II of the Roman Catholic Empire and Gustav II Adolf, King of Sweden. This set depicts the army of Emperor Ferdinand II.
Chess pieces by E. G. Zimmermann are highly sought after by collectors and are included in very many leading books on special chess pieces.
Height king: 8.4 cm. Total weight: 0.8 kg. Please note: the chessboard on the photos is only depicted for illustrative purposes and is not part of the lot.
The entire lot will be packaged safely and shipped via registered and insured mail.
- E.G. Zimmermann Hanau Chess pieces, rare and antique
- Iron (cast/wrought)
- Estimated Period
- Late 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear