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Lot 18: MAN RAY - Chess Set, 1971
26 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: MAN RAY - Chess Set, 1971
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Notes: Signed and numbered 3/4 on a plaque on underside of the lid, all individual pieces marked '925' and '859MI' on the underside.
Provenance: Made by Man Ray on request and acquired directly from the artist Galleria il Fauno, Turin Private Collection Phillips Editions London, February 27, 2013, lot 3
Dimensions: smallest piece: 1 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (2.5 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm) largest piece: 1 1/2 x 1 x 1 in. (3.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm) case: 8 1/8 x 12 x 1 3/4 in. (20.6 x 30.5 x 4.5 cm)
Medium: Chess set comprised of 32 pieces in precious metal, contained in the original gray felted box with brass fastening and blue baize lining.