“A Warder” The Magical Tale of the Lewis Chessmen | Sotheby’s

A Warder Chess piece attributed to the Lewis Chessmen Workshop
A Warder – Lewis Chessmen Workshop | Lot #7 Sotheby’s

Enter the wondrous tale of the Lewis Chessmen and discover a member of this famous band of brothers. Found in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the Lewis Chessmen have inspired new generations, from the classic British 1960s children’s animated television series, The Sagas of Noggin the Nog, to, most recently, Harry Potter, in the Warner Bros. production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Japanese Manga, in Hoshino Yukinobu’s Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure. Bought for £5 by an antique dealer in Edinburgh in the 1960s, A Warder (Attributed to the Lewis Chessmen Workshop) is a highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art auction in London July 2, 2019.

 

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