24 wooden draughts-pieces. Nuremberg, c. 1745.
Material: wood. Diameter: 49 mm.
These draughts-pieces are a rare example of composite tokens. The embossed pieces are inserted into a turned ring. As a result, a few pieces have slightly warped. While the representations on the black draughts-pieces remain very detailed, the depicted scenes on the white pieces are here and there depressed. A few pieces are slightly burst.
The collection includes social scenes, dwarfs, fools and portraits of Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712-1780), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden (1655-1707), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), Charles VII (1697-1745), Frederick I of Sweden (1676-1751), Augustus III of Poland (1696-1763), Charles VI (1685-1740), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1711-1740), Charles Henri de Lorraine-Vaudémont (1649-1723), Frederick William I or Prussia (1688-1740), Maria Theresia (1717-1780), Stanislaw I Leszczynski of Poland (1677-1766), Louis XV of France (1710-1774), Frederick I of Prussia (1657-1713), William IV, Prince of Orange (1711-1751) as well as views of Munich, Gdansk, Berlin, Hamburg and Nuremberg.