'Lost' chess piece sells for £735,000
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Lewis Chessman bought for £5 sells for £735,000

A medieval sculpture thought lost has been sold at auction for £735,000.

The Lewis Chessman had been kept in the home of an Edinburgh family, whose antique dealer grandfather bought the piece for £5 in 1964.

His descendants discovered its true value when they had the ivory figure valued.

An anonymous bidder acquired the Chessman at auction in London.

  • 02 Jul 2019