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Franco Rocco "Scaccomatto" Chess Set and Board

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 4140TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: May 29, 2022 12:00PM


Franco Rocco "Scaccomatto" Chess Set and Board, Milan, Italy, 1977, the pieces of solid polished brass and chrome-plated brass, the board of crystal with an alternating clear and mirrored pattern. The green felt of the crate unfolds to reveal nother chessboard on the reverse side. Assembled sculpture dimensions 3x3x3 in. Board dimensions 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 1/4 in. All pieces have base dimensions of 1x1 in. with variable ht. to 3 in.

Each chess piece doubles as a puzzle piece in a pair of elegant postmodern sculptures by the Italian architect Franco Rocco (b. 1939). Number 300 of 1000, this chess set comes with a signed certificate of authenticity by the artist, and the original wooden crate housing both puzzle cubes, stenciled "S 300" on the lid. The artist's signature accompanies the numbered edition on each side's "queen," and is repeated along with the sculpture's title on the board.

Original assembly/disassembly instructions included. Both puzzle cubes are complete and fully functional.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Very minor surface scratches on some pieces owing to the assembly and disassembly process. The mirrored paint on the board is partially stuck to the paper backing, owing either to a manufacturing defect or improper storage.

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S 300, Franco Rocco, Milan, Italy