The story itself about how the piece was discovered is absolutely amazing. The piece came up for auction on July 2, 2019 at Sotheby's London, and was estimated to go for as much as $1.3 million, the first time any Lewis chess piece has been offered for auction.
The piece itself is called a "Warder" and is the equivalent of a modern Rook (Castle), carved from Walrus ivory. You can read more about the piece, it's discovery and the auction at the links below.
|Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby’s.|
Sarah Cascone, July 3, 2019
A Newly Discovered Lewis Chessman Comes to Auction
Jue 4, 2019
Why this single chess piece could fetch $1 million in an upcoming auction
Alex Horton, June 3, 2019
The Washington Post
Lewis Chess Piece Bought for 5 Pounds and Kept in Drawer Sells for 735,000 Pounds
Simon Johnson, 2 July 2019