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Wird and Rare Chess set


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #181

    waynet

    The dogs versus cats are sensational, and as a bird watcher, I love the bird ones. Sensational.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #182

    Crosspinner

    To play chess with such a beautiful set would add so much more to the game for me. I truly enjoy playing with different sets.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #183

    Crosspinner

    To play chess with such a beautiful set would add so much more to the game for me. I truly enjoy playing with different sets.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #184

    Aletool

    Here we go again with same more I found. I wish yo have some of them too.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #185

    Aletool

    I wondering if there are some extra pawns inside the little doll just in case  i lose a few.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #186

    Aletool

    Bring all your army

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #187

    Aletool

    flowers and plants chess

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #188

    MatchStickKing

    I saw this once on show at Nottingham Castle in the UK.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #189

    Aletool

    Very Nice!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #190

    AndyClifton

    That plant thing was a hoot!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #191

    Bartolov

    AndyClifton wrote:

    That plant thing was a hoot!

    I hope is not a carnivorous plant You can't make a move ,they bait your finger if you touch it

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #192

    Assoluto

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #193

    Assoluto

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #194

    Aletool

    Very nice set! Assoluto

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #195

    tmkroll

    johnyoudell wrote:

    Portuguese

     

    This is an antique "Spanish Pulpit" chess set, once believed to be from Spain the origin of these sets is still fairly mysterious as far as I know. I think the current theory is they're from England. I don't think there's any compelling reason to think they come from Portugal. The attribution from Hammond and Pfeiffer at the Met is the only thing I've ever read that says Portugal and the other Puplit set in that collection is attributed by the same collector to Spain ( http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/201466 ) which we already know is not right.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #196

    TetsuoShima

    Assoluto wrote:
     


    that is one cool chess set. if only the bishops wouldnt make the piece sign if i see it correctly. what is it called?

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #197

    Phylar

    This picture has Morgan Freeman (you may also know him as GOD) playing chess. All other arguments are hence invalid.
    Btw, the chess set is pretty cool too
  • 14 months ago · Quote · #198

    strngdrvnthng

    TetsuoShima wrote:

    Assoluto wrote:

     

    that is one cool chess set. if only the bishops wouldnt make the piece sign if i see it correctly. what is it called?

    The peace sign would be incorrect, it is a blessing adopted from the Romans. If you look at some of the statues of Julius and Augustus Caesar you will observe similar hand gestures. The set is, I believe, the model from which the set in Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone was adapted.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #199

    TetsuoShima

    strngdrvnthng wrote:

    TetsuoShima wrote:

    Assoluto wrote:

     

    that is one cool chess set. if only the bishops wouldnt make the piece sign if i see it correctly. what is it called?

    The peace sign would be incorrect, it is a blessing adopted from the Romans. If you look at some of the statues of Julius and Augustus Caesar you will observe similar hand gestures. The set is, I believe, the model from which the set in Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone was adapted.

    oh god harry potter..

    anyway thanks for the knowledge, pretty embaressing that i didnt know that.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #200

    ClavierCavalier

    Perhaps God can easily tell those pieces apart, but we mortals can't.


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