Wird and Rare Chess set

  • #181

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

  • #182

    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.

  • #183

    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.

  • #184

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

  • #185

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

  • #186

    Bring all your army

  • #187

    flowers and plants chess

  • #188

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

  • #189

    Very Nice!

  • #190

    That plant thing was a hoot!

  • #191
    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

  • #192

    Very nice set! Assoluto

  • #193
    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.

  • #194
    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?

  • #195
    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
  • #196

    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.

  • #197
    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.

  • #198

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

  • #199

    Not so hard. The patterns cut into the pieces along, of course, with their height. I just wouldn't play blitz with that set is all.

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