Help me identify family heirloom chess piece.

chastainchesssearch

Hello,

I received a single chess piece from my uncle's estate when he passed away. It was a singular remaining piece. I would like to try and identify it from a set and learn more information about it. He taught me how to play chess with the set about 40 years ago and I imagine the piece is 60+ years old. Any suggestions on what I can do?

Regards, 

Monie49

Post a picture.

Namesnipe
Picture plox
Youarereallyquitebad

a single chess piece? Did you two not get along very well then?

Acroduster

Is it a red one or a black one? 

aaliyahtaylor

hi

 

 

chastainchesssearch

chastainchesssearch

chastainchesssearch

Youarereallyquitebad

It's an isle of lewis replica chess knight. 

http://www.isleoflewischessset.co.uk/lewis-design.html

kaspariano

 

the whole set is being sold here https://www.thegamesupply.com/isle-of-lewis-chess-set/

superchessmachine

Hmm, so he left you a 20 dollar chess piece.

Rest In Peace though. sad.png

AlFiziro

that's the piece the kid found in the park in the movie searching for bobby fischer it's invaluable you have no idea what you have it's worth the entire estate and then some don't let these scamming patzers fish.png in here talk you into giving to them; I'll hold on 2it 4safe keeping.

GWTR
chastainchesssearch wrote:

Hello,

I received a single chess piece from my uncle's estate when he passed away. It was a singular remaining piece. I would like to try and identify it from a set and learn more information about it. He taught me how to play chess with the set about 40 years ago and I imagine the piece is 60+ years old. Any suggestions on what I can do?

Regards, 

It's a black knight.  It should be placed on b8 or g8.

forked_again
kaspariano wrote:

 

the whole set is being sold here https://www.thegamesupply.com/isle-of-lewis-chess-set/

I love my Isle of Lewis chess set.  I got mine from Ogg the Clever on etsy.com.  Less than a 100 bucks. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/oggtheclever?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count#items

I have no affiliation with them other than I bought my set from them and appreciate the quality and service.  Fascinating history.  The originals (something like 79 pieces found from presumably 4 different incomplete chess sets) are supposed to be from around 1150 AD and are now in the British museum in London with a few in the Museum in Edinburgh Scotland.  Carved from Walrus tusk, they must have been very time consuming to produce and therefore valuable and probably owned by only wealthy people of the time.  Really interesting to look at the figures and think about what life was like back then, when they carved such beautiful chess pieces in a time when there was no electricity, modern tools, plumbing, transportation, furnaces, AC, etc etc.  What a different world it must have been.  

Acroduster
forked_again wrote:
kaspariano wrote:

 

the whole set is being sold here https://www.thegamesupply.com/isle-of-lewis-chess-set/

I love my Isle of Lewis chess set.  I got mine from Ogg the Clever on etsy.com.  Less than a 100 bucks. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/oggtheclever?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count#items

I have no affiliation with them other than I bought my set from them and appreciate the quality and service.  Fascinating history.  The originals (something like 79 pieces found from presumably 4 different incomplete chess sets) are supposed to be from around 1150 AD and are now in the British museum in London with a few in the Museum in Edinburgh Scotland.  Carved from Walrus tusk, they must have been very time consuming to produce and therefore valuable and probably owned by only wealthy people of the time.  Really interesting to look at the figures and think about what life was like back then, when they carved such beautiful chess pieces in a time when there was no electricity, modern tools, plumbing, transportation, furnaces, AC, etc etc.  What a different world it must have been.  

Everybody knows that people back then we’re useless so they had the aliens make everything.

 

Congrats to the OP, you have a replica alien made chess piece!

AussieRookie

A Knight that big you either place on a8 b8 c8 and d8 collectively or e8 f8 g8 and h8 collectively.

forked_again
Acroduster wrote:
forked_again wrote:
kaspariano wrote:

 

the whole set is being sold here https://www.thegamesupply.com/isle-of-lewis-chess-set/

I love my Isle of Lewis chess set.  I got mine from Ogg the Clever on etsy.com.  Less than a 100 bucks. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/oggtheclever?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count#items

I have no affiliation with them other than I bought my set from them and appreciate the quality and service.  Fascinating history.  The originals (something like 79 pieces found from presumably 4 different incomplete chess sets) are supposed to be from around 1150 AD and are now in the British museum in London with a few in the Museum in Edinburgh Scotland.  Carved from Walrus tusk, they must have been very time consuming to produce and therefore valuable and probably owned by only wealthy people of the time.  Really interesting to look at the figures and think about what life was like back then, when they carved such beautiful chess pieces in a time when there was no electricity, modern tools, plumbing, transportation, furnaces, AC, etc etc.  What a different world it must have been.  

Everybody knows that people back then we’re useless so they had the aliens make everything.

 

Congrats to the OP, you have a replica alien made chess piece!

I haven't heard that theory, but it makes perfect sense!

Youarereallyquitebad

@forked_again you are aware that all the evidence suggests these pieces weren't used for chess at all. It was a clever marketing ploy.

Johannes_Climacus

Sorry for your lost, and for all the folks on here who are treating it irreverantly.