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Posted 3 years ago


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Does anyone know anything about the origin of this chess set? It is made of solid brass/verdigris finish. It has a modern Picasso-esque quality to it, but also has primitive overtones of Easter Island (the pawns), as well as ancient Greece (ie. the "rooks" are corinthian columns).

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  1. too_much_stuff, 3 years ago
    this is a small hint "Cycladic". The pieces are done in the style of this ancient culture which pre- dated the Classical Greece culture.
    I would guess they are a semi modern tourist item, dating from anywhere between the 1970s to the present age.
    Anyway, they are very handsome, good luck.
  2. bobditude, 3 years ago
    Yes, I believe you are right! Many thanks

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