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Posted 4 years ago


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I won this chess set in an auction, because it is just beautiful! I found the same set listed here, asking the same questions...Where did it come from? Who made it? I would love to know its history!

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Interesting style pieces on the set!

    I don't know the maker. It looks to be relatively modern (not antique) most likely made in the last 30 years.

  2. ADM01, 4 years ago
    Yes, it is a fantastic chess set (I'm the other listing for the same set). The one I have was purchased in Greece in I know it is at least 40 years old (vintage, rather than antique). Is that the original board? Were you offered any historical information from the auction house?
  3. Militarist Militarist, 4 years ago
    The designs look like they are based on the ancient Minoans
  4. Sia, 3 years ago
    I purchased a set like this form Crete back in 1988 and I still have them but have not been using them since 1990, the chess boards thick laquir is very sensitive and crackas rather easily which is a minor thing.

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