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CARL HANSEN'S ORIGINALE SKAKSPIL
Chess set in its original box
Cast metal (bronce), one side silvered and the other oxidized
Designed by N. Hansen
Danish
Ca. 1875
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"CARL HANSEN'S ORIGINALE SKAKSPIL" <br>Cast metal chess set, Danish, ca. 1875, one side silvered with white highlights, the other side in oxidised metal, kings holding pots of beer, queens with bustle skirts, bishops as jockeys, knights as donkeys wearing tail coats, rooks as figures on turrets, pawns wearing dungarees, the king 7cm high, the pawn 5cm high, in a fitted presentation box with a sliding lid: "Carl Hansen's Originale Skakspil, modelleret af skulpteur N. Hansen...Paa de til dette skakspil benyttede figurer foreboldes, ifolge sket Anmeldelse, eneret i henold til lov af 31 Marts 1864 jfr jnd.  Bekjendtgjorelse af 16 Aug. S. A.",  25cm wide.<br>Description: <a href=https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1372775_221c-a-carl-hansen-metal-chess-set-1864" title=""CARL HANSEN'S ORIGINALE SKAKSPIL" <br>Cast metal chess set, Danish, ca. 1875, one side silvered with white highlights, the other side in oxidised metal, kings holding pots of beer, queens with bustle skirts, bishops as jockeys, knights as donkeys wearing tail coats, rooks as figures on turrets, pawns wearing dungarees, the king 7cm high, the pawn 5cm high, in a fitted presentation box with a sliding lid: "Carl Hansen's Originale Skakspil, modelleret af skulpteur N. Hansen...Paa de til dette skakspil benyttede figurer foreboldes, ifolge sket Anmeldelse, eneret i henold til lov af 31 Marts 1864 jfr jnd. Bekjendtgjorelse af 16 Aug. S. A.", 25cm wide.<br>Description: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1372775_221c-a-carl-hansen-metal-chess-set-1864">
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Chess piece: Knight (Reutter)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
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Chess piece: Pawn (Soldat)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
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Chess piece: Rook (Roche)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
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Chess piece: Queen (Königin)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
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Chess piece: Bishop (Schütze)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
#chessmen #bishop #VisualArts #engraving #Selenus1616 #ChessInVisualArts
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Chess piece: King (König)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
#chessmen #king #VisualArts #engraving #Selenus1616 #ChessInVisualArts
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I am curious if this imagery represents an actual chess piece or the idea of a chess piece. If it points to a physical object - do you have any idea of what it would have been made of? Wood? Bone? Ivory? Thanks.
The image is from the first German chess book that employs the reformed rules by Gustavus Selenus 1616. So there is no dount that it is actually a chessman. But the engraving might be idealized.


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Representation of indian chess pieces
Illustration from:
Thomas Hyde (1636-1703):         
De Ludis Orientalibus Libri Duo
[Oxonii]: [Theatrum Sheldonianum], 1694; Vol. I, p. 137
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Max Ernst (1891-1976)
King, queen and bishop
Bronze sculpture
16 h x 30 w x 9,5 d cm
1929-30
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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Chess piece: Rook (Roche)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
#chessmen #ChessPiece #rook #elephant #VisialArts #engraving #Selenus1616 #ChessInVisualArts
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Chess piece: Rook
South german
2nd half of the 16th century
Wood; oil, silver and gold colour
H: 5,6-6 cm
Ambras Castle, Innsbruck, Austria
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Man Ray (1890-1976)
Chess Set
Wood
1946
Centre Pompidou, Paris
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Chess Piece: King
Ivory
7.6 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
German (Cologne)
End of 12th century
The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
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Chess Piece: Bishop
Attributed to Western Islamic Lands
Ivory
H. 9 cm, D. 5,9 cm
8th–10th century
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Chess Piece: Knight
Ivory
Egyptian, Western European
10th-11th century; head added 12th-13th century
The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
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Chess set
Manufacture: C. M. Weishaupt & Söhne; Hanau, Germany
Silver, gold, ebony, mother-of-pearl, rubies, emeralds and diamonds
c. 1850
The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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The # # are a group of distinctive 12th-century # pieces, along with other # pieces, most of which are carved from # #. They were discovered in 1831 on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of #. British # #

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This is especially true for # because a player always looks on the back of the own pieces. # # # #

Protip: Always check out the backs of artifacts in museum displays. They're rarely photographed, and can be amazing. Check out gorgeous carvings on the back of the Lewis chessmen @britishmuseum.




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Chessmen
16th century (?)
South Germany (?)
Wood, oil, silver and gold color
Ambras Castle, Innsbruck, Austria
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