HERE ON OFFER IS A LARGE FINE VINTAGE AFRICAN CHESS SET PROBABLY FROM 1970-80s? VINTAGE FINE AFRICAN MAKONDE CHESS SET Q 11 cm EST AFRICA AND ORIG BOX. A LARGE FINE VINTAGE AFRICAN CHESS SET PROBABLY FROM 1970-80s? REPRESENTING THE HIRARCHY OF THE MAKONDE TRIBE EAST AFRICA.EACH PIECES WAS INDIVIDUALLY CARVED FROM A SIGLE LOG OF SOLID LOCAL MELLOW WOOD SIMILAR TO BOX WOOD THE BLACK SET IS FROM JET BLACK EBONY AND MAKASSAR EBONY THE CHESSMEN WOOD PLATE HAS A NICE SMOOTH AND SHINY FINISH. THE TALLEST PIECE IS THE QUEEN WHICH STAND AT 111 mm THE BASE IS 31mm, THE KING STAND AT 110 THE BASE IS 30mm mm APPROX THE PAWN IS 66 mm THE BASE IS 28 mm.
THIS SET IS NOT A CHEAP REPRODUCTION IS A GENUINE QUALITY AFRICAN ARTFACT THE PIECES ARE HAND CARVED BY USING ANCIENT TOOLS & TECNIQUES SO THERE ARE CARVING AND SIZE DIFFERENCES AMONG THE PIECES, UNUSUALLY THIS CHESS SET COME WITH THE ORIGINAL BOX, WHICH IS A MASTER PIECE ITSELF HAND CRAFTED AND CARVED FROM A SINGLE LOG OF SOLID MAKASSAR EBONY ALL AROUND IS BEAUTIFULY CARVED REPRESSENTING VILLAGE SCENES WITH DECORATION TO THE BASE, ON THE TOP LID THERE IS AN HAND ELEPHANT AS HANDLE, IS REALLY A SUPERB PIECE OF AFRICAN ART , CAN BE USED FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES OR JUST FOR DISPLAY, IS A VERY HEAVY THE BOX UNWRAPPED WEIGHT IS 1.564 kg THE BOX IS 22cm OR ALMOST 8.75 HIGH WITH A DIAM OF 16.2 AT THE BASE THE COMBINED WEIGHT BEFORE PACKAGING IS 2.241 gr IN MY SCALE. THIS SET COME FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION. THE CHESS BOARD IN PHOTOS IS NOT INCLUDED TO THE SALE DISPLAY ONLY. Expected sign and marks probably from the carving process nothing obvious or serious, the carving were made by using ancient tools so the pieces are not perfect, there are some faults to 4 pieces as follow, the hair string decoaration is missing from 1 black pawn and 1 white pawn which also show a little damage to the ear in question, part of the hair decoration is missing from another white pawn, 1 horn is chipped to 1 black Giraph as dipitched in photos may be slight size differeneces and few imperfection to some pieces, slight chip to the base of back as per photos, other than good for play and display.CHESS BOX there are some light marks and sign also there is a vertical natural stable hairline to one side mind you is a rustic African Art fact so is not perfec, as show in photos. GERMANY, FRANCE, BELGIUM NETHERLAND, LUXEMBOURG................... Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.
Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "VINTAGE FINE AFRICAN MAKONDE CHESS SET Q 11 cm EST AFRICA AND ORIG BOX" is in sale since Friday, February 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Games\Chess\Vintage Chess". The seller is "jacqueline3663" and is located in Bristol/Avon.
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