Villivitae (Village Life): 32 heavily weighted chess pieces without board, porcelain, white v. olive, Russian, c.1970
Height: King 8cm, weight 75g, base width 3.5cm; Queen 7cm, wt 75g, bw 3.6cm; Bishop 6.3cm 45g, Knight 5.6cm 45g, Rook 5.5cm 70g, Pawn 4cm 30g.
W: lush burgundy felt bases, B: same
A rare Soviet porcelain design reminiscent of wooden patterns found in the Tzarist era as well as more modern Russian ‘mamushka’ sets such as those found in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan regions close to the borders of India and China.
The set is in excellent condition after a few very minor restorations including the addition of lush felt bases and be warned! The pieces have also been weighted and are now quite heavy!
Both kings carry the hand-painted iridescent bronze ‘Power’ signature of the restorer on their bases and are ideal for display as well as casual play.
All of our sets come with a Certificate of Artistry which is dispatched separately as soon as we have tallied up how many Bronze Signature sets have passed through our galleries in 2021.
Ref code: VV21
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