Monday, May 21, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
A sitting Chinese Queen and a Pawn from different sets. Both pieces are made of ivory and finely carved.
It is unclear wether or not the sitting Chinese Queens and Kings are chess pieces. Mackett-Beeson tells us that they are but they are usually sold as single pieces. Micheal Mark has seen only one chess set with sitting Chinese Queens, Kings and Bishops in more than 30 years.
I love the Pawn. It must come from a very fine set. 99.9% of Chinese pawns out there are very rude compared to this one.