Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fine Kholmogory walrus ivory knight

This fine piece comes from a 18th century Russian Kholmogory set and is made of walrus ivory. The carving quality is second to none.

Walrus ivory

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Regence set

Finely turned and early Regence pattern chess set from around 1800. I have come to believe that it rather comes from the 1700s, though.

White pieces

Black pieces