Vintage Style Chess Set w/ Xian Terracota Warriors

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 07, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

MQ-CH002-C

Vintage Style Chess Set w/ Xian Terracota Warriors

This gorgeous chess set features figures modeled on the Xian Warriors, the world famous clay terracotta figures found in the tomb of Emperor Qin, the first emperor of China and the man that China was named after in the west. The king is modeled after Emperor Qin himself.

These chess sets are made in northwest China using traditional methods and incorporating motifs from Chinese history and mythology. The board is made of wood and coated with a layer of leather that is sealed with a lacquer paint that is a specialty of the region. The chess pieces are molded from ground cattle bone. . The inside of the box is often layered with Chinese characters taken from poetry and classic literature, giving the whole affair a retro elegance and vintage charm.

The playing board folds up into an elegant wooden carrying case, which looks just as nice resting on a shelf as it does with the chess pieces arranged on top.

Carrying case is 16-1/4''L x 8-1/2''W x 4''H (41cm x 21cm x 10cm) Playing board is 16-1/4'' x 16-3/4'' (41cm x 42cm) The queen is 3-5/8'' tall (9cm) This chess set is brand new How Much Does Shipping Cost for This Item?
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