Chess for the rich

Chess for the rich

Chess is an incredibly ancient game that appeared in India in the sixth century and spread later in Persia, the Muslim world and Europe. One of the reasons for such a great love for the game is the ability to at least temporarily enter the era of castles, royal luxury, queens and knights. A unique beautiful sets of expensive materials only reinforce the desire to pick up a chess piece.

10. Medieval Venetian Chess Set: $ 30,545

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The company Pianki specializes in elite gifts, among which there is a medieval Venetian chess set. It consists of 17 centimeter figures made of bronze and covered with 24 carat gold and silver. Kit visualizes a medieval battle between aristocrats and knights. There are soldiers with shields, spears and swords, a watchtower for defense. Each figure is detailed, three-dimensional, just for those who want to enjoy the atmosphere of medieval culture. All figures have the stamp of the author. The board is made of bronze, covered with 24 carat gold and silver.

9. Renault F1 Chess Collection Kit: $ 42,000

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The kit is made of the same material as the Renault Formula 1 car: titanium, steel and aluminum. The figures are made in the form of sleeves, suspensions, pilot's seat, and the board creates the illusion of the track. The clean minimalist lines of the Renault Formula 1 kit symbolize the simplicity and severity of modernity.

8. Silver Jubilee Chess Set: $ 7,780

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In the 1970s, Jeffrey Parker, a manufacturer of luxury goods, incl. and games, created an amazing chess set of gold, silver and suede in honor of Queen Elizabeth's silver jubilee. The kit itself is priceless, but cheaper versions are available and not for the royal family.

7. Carolingians & Moors Chess Set: $ 96075

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The company Pianki offers another amazing chess set from the series of Carolingians and Moors. Its author Piero Benzoni (Piero Benzoni) created figures of almost 30 centimeters high from bronze, covered with 24 carat gold and silver. This is a visualization of the battle between the medieval Europeans, the Carolingians and the Arab Moors.

6. Carolingian XIV Chess Set: $ 113580

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The most famous set of chess Piero Bentzoni - Carolingian XIV, which visualizes the warring Ottoman Turks and the ninth century Frankish Carolingians. Figures 17 centimeters high are made of gold and manually coated with 24 carat gold and silver.They are made extremely skillfully, you can see the smallest details. Equestrian warriors equipped with shields and weapons, kings and queens, jagged guard towers for defense and other figures suggest the player to return to the turbulent period in history that gave rise to the era of kings. A silver and gold chessboard is attached to the set. In onyx tables are produced in limited quantities, which will decorate the living room or study.

5. Baccarat Crystal Chess Set: $ 287,684

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Before celebrating its 250th anniversary, Baccarat ordered a limited edition of crystal chess sets from Nendo. The figures are made of white and dark blue crystal. Although they look like small vases, their form is the stylized miter of the bishop, the crown of the king and queen. The board is made of durable glass, reflecting light and enhancing the brilliance of the whole set.

4. Royal Diamond Chess Set: $ 600,000

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Charles Hollander specializes in unusual diamond sets for chess, the most famous of which is the Royal Set, produced in 2004. It took thirty masters and 4500 hours to produce.All figures are made of white gold, decorated with white or black diamonds (9900+ stones in total, totaling 189.09 carats). The board is made of white gold, the squares are lined with white and black diamonds.

3. J. Grahl Chess Set: $ 700,000

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J. Grahl created this chess set for the Cole family in 1972. Only a dozen copies of the original were made, the last one was sold back in 2008. The total weight of chess pieces from 14 carat gold and silver is about 400 grams. All characters are dressed like medieval Europeans. Fully armed knights in armor, archers, bishops, kings and queens are decorated with intricate carvings. Some queens crowned with balls (symbols of earthly power), made of precious stones, and precious cabochons adorn the dress. Other royal figures also have cabochons with a typical medieval cut.

2. Chess set “Art of War”: $ 750,000

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The chess set by Victor Scharstein is a true oriental masterpiece. The board is made of ebony with embedded gold and rhodium checker cells. The legs of the board are made of gold with diamonds or silver with rubies. Gold chess figures are decorated with precious stones: sapphires, rubies and emeralds.The kit is packed in a wooden box, lockable. The golden pen is decorated with twenty-one stones.

1. Jewel Royale Chess Set: $ 9.8 million

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The most expensive chess set in the world was sold in Britain by Jewel Royale. It is made of gold, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, black and white pearls. Each figure is decorated in the middle with a spiral of precious stones. The biggest chess piece - the king - is worth 100 thousand dollars. Despite the fact that the figures look airy and light, they are quite heavy.

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