Peter Ganine Chess Sets

Peter Ganine Chessmen Bishop

Peter Ganine (1900–1974) was born in Russia and lived in Belgian Congo before immigrating to USA. Ganine lived in Los Angeles from 1932 to his death in 1974. Peter Ganine designed two extraordinarily beautiful chess sets, Gothic and Conqueror. Gothic is also sold as Superba Masterpiece Chessmen Salon Edition. Salon edition is the more common type of Gothic set. The other is Tournament edition - much rarer - which has larger pieces.

The Gothic set is his masterpiece, a collection of heads. The style is very sculptural and gothic. The set looks absolutely fantastic, though I'm not sure how good it is for actually playing chess. However, if I wanted a good-looking chess set, that's the one I'd get.

The Conqueror set has complete figures, taller and thinner, done in medieval style. That one is also very beautiful set, if not as striking and unique as the Gothic set.



Vintage Sculptured Gothic Chess Set By Peter Ganine 1961 Salon Edition 1475
Vintage Sculptured Gothic Chess Set By Peter Ganine 1961 Salon Edition 1475
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Gothic Chess Pieces by Ganine Tournament Edition 1471
Gothic Chess Pieces by Ganine Tournament Edition 1471
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Vintage 1961 Gothic Sculpted Chess Ganine Set 3 3 4 King Plastic Felted Salon
Vintage 1961 Gothic Sculpted Chess Ganine Set 3 3 4 King Plastic Felted Salon
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1483 Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine 1962 Complete 4 1 2 Kings Weighted
1483 Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine 1962 Complete 4 1 2 Kings Weighted
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Vintage Conqueror Sculptured Chess Set by Peter Ganine 4 5 8 King VGC with Box
Vintage Conqueror Sculptured Chess Set by Peter Ganine 4 5 8 King VGC with Box
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Mid Century 1962 Peter Ganine Conqueror Chess Set VG cond
Mid Century 1962 Peter Ganine Conqueror Chess Set VG cond
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Vintage 1961 Ganine Sculptured Chess Gothic Salon Edition no 1475 Pleasantime
Vintage 1961 Ganine Sculptured Chess Gothic Salon Edition no 1475 Pleasantime
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Vintage Sculptured Chess By Ganine Gothic 1961 REPLACEMENT PIECES ONLY
Vintage Sculptured Chess By Ganine Gothic 1961 REPLACEMENT PIECES ONLY
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Peter Ganine Chess Set
Peter Ganine Chess Set
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Vintage Gothic Ganine Sculpted Peter Ganine Chess Game Salon Edition 1475
Vintage Gothic Ganine Sculpted Peter Ganine Chess Game Salon Edition 1475
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VINTAGE PETER GANINE CONQUEROR 1962 CHESS PIECES FULL SET vintage
VINTAGE PETER GANINE CONQUEROR 1962 CHESS PIECES FULL SET vintage
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Vintage 1957 Gothic Sculpted Ganine chess Set 3 3 4 King Plastic Felted Salon
Vintage 1957 Gothic Sculpted Ganine chess Set 3 3 4 King Plastic Felted Salon
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VINTAGE GOTHIC SCULPTURED CHESS SET BY GANINE No 1475  1947 1957
VINTAGE GOTHIC SCULPTURED CHESS SET BY GANINE No 1475 1947 1957
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SCULPTURED CHESS GANINE GOTHIC 1475 SALON EDITION 1961 VINTAGE GREAT CONDITION
SCULPTURED CHESS GANINE GOTHIC 1475 SALON EDITION 1961 VINTAGE GREAT CONDITION
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SCULPTURED CHESS GANINE GOTHIC 1475 SALON EDITION 1961 VINTAGE GREAT CONDITION
SCULPTURED CHESS GANINE GOTHIC 1475 SALON EDITION 1961 VINTAGE GREAT CONDITION
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There are usually both available in eBay, often with quite low prices, too. The sets originate from 1940's, but have been done many times in different materials ever since. Finding a cheap, complete set shouldn't be too hard.

More information: "Gothic" Chess Set by Peter Ganine at chazzz.com