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.



Peter Ganine Gothic CHESS 1961 sculptured Salon edition 1475 USA
Peter Ganine Gothic CHESS 1961 sculptured Salon edition 1475 USA
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Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine Tournament Edition  1475 Copyright 1957
Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine Tournament Edition 1475 Copyright 1957
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Vintage Sculptured Chess By Ganine Gothic 1961 REPLACEMENT KING ONLY
Vintage Sculptured Chess By Ganine Gothic 1961 REPLACEMENT KING ONLY
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Sculptured Chess Set By Ganine Gothic EXC 1957 Vintage
Sculptured Chess Set By Ganine Gothic EXC 1957 Vintage
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VINTAGE CHESS  CHECKER SETS PLEASANTIME TOURNAMENT GANINE
VINTAGE CHESS CHECKER SETS PLEASANTIME TOURNAMENT GANINE
$26.51 (10 Bids)
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Vintage Conqueror Sculptured Chess by Peter Ganine 1962 No 1483
Vintage Conqueror Sculptured Chess by Peter Ganine 1962 No 1483
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Gothic Peter Ganine Mid Century Chess Set 1475 Salon Ed Vintage 1961 Plastic
Gothic Peter Ganine Mid Century Chess Set 1475 Salon Ed Vintage 1961 Plastic
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Vintage Peter Ganine Chess Game Weighted DARK BISHOP 2 Replacement Piece
Vintage Peter Ganine Chess Game Weighted DARK BISHOP 2 Replacement Piece
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vintage 1961 GANINE Gothic Chess Complete 1475 SALON EDITION
vintage 1961 GANINE Gothic Chess Complete 1475 SALON EDITION
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Sculpted Chess Ganine GOTHIC 1961 Pacific Game Company Figural Pieces No Board
Sculpted Chess Ganine GOTHIC 1961 Pacific Game Company Figural Pieces No Board
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Vtg 1961 Pleasantime Games Gothic Sculptured Chess Set Peter Ganine 1475 Salon
Vtg 1961 Pleasantime Games Gothic Sculptured Chess Set Peter Ganine 1475 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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Vintage 1957 Ganine GOTHIC CHESS SET Weighted Felted PIECES missing one Bishop
Vintage 1957 Ganine GOTHIC CHESS SET Weighted Felted PIECES missing one Bishop
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Chess Set Sculptered  Gothic  by Ganine Vintage 1961 Salon Edition
Chess Set Sculptered Gothic by Ganine Vintage 1961 Salon Edition
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Vintage Sculptured Chess By Ganine Gothic 1961 REPLACEMENT PAWNS ONLY
Vintage Sculptured Chess By Ganine Gothic 1961 REPLACEMENT PAWNS ONLY
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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