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.


Sculptured Chessmen by Ganine GOTHIC individual Chess piece Black KING 1961
Sculptured Chessmen by Ganine GOTHIC individual Chess piece Black KING 1961
$3.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 20h 59m

Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine Salon Edition  1475 Copyright 1957
Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine Salon Edition 1475 Copyright 1957
$50.00
Time Remaining: 20d 21h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00

Gothic Sculptured Chess Pieces by Ganine Copyright 1957
Gothic Sculptured Chess Pieces by Ganine Copyright 1957
$25.00
Time Remaining: 23d 15h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00

Vintage Sculptured Gothic Chess Set by Ganine Salon Edition 1961
Vintage Sculptured Gothic Chess Set by Ganine Salon Edition 1961
$75.00
Time Remaining: 19d 41m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00

Vintage Peter Ganine Spare Chess Pieces
Vintage Peter Ganine Spare Chess Pieces
$19.99
Time Remaining: 21h 39m

VINTAGE CONQUEROR Sculptured Chess by Ganine in Box
VINTAGE CONQUEROR Sculptured Chess by Ganine in Box
$49.99
Time Remaining: 21d 13h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99

Vintage 1961 Gothic Ganine Sculpted Plastic Piece Chess Game Salon Edition 1475
Vintage 1961 Gothic Ganine Sculpted Plastic Piece Chess Game Salon Edition 1475
$69.98
Time Remaining: 19d 54m
Buy It Now for only: $69.98

Sculptured Ganine Chess Set Gothic Vintage Ivory Brown Old Plastic Incomplete
Sculptured Ganine Chess Set Gothic Vintage Ivory Brown Old Plastic Incomplete
$4.95
Time Remaining: 22h 41m

Vintage Peter Ganine Chess Set 1947 57 Weighted Pieces Nice Sculptured
Vintage Peter Ganine Chess Set 1947 57 Weighted Pieces Nice Sculptured
$29.99
Time Remaining: 19d 23h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Gothic Sculptured Chess Ganine No 1475 Salon Edition 1961
Gothic Sculptured Chess Ganine No 1475 Salon Edition 1961
$69.00
Time Remaining: 26d 16h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $69.00

Vintage 1962 Peter Ganine Conqueror Sculptured Chess Set Made In USA Complete
Vintage 1962 Peter Ganine Conqueror Sculptured Chess Set Made In USA Complete
$25.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 48m

Replacements 1961 Gothic Ganine Sculpted Plastic Piece Chess Salon Edition
Replacements 1961 Gothic Ganine Sculpted Plastic Piece Chess Salon Edition
$8.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $8.00

1947 1957 Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine No 1475 Complete
1947 1957 Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine No 1475 Complete
$80.00
Time Remaining: 24d 15h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00

Vintage MIB 1961 Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine 1475 Salon Edition
Vintage MIB 1961 Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine 1475 Salon Edition
$29.95
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $65.95

1947 Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine STAR TREK
1947 Gothic Sculptured Chess Set by Ganine STAR TREK
$110.00
Time Remaining: 16d 21h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $110.00



« Previous123

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