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 1961 GOTHIC SCULPTURED CHESS SET BY GANINE No 1475 Salon Edition
VINTAGE 1961 GOTHIC SCULPTURED CHESS SET BY GANINE No 1475 Salon Edition
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Vintage 1961 Sculptured Chess by Ganine Gothic Pleasantime Games
Vintage 1961 Sculptured Chess by Ganine Gothic Pleasantime Games
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Vintage Conqueror Sculpted Chess Set by Peter Ganine 1962 Plastic large NICE
Vintage Conqueror Sculpted Chess Set by Peter Ganine 1962 Plastic large NICE
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Vintage Chess set Ganine 1957 Gothic set
Vintage Chess set Ganine 1957 Gothic set
$50.00
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Vintage Gothic Chess Set Peter Ganine Salon Edition 1947 1957 Plastic Weighted
Vintage Gothic Chess Set Peter Ganine Salon Edition 1947 1957 Plastic Weighted
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Vintage Gothic Chess Pieces Duncan Ganine all dated 1947 1957
Vintage Gothic Chess Pieces Duncan Ganine all dated 1947 1957
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VINTAGE 1961 GOTHIC SCULPTURED CHESS SET BY GANINE No 1475 Salon Edition
VINTAGE 1961 GOTHIC SCULPTURED CHESS SET BY GANINE No 1475 Salon Edition
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VINTAGE PETER GANINE GOTHIC CHESS PIECES SET IN NEW WOOD CHEST no board
VINTAGE PETER GANINE GOTHIC CHESS PIECES SET IN NEW WOOD CHEST no board
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GANINE PORTABLE TRAVEL CHESS SET RARE COMPLETE 1959 OVER 50 YEARS OLD
GANINE PORTABLE TRAVEL CHESS SET RARE COMPLETE 1959 OVER 50 YEARS OLD
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PETER GANINE 32 PIECE CHESS SET c 1947 IVORY
PETER GANINE 32 PIECE CHESS SET c 1947 IVORY
$80.00 (1 Bid)
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VTG Mid Century Peter Ganine 1962 Black White Chess Set Complete Marble Board
VTG Mid Century Peter Ganine 1962 Black White Chess Set Complete Marble Board
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PETER GANINE 1947 GOTHIC CHESS SET BAKELITE BOARD
PETER GANINE 1947 GOTHIC CHESS SET BAKELITE BOARD
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Pleasantime Gothic Chess by Ganine 1472 in Box LOOK
Pleasantime Gothic Chess by Ganine 1472 in Box LOOK
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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 Sculptured Chess by Ganine Gothic No 1475 Salon Edition USA
Vintage Sculptured Chess by Ganine Gothic No 1475 Salon Edition USA
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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