How much would an ivory chess set be worth?
Prices for an ivory chess set can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $528 and can go as high as $188,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,225.
What are high quality chess pieces made of?
Pieces made of marble, crystal, granite, or other such materials lend an air of luxury to your chess table.
Are ivory chess sets illegal?
(The short answer is that ivory is illegal today, but if you have an old antique set, it is something you can sell and can potentially be quite valuable as an antique). Ivory chess sets are, to some, the ultimate romanticized idea for a set of chess pieces.
Can you sell an old ivory chess set?
You could also sell it to an antique dealer but they will only give you about 20% of its actual value. Another thing I forgot to say is make sure you know what the item is worth before you sell it. Get it appraised, or check yourself on the internets for several comparable ivory chess sets and their prices.
How can you tell bone from ivory?
The main structural difference between the two is that ivory has no marrow or blood vessel system. It is essentially tooth material. It is usually whiter, harder, denser, and heavier than bone.
What chess pieces do professionals use?
Tournament Chess Sets The most common type of chess set used in clubs, tournaments and schools are a standard 3.75″ plastic Staunton set, usually with a roll-up vinyl board.
How big is a chess piece made of camel bone?
Camel Bone Chess Pieces Wood Combination Camel Bone Dark Chess Pieces Dyed Black Camel Bone Light Chess Pieces Camel Bone Recommended Square Size 1.57″ to 1.96″ (40 mm to 50 mm) Total Weight Of Chess Pieces 0.86 lbs (390 grams)
What is the Jacques Cook type reproduction in camel bone?
Our 3.5″ Jacques Cook type reproduction in camel bone has been modelled after the cooke variant of staunton chessmen. Each Piece of this design follows a defined grammar.
What makes the knight chess set so special?
Showstoppers of the set, Knight are inspired by the horses in the Elgin Marbles from the Athenian Parthenon. The timeless beauty and the utility of these staunton pattern chessmen has made it the set of choice for players and a highly prized design for collectors.