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Two Kings

Two Kings

Recently acquired this chess set with abnormally large pieces
from a little old lady who happens to be a customer of mine.
Each piece is hand-carved and are nearly a foot tall
and the board is a carved table.

entered for the Thursday Challenge "Two"

Two more of everything but the kitchen sink are here: -->click here<--

other sizes: small medium original
Guest 11-Jul-2008 10:15
nice shot, great focus

a very well=deserved gift from ur customer
Guest 11-Jul-2008 10:15
nice shot, great focus

a very well=deserve gift from ur customer
virginiacoastline15-May-2008 19:20
you must have done good for her to give you something so very cool . . . pieces a foot tall . . .wow
Did you take any pix of the whole thing??
Alexa Bloesch12-May-2008 09:47
They don't look too happy about their job! Nice angle. V
Laura Sebastianelli11-May-2008 03:48
"My kingdom for a queen!" (nice shot and cool pieces!)
Yvonne10-May-2008 11:50
What a wonderful chess set, and fabulous shot!
Jonathan Popp10-May-2008 02:46
The angle and use of DoF really makes this shot. Nicely done!
Enjoy the set.
Cooper09-May-2008 18:04
It's a parade!
Azlin Ahmad09-May-2008 14:59
What a cool find! And the photo is stunning. Well done!
Norman Richard09-May-2008 10:55
I wonder, if that beats a Queen?
Hodero09-May-2008 07:07
looks like the kings are camera-shy ;-)
Dan Chusid09-May-2008 06:14

As far as I can tell, they're Italian made, hand carved and painted
and probably circa 1960-something. Anyone got any more clues?
NealyBob09-May-2008 06:13
Very nice find~!
Guest 09-May-2008 04:39
Dan, you definitely nailed that one.
Russ Rose09-May-2008 04:30
good find.
Linda Willets09-May-2008 04:25
two treasures
BleuEvanescence09-May-2008 02:54
What a find....who made them?
Great entry.
Malcolm Smith08-May-2008 21:24
They look a touch grumpy, not been played for a while? Nice entry.
Phillip Normanton08-May-2008 20:39
They look a little mean, grand shot tho :)
wernere0108-May-2008 19:14
It doesn´t make happy automatically to be a king. They seem to have a lot of problems. Great shot.
Tsienni08-May-2008 19:10
They look like two pieces of craftmanship. I like how the dof makes the subjects stand out vividly.
Mairéad08-May-2008 19:06
Beautiful pieces.
mathilda williams08-May-2008 18:51
great shot!
Lee Rudd08-May-2008 18:18
a big table game!
Peg O'Brien08-May-2008 18:01
Cool photo!
Michael Shpuntov08-May-2008 16:47
You will need a third king :-) Great shot Dan.
David Royall08-May-2008 16:42
That sounds like a fantastic chess set.
This is a superb image of its royalty.
papadaka08-May-2008 16:19
I wish i knew how to play chess. I'd invite myself over for a bout !
Great image....
Laryl08-May-2008 14:26
wow cool set.. great shot of them, perfect
Anita08-May-2008 14:04
nicely done
Baine Carruthers08-May-2008 13:57
Two royal a self-portrait for you : )
Ilana gil08-May-2008 13:49
That is a nice shot with warm colors!
Barbara Heide08-May-2008 13:42
great find!
sandy barbour08-May-2008 13:28
They almost look a little nasty Dan, great entry for todays challenge!
Sofia Solomennikova08-May-2008 13:07
A great aquisition, V
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography08-May-2008 13:03
Cindi Smith08-May-2008 13:02
Wow! What a cool thing to have!!!!!I wanna see it in life size!
Karen Stuebing08-May-2008 13:00
Beautifully captured. Love the dof and pov. Nice chess set too.
Pete Smith AIPF08-May-2008 11:04
Great shot.
Jola Dziubinska08-May-2008 09:43
Nice find, well presented.
faye white08-May-2008 09:28
beautiful treasures!
Dave Hein08-May-2008 08:44
Eventually you'll have to post a shot of it all set up with something for reference scale. I watched a group of older men in Zurich one time play outdoor chess with 1'-2' tall wooden pieces on a large concrete "board". It puts a different spin on the game.
Piet & Elsabé Enslin08-May-2008 08:02
Another excellent use for your acquisition
Robin Reid08-May-2008 06:47
Makes a terrific entry.
Ieke Vonk08-May-2008 06:46
I like it.
Ann...08-May-2008 06:42
A stunning acquisition!
Pat Shawyer08-May-2008 06:37
Dan, its wonderful !
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