Featured 3 Vintage Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces; Lookin' for More

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by wlwhittier, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Resin replicas, to be sure...but so evocative!
    The pawn is marked BMPL; the other 2 are marked BM. I gotta find out who's marks those are. The originals are in the British Museum.
    I can't imagine filling this onesy-twosy; I'll try to find a high-quality contemporary, or better yet a vintage, replica set complete. Costly, probably...but they're pretty special, so worth splashing on even if I never play them. Thanks for lookin'!

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  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    There was somebody in the past listing them on eBid.net
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  3. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Thanks...I'll take a look, Terry!
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  4. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Check the British Museum shop.
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  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

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  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    The three most popular chess sets:
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  7. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

  8. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    I really like them. Love the barley corn ones posted above too. Never come across them before.

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  9. architrave

    architrave Well-Known Member

    BMPL =British Museum Publications Ltd.
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  10. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Tenniel's illustrations for Alice in Wonderland are based on Barleycorn pattern chess pieces.
  11. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Bingo!! That's where I'll find them, now, too...I hope.
    Thanks, architrave, very much!
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