Capture the timeless elegance and historical significance of the iconic Peter Ganine's Conqueror Chess Set with this meticulously crafted handmade replica. Each piece in this set is cold cast using reconstructed stone, ensuring durability and an authentic feel. The exquisite detailing and exceptional finish in aged bone and antique silver paintwork make these chess pieces a true collector's item.
Peter Ganine was a Russian-born sculptor and artist known for his innovative and influential contributions to the world of chess. Born in 1921, Ganine immigrated to the United States in the 1940s and established himself as a prominent figure in the art and design community.
Ganine's most renowned creation is the Conqueror Chess Set, which he designed in the 1960s. This chess set quickly gained recognition for its striking and unconventional design, blending modernist aesthetics with traditional chess symbolism. The set features bold forms and unique interpretations of the traditional chess pieces, making it a standout piece in the history of chess art.
The King stands tall at 11cm (4,3 inches with a sturdy 3cm base and the pawns are 7.5 cm tall also with a 3cm base making this chess set a perfect fit for boards with a 4 or 5 cm square.
Each piece in this set is meticulously handcrafted here at Mournestudios , where recreating the classic design of the Peter Ganine Conqueror Chess Set has been a real passion.
The pieces are cold cast using reconstructed stone, ensuring a solid and durable construction while preserving the authentic feel of traditional chess pieces.
The stunning aged bone and antique silver paintwork add a touch of vintage elegance and create a sense of historical significance.
Every piece is intricately detailed, capturing the regal stature of the king and the distinctive design of the pawns. making this set perfect for chess enthusiasts, collectors, or as a striking display piece in any setting. This replica set celebrates the artistry and heritage of the original Ganine Conqueror Chess Set.
Note: This listing is for the chess pieces only. Chessboard is not included however is available to purchase on request.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of chess with this remarkable replica set, and elevate your chess experience to new heights.
The Conqueror Chess Set became highly sought after by chess enthusiasts and collectors alike, attracting attention for its artistic value and challenging the established norms of chess piece design. It has been a firm favorite with artists and craters since it first became available. It showcased Ganine's ability to merge artistry with functionality, and his innovative approach continues to influence contemporary chess set designs to this day.
The chess set is a collection of handmade castings and if handled with care will last a lifetime, however as with all earthenware they are not impervious to wear and tear and can break or chip if bumped or dropped onto a tiled floor for example (as most figurines will). As a general and by no means comprehensive guide, these pieces should be handled in the same way one would handle all earthenware or pottery.
The pieces will be individually wrapped and carefully packaged to ensure safe arrival at their new home. Additionally there is added support in this set making it more durable than is traditionally possible with stone casting.
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At Mournestudios all boards and pieces are bespoke and are custom made just for you.
am happy to offer custom colours on all of my work, so if you see a chess set or board in my shop that you like the colours of and would like those on your new set as opposed to the colours advertised, then simply leave me a message at check out and I will get back to confirm your choices.
If you have a colour that I don't currently stock, I'm also happy to see if I can find it for you.
All of the Chess pieces here at *Mournestudios are are intended for collectors of 14 years of age and above and are not considered as toys within the EU Toy safety Directive (as referred to in Article 2(1)).
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Each Chess set that I produce is made from the highest quality materials with additional enhancements added to strengthen them.
Each piece is individually hand painted and unique to you.
I offer a diverse range of Chess sets to suit the needs of every player and ensure that all items go through a rigorous quality assurance process before their final dispatch.
With so many happy customers who have kindly left me so many positive reviews, you can rest assured that your chosen chess set will be something special.
In Ireland and more specifically within my family, we have a long tradition of producing high quality Arts & Crafts that has been handed down over the years,and that ethos and commitment to quality is ever present in my work.
Unfortunately once an item has been dispatched I have little or no control over what happens on it's journey to you.
All of my items are now sent with full tracking provided which will help with resolving any postal issues in the unlikely event that something goes wrong (delays, customs hold ups etc).
I'm always happy to step in and help you resolve the issue.
Absolutely yes. Any of the chess sets sold are available in a variety of colours. Details available on request.
All sets are personalised by default and carry the customers initials on the base of a number of pieces.
What you can expect from MourneStudios is to be kept updated with the process of making, and dispatching etc.
I will always be honest and give you realistic time frames for the completion of your purchase and will stay in touch throughout the whole process and beyond.
It is my personal goal to ensure that every customer is more than happy with both the art works that I offer and the level of service I provide.
My vision for MourneStudios is that I am able to grow my business into a long term venture offering a diverse and eclectic mixture of hand crafted works and in order to do that I will be going to extra mile for all of my customers.
All of the chess sets that are for sale here at MourneStudios are made from reconstructed stone (Alabaster, Gypsum etc) and are further enhanced with an acrylic polymer for strength.
As an Artist and Maker, I have always been very particular about the materials that I use. It is important to me that the materials are ethically sourced and have as little impact on the environment as is possible. For that reason I do not use any polyurethane or Polyester resins in my work.
Apart from the harmful effects that plastic has on our environment, I find that Chess pieces made from natural materials are much more welcoming to the touch, which makes for a more enjoyable Chess experience.
Yes!! All chess pieces come with high quality felt bases as standard, However, not everybody wants their chess pieces with felt bases as it removes the sound of the piece touching the board, and if you would rather not have felt bases added we are more than happy to accommodate.
If that's you, simply add a note at checkout to say that you would rather not have the bases and I shall make it so.
In most cases your order will be ready much sooner than that, however it depends on how many orders we are working on at that time.
4-6 weeks is the maximum time that an order should take but I do aim to have your order ready much sooner if it is at all possible.
If you need your order to be ready by a particular date and you drop me a message to let us know beforehand, I will do My best to accommodate you and will let you know before you place your order if that date is possible from my end of things.
Very well packed indeed. We want to you get your order in the condition that it leaves our studio.
Each chess piece will be individually wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a thick cardboard box with plenty of extra packing to ensure that it absorbs any bumps along the way.
If your order does not arrive in perfect condition I will replace any of the broken items at no cost to yourself (including postage and packing).
It is my goal here at MourneStudios to ensure that you are more than happy with your order and will do whatever I can to make sure that that happens.
Whilst the stone casting material that I use is very robust, and is further enhanced with an acrylic polymer to strengthen it, care should always be taken when handling chess pieces due to the nature of their shapes.
The chess set is a collection of castings and if handled with care will last a lifetime and beyond, however as with all earthenware they are not impervious to wear and tear and can break or chip if bumped or dropped onto a tiled floor for example.
As a general and by no means comprehensive guide, these pieces should be handled in the same way that one would handle all earthenware or pottery.
A variety of colour options are available. If you have a custom request I will gladly work with you to source the colours that you want.
I really do want you to have the best customer experience you can with MourneStudios. I'm really are here to help.