Backgammon Set with Board and Pieces
    Stone Source: Tiger's Eye; Northern Cape Province, South Africa; Tiger Iron and Nephrite, Australia; Jasper, Mexico, Kacholong, Africa and Dolerite, Russia
    Artist: Konstantin Libman

    Played all throughout the world, Backgammon is one of the most ubiquitous and popular games known. This incredible set includes a game board with the lid and base inlaid with Tiger Iron panels surrounded by stunning golden yellow Tiger's Eye which exhibits vibrant chatoyancy. The featured inlays measure 10.75 x 3 inches (4.23 x 1.18 cm). Once opened, the game board explodes with amazing colors from natural stones found all over the world. The center is made from stunning Jasper from Mexico. This stone exhibits rich ochre reds, deep golden yellows and swirling "rivers" of purple, blue and white. The points are made from black Nephrite which has been precisely laid onto more Tiger's Eye. This impressive game set comes with 36 checker pieces hewn from exotic white Kacholong (white Opal) from Africa and jet black Nephrite from Australia. The checkers rest in exquisite dark Beechwood holders surrounded by clean lines of black Diabase (Dolerite) with flecks of glass creating an iridescent appearance. Masterfully crafted by artist Konstantin Libman, this game board is numbered "603" and is in excellent condition. The set also comes with two wooden, velvet lined presentation boxes for both the board and the checkers and dice. Backgammon is considered a game of both strategy and luck - and luck will also describe the player who ends up with this one-of-a-kind set.
    Overall Measurements: 15.5 x 16 x 1 inches (39.37 x 40.64 x 2.54 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

    Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000.

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    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
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