Rare Vintage Malmik Bronze and German Silver Shah Mat Chess Set
1963, designed and patented by Michael Hanna and Francis Maljan, Chicago, in a stylized Gothic design, hand-cast and polished, the underside of each piece lined with royal purple kidskin, the set presented in a custom wooden box lined with royal purple velvet, accompanied by the original loose leaf descriptive booklet which includes detailed views of the pieces and is presented within a black buckskin cover.
king h. 5-1/4", rook h. 2-3/4"
Provenance: A New Orleans, Louisiana collector.
Literature: "Midwest Magazine", Chicago Sun-Times, Sunday, May 31, 1964, pp. 4-7.
Notes: This set, one of an edition of one hundred, was chosen by Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright for exhibition in the New York American House Show of American Art Objects. The sets were first retailed by Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago, then in New York by Julius Carlebach Gallery, Bronzine Shops, Inc., and Alfred Dunhill.