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Description
This figure is part of an artist's proof or prototype set for a chess set made by Cybis and presented by President Nixon to the U.S.S.R.
According to the Cybis Archive, the White House commissioned the set to be presented during the 1972 Moscow Summit between President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Brezhnev. The set was inspired in part by the 14th-century Nine Heroes Tapestry, based on a 1310 poem by Jacques de Longuyon. The set was designed by Harry Burger, Jr.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bishop
date made
1972
maker
Cybis Porcelain Art Studio
place made
United States: New Jersey, Trenton
Physical Description
monochrome, blue (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
gilt (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 6.985 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
CE.78.64Bd
catalog number
78.64Bd
accession number
1978.0805
Credit Line
Cybis
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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