A Soviet Porcelain chess-set: ' Reds and Whites', Natalia Danko, State Porcelain Manufactory, circa 1926

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After a design by the artist, on the White side the King is represented as Death, the Queen as Fortuna from whose cornucopia fall gold coins rather than produce, the Knights are armoured horses surmounted with double-headed eagles, and the Rooks are boats; on the Red side, the King is represented as a blacksmith and the Queen is a maiden holding a sickle and a sheaf of corn, the Bishops are soldiers of the Red Army, the Pawns as workers bearing sickles and sheaves of corn, one red and one white pawn each with impressed K
Quantity: 32
height of each King: 11cm., 4 1/4 in