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Rushen Camp internee-made chess set

Date made: 1940-1944

Description: A hand made chess set. Full chess set of moulded, cast pieces painted white or black. They have a glossy finish, particularly the black pieces. Pieces of green felt, baize is stuck to the bases to protect them. Each set (black and white) contains a king, queen, knight, bishop, castle (rook) and 8 pawns.

Chess set made in the Rushen Internment Camp by the civilian internees. Made from a form of 'concrete'.

Materials: ceramic

Object name: chess set

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 2005-0276



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