It gave me a chance to focus on some other things that needed attention.
I have been wanting to share with you another treasure from my dad's home. This was handmade by my grandfather in 1928. Grandpa was quite the artist. There are many paintings in the family that he did over the years. None of those date back as early as this chess/checker board. I don't know the history of it any more than that he made it for his father, when growing up in chicago. When his father passed he got it back, when grandpa passed it went to my father and now that he is gone, I am the proud owner. I am sure the photo cannot capture the real beauty of this piece. There is Mother of pearl and many other things I do not know the names of in it. Don't know if it was grandpa's own design or a kit type of thing. Would love to know more about it, but sadly there is no one left to ask.
|Just a little closer peek at the detail|
|If you look closely you can see my grandpa's signature and the date 1928|
I am link this to:
Show and tell Friday