Being Offered is t his Rare Hand Made Chess Set by the well known Native American Artist/Metalsmith Charlie Pratt (Arapaho Cheyenne), two time winner of the prestigious Artist of the Year Award. This is o ne of three. Original design custom made bronze rod chess sets, each of the 32 pieces (5 tall) individually handmade by Charlie in the 1980’s, with soldered and brazed brass and other materials and then hand painted! The set is signed by Charlie Pratt and individual pieces are engraved: Mudhead, Snake Dancer, etc. All Original and in Excellent Conditio. N with no significant issues! Charlie made a total of 12 chess sets, with 9 of them being foundry cast, and three of them being the earlier bronze rod hand fabricated sets. An extraordinary amount of time was required to individually hand fabricate all 36 pieces not to count the hand painting. Charlie Pratt was self taught and considered a genius among other fellow artist and critics alike. He has won many 1st place awards at museums and major shows. Charlie Pratt was a self-taught artist and had dedicated himself to sculpting with intensity and innovation. He was always pondering new ideas, experimenting with new forms, and trying out new materials. Known for his work in bronze and stone. His work ranges from small silver sculptures that can sit on a table or be worn as a pendant, to stone or bronze buffaloes, to six foot tall, brightly colored fiberglass feathers. Sometimes his pieces are detailed and realistic, and sometimes they are abstract. Perhaps his most famous pieces are his bronze life-size ears of corn, or even stalks or small fields, with kernels made individually from stone, shell and metal. He is also known for prayer feathers made of bronze, wood or fiberglass. Charlies work can be found in collections all over the world. He has won over 350 awards from shows across the country. When asked what award he is the most proud of, his response was, Im proud of all of them. In the beginning, they were necessary. Its just like Charlie to look at a First Place or Best in Show not as an end in itself, but as a means to venture into new frontiers. Another complete set is being offered by Toh-Atin Gallery. Please refer to pictures for details. The item “Hand Made Chess Set by Charlie Pratt Native American Two Time Artist of the Year” is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Sculptures”. The seller is “hidaleeho” and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.