Some of the most beautiful stuff are made by Puiforcat and this chess set is no exception. I just love the way it looks. It was designed in 1927 by the master himself Jean Puiforcat and showcased at the Salon des Artiste Decorateurs in Paris the same year. It's made of sterling silver, ivory, and Makassar ebony. Because the amount of time (200 hours) it takes to make one set and number of people ordering it, on average only 2 of them are made each year.
Mains & Merveilles from Puiforcat on Vimeo.