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Art Chess ‘Dazzle Dawn’ by Purling Artist – Willum Morsch


  • Willum Morsch (b. 1961)
  • Dazzle Dawn
  • Hand-painted 1 of 1 
  • Boxwood, acrylic paint, lacquer, Nappa leather, 18 carat gold
  • Dimensions 55 x 55 cm
  • Handmade in England


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Dutch artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Amsterdam.  He mainly works in watercolour and digital media.  As someone who is a chess enthusiast, he has created artworks on this theme, including these Art  Chess Ornaments.

Born: 1961

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Illustrations under @WillumTM for several chess tournaments

Work for Chessable

Dazzle Knight #1 for Purling London

Dazzle Knight #2 for Purling London

This complete Dazzle Set is the new feature taking this narrative of ‘hiding in plain sight’ a step beyond normal chess sets. The idea was introduced during WW1 by marine artist Norman Wilkinson and consisted of disrupting colour schemes on British navy vessels: that would mislead enemy U-boats about the speed and heading of a ship .He introduced it to British Admiralty and they thought it quite a clever idea. This concept adds another dimension to this chess set and an opportunity for players to create, well, dazzling strategies.


  • Signed, hand-painted 1 of 1
  • Boxwood, acrylic paint, lacquer, Italian Nappa leather, 18 carat gold
  • Chess board 55 x 55 cm (approx. 22 x 22″), weight 3kg (6.6 lb)
  • Chess pieces 34 hand-carved, triple-weighted, boxwood
  • King height 10.2 cm (4″), weight 75 g (approx. 2.65 oz)
  • Weight of boxed set including pieces and board 6.6 kg (approx. 14.6 lb)
  • Unique Purling bracket enables this chess board to hang on the wall as a painting for display and storage, and ‘float’ above the table when in play
  • Italian Nappa leather felts with 18 carat gold embossed Purling logos
  • Purling branded luxurious packaging
  • Handmade in England
  • Complimentary express global shipping


Learn more about Willum Morsch and how to commission a bespoke game HERE.


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