Individual Piece Sizes
King Height: 5.3 Inches
Queen Height: 4.9 Inches
Bishop Height: 4.4 Inches
Knight Height: 3.7 Inches
Rook Height: 3.3 Inches
Pawn Height: 2.9 Inches
The high skill of the designers, sculptors and craftsmen of Studio Anne Carlton shines through in our collection of UK hand made chess sets and European chess boards. The richness of finish and attention to detail contribute to the success of the beautiful products from the Studio Anne Carlton range, which are appreciated on five continents. The chess sets are mainly produced in two finishes made from crushed stone poly resin. Hand painted sets where only certain parts are coloured by hand, whilst some areas remain plain, allowing for the natural material to be exposed after a light coloured wash of paint. Our regular sets are in a burgundy and cream plain finish with a light dark wash to emphasise the detail in the pieces. The chess sets do not come with the chess board which need ordering separately.
Studio Anne Carlton, UK made, chess pieces are highly sought after in the collectable markets. The fact that these highly prized pieces are completely hand made makes volume production out of the question. Consequently many of the earlier and discontinued sets are returning substantial prices when appearing at auction. The sets are avidly collected by enthusiasts all over the world.
2016 marks the celebration of 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare and Studio Anne Cartlon considered that a chess set on the theme of the poet would be very much admired and apreciated by their collectors. This chess set is about a group of artistes, entertainers and actors living in London in Elizabethan times. The King is a playwright and the Queen, Bishop and Knight are intimate colleagues who enact his works as performers in the Globe Theatre.
All are meticulously hand executed in fine detail. The chess pieces of this glorious depction of Shakespeare's Globe abound with allegorical icons from both the written word and the spoken word. Books, manuscripts, folios and feather quills decorate the chess pieces alongside the swirling fabric curtains of the theatre and the well trodden planks or boards of the stage.
Studio Anne Carlton are very pleased to provide a range of chess boards especially handmade in Europe. The durable presentation box is gold foiled with the name of the chess set and protected in a strong direct despatch box. The chess pieces are insterted into specialy prepared cut foam and packaged in a strong hand made box covered in quality red leather effect paper. All made in the UK. The presentation box is gold foiled with the nameof the chess set and protected in a strong despatch box.
Board NOT included. Made from polystone. Suitable for chess boards of 19.5 inches minimum. See product description below for individual piece sizes.