Battle of Culloden - Chess Set - Handmade - Ivory and Burgundy - 4.5 Inches
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Individual Piece Sizes
King Height: 4.5 Inches
Queen Height: 4.1 Inches
Bishop Height: 4.1 Inches
Knight Height: 3.7 Inches
Rook Height: 3.5 Inches
Pawn Height: 3.1 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.
Sculpted with great attention to detail and authenticity, this set shows the two sides, English and Scottish and the most important characters of the era prior to the famous battle at Culloden in 1746. Bonnie Prince Charlie was convinced that the Scots could beat the English in battle and thus the scene was set for Culloden. Fewer than 5000 rebels were mustered for the Prince's Army to fight the Duke of Cumberland's Army of 6400 foot soldiers and 2400 cavalry. The outcome of a particularly bloody battle was victory for the English and a loss of 2500 rebel lives. 1800 Scots were taken prisoner. Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Duke of Perth escaped and the Prince spent the next five months in hiding. Flora McDonald assisted in his escape by disguising him as her maid and he was eventually smuggled aboard a French vessel to sail to exile in France. The skilfully hand decorated set features many of the historic characters from this famous battle. 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.