Richard the Lionheart Chess Pieces by Studio Anne CarltonItem#: HN-HOS025
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An elegant blend of Staunton and old French Dieppe styles, the Richard the Lionheart Hand-Painted Chess Pieces by by Studio Anne Carlton is a decorative set that is second to none. Every piece features bust of a recognizable figure or symbol, and kings feature King Richard himself. Both opposing sides have been carefully crafted from durable polyresin by some of the best chess designers and craftsmen in the world. Polyresin is a crushed stone composite that has the same feel and weight of stone but the strength of resilience of plastic. This collection works great as a gift or as a decorative set for your study. Kings measure 4 inches in height.
About Studio Anne Carlton
Established in Hull, Yorkshire, in 1969, Studio Anne Carlton now lists over 100 chess sets.They all bear the hallmarks of skill and tradition so typical of the world-famous sculptors and artists used by Studio Anne Carlton. Each Studio Anne Carlton chess set uses the timeless skills and craftsmanship originating from the company's founding. All pieces are hand-produced and finished in either a traditional brown and cream appearance or hand decorated with painstaking detail. The sculptures often take many months to complete, and every care is taken to ensure historical accuracy where appropriate. As the artists' masterpiece, the figures pass through various casting processes until suitable production molds can be made without losing any of the original detail.
In 2003, Studio Anne Carlton line was bought by Traditional Games. They moved manufacturing from the U.K. to China around 2003. All poly resin chess sets are made in China today. SAC's wooden chess sets come primarily from India. SAC is a name that stands for the world's recognized leader for decorative theme chess sets and other classic traditional games.
Dimensions & Specifications
King Height (in.)
House of Staunton