Elizabethan chess pieces
Designs taken from the major players in the Spanish Armada invasion scare of the 16th century, the two sides to this set are differentiated by an ebony/ivory colour or by hand painted enamels in red and blue colour ways.
- King: Lord Burghley (4" tall)
- Queen: Queen Elizabeth I
- Bishop: Matthew Parker, the Archbishop of Canterbury
- Castle: Sir Walter Raleigh
- Pawn: Ships of the English fleet, which defeated the Spanish Armada
Made from cold-cast powdered marble and resin in Somerset.
We have pictured the antique finish set on a 21" Kingston board and the hand-painted set on a 21" Jericho board (sold separately).