Columbus chess pieces

$989.00 $1,351.00

Sculpted by the renowned English sculptor, Richard Sefton, this set brings to life Columbus's historic voyage and the Native Americans he and his successors were to meet. Cold-cast and either hand-painted in enamel.

Key figures:

European side:

  • King: Columbus (6.25" tall)
  • Queen: Isabella of Castile
  • Bishop: Amerigo Vespucci
  • Knight: Fray Diego De D'Eza
  • Castle: The Santa Maria
  • Pawn: Spanish seamen

American side:

  • King: Emperor Montezuma
  • Queen: An Inca Sun Virgin
  • Bishop: Aztec High Priest
  • Knight: Mayan priest
  • Castle: The Temple of Kukulcan
  • Pawn: Carib Indian

Made from cold-cast powdered marble and resin in Somerset.


Due to being a hand painted artisan product, every set will be unique and your set will vary slightly in colour from the pictures on our website.

These playing pieces look beautiful on our traditional wood boards. A board is not included but we have pictured this set on a 24" Mansfield board (sold separately upon request).