Columbus chess pieces


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.

We have pictured this set on a 24" Mansfield board (sold separately upon request).