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Rare Franklin Mint Guardian Of The Fortress Chess Set By Michael Whelan - New For Sale
One of the world's most acclaimed fantasy artists, Michael Whelan, takes his unique vision and the game of chess to new heights. Each of the thirty-two playing pieces is an extraordinary work of art, intricately sculptured in solid pewter and painted by hand...forming a gallery of winged beasts...alluring sirens...and powerful monarchs from Whelan's unparalleled imagination. It is set within an elaborate frame expertly sculptured in the form of a mythical castle. Realistic gothic-style architecture reveals a dazzling array of turrets, keeps and towers, enhanced with fantastic architectural devices like gargoyles, dragons, and even a drawbridge. A hidden compartment within the base holds all the chess pieces.
The realm of fantasy combines with the ultimate battle of wits.
Created by award-winning fantasy artist Michael Whelan.
All thirty-two chess pieces are sculptured in solid pewter and painted meticulously by hand.
Playing board of smoked glass, surrounded by an elaborately sculptured frame.
Each playing piece is hand cast, hand painted, and hand finished to the artist's demaning specifications.
Hand Painted with a patina finsh.
Actual size of playing board is approximately 13 1/4" square with the overall board at 19½ square. Chess pieces vary in height from 1 3/8” to 3 1/4".
This item has been stored in the orginal box, never played, displayed or used. Please note, this item is extremely large and heavy to ship.
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Rare Franklin Mint Guardian Of The Fortress Chess Set By Michael Whelan - New: $700