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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