RC Calvert Antique Reproduction Chess Pieces
These unique chessmen replicate the work of John Calvert of Fleet Street, who was one of the leading chess set craftsmen in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Calvert’s hand turned chessmen were recognisable for their graded knight and tulip bishop. Today we can see similarities with the traditional Staunton design, particularly in the castle-like rook, but this set of ornate chess pieces certainly has its own identity. The 3.75 inch king, for example, is a gyroscope of intricately turned layers, leading up to a bulbed top. There is no other king here at Regency chess that has such a unique style, distinctiveness courtesy of John Calvert’s 18th century design.
- Influenced by John Calvert.
- Hand made and polished.
- Presented in superb gift packaging.
- Distinctive 3.75" (95 mm) king.
- Weighted and felted.
- Perfect on an 18" (45 cm) board.