Monday, February 23, 2009
The House of Hauteville Chess Set
Chess set extraordinaire, created by Carolyn Cavanaugh.
The set is inspired by 11th Century Norman chessmen found in Sicily and the famous Hauteville family who played such a dominant role in the politics of Southern Italy at that time. King Roger, Queen Sichelgaita, Knights Drago and Tancred conspire with the truly perplexed Bishops and the obviously frightened Pawns to put a little humor into the game.
The pieces are cast in marble resin, then finished by hand in a classic antique white and weathered bronze scheme. The set of figures is $250, and is designed to fit a 2" grid board which is sold separately at $175.