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Special Feature - May 2005

Chess Set by Waterford Crystal

Chess Set by Waterford Crystal As a special feature this month, we are showcasing a 32-piece chess set produced by the master craftsmen of Waterford Crystal. This beautiful set features crystal playing pieces done in two separate and distinct designs, one for each player’s side (you can see images of the pieces by starting at the link below). The first set of pieces are distinguished by solid panel cuts. The other set (the opponent’s pieces) are accented with a faceted crosshatch design. The precision cuts on all of these pieces cause light to be scattered beautifully across the polished surface of the playing board. The board itself is a substantial 20 inches square, 3/4 inches thick, and is made from high-quality, polished acrylic. Imagine playing a game with a couple of small spotlights focused on the set, and (semi-full) champagne flutes on either side! Talk about experiential chess! The game of chess has a long history that spans many centuries.

The most commonly accepted origin of chess says that the game was derived from a Persian game known as Shanturanga or Chaturanga. Records of this early form of the game date to 6th century AD. There is also information that indicates a precursor to chess may have been played as early as the 2nd century in China. In any event, the Persian game Chaturanga migrated through the Eastern and Islamic worlds before reaching Europe in the 10th century. As the game traveled, its rules, forms of play, and name gradually evolved and standardized. The more modern forms of piece movement and strategy were developed during the 15th century in Italy. Championship standards for chess board proportions, pieces, and forms of play were developed in 1849 and adopted by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) in 1924. Today, FIDE is the governing body of the World Chess Championship. While this set is available, you can order it by calling us toll free at at 1-800-REPLACE (1-800-737-5223) 9:00 am – 10:00 pm ET, 7 days (our average answer speed is 10 seconds!). . This set also makes a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift!

Panel Cut Crosshatch Design Measurement
King 1 King 2 6" height
Queen 1 Queen 2 6" height
Bishop 1 Bishop 2 3 1/2" height
Knight 1 Knight 2 5" height
Rook 1 Rook 2 3" height
Pawn 1 Pawn 2 5" height

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You may also call us toll-free at 1-800-REPLACE (1-800-737-5223) 9:00 am – 10:00 pm ET, 7 days (our average answer speed is 10 seconds!). Tell our representative that you are interested in pattern CO WATMISCSCRY. We only have one of these sets, and it is subject to prior sale, so call today!

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