Lot #R153. Anri Charlemagne Toriart Chessmen

$695.00

Offered here is a hand painted set of Anri Charlemagne Toriart Chessmen. The King stands 3-1/2″ tall with a 1-1/8″ base. The lightly weighted chessmen rest atop Royal Blue base pads and are housed in a fitted wooden display case. Produced between 1968 and 1980.

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Anri Charlemagne Toriart Chessmen.

Offered here is a beautifully hand painted set of Anri Charlemagne Toriart Chessmen. This was Catalog #12604/Col. The King stands 3-1/2″ tall with a 1-1/8″ diameter base. The chessmen are cushioned atop Royal Blue base pads and are lightly weighted for improved ballast. The Kings and Queens have their original Anri Toriart Stickers under their bases. The Charlemagne Chessmen are part of the Toriart Collection. The Toriart chessmen are a cast composite material invented by Anri called “Sculptite, which is a slurry of sawdust and resin. The castings are mounted atop weighted and felted turned Alpine Maple bases. The Chessmen are housed in a fitted wooden display case.

Anri chessmen are 100% made in Italy for those who can appreciate the true value of these magnificent artistic chessmen. The chessmen are in excellent condition. Anri Charlemagne chess sets were produced between 1968 and 1980.

This set of chessmen is inspired by King Charlemagne (768-814), widely recognized as one of the greatest Christian Monarch who unified most of Western Europe under the Carolignian Empire. Charlemagne is often referred to as the “Father of Europe”. For more information on Charlemagne, you might find this Wikipedia link helpful.

Additional information

Weight8 lbs
Dimensions14 × 12 × 10 in

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