The Coca-Cola Stained Glass Chess Set by The Franklin Mint.
Offered here is the original “Coca-Cola” Stained Glass Chess set. The playing surface, inspired by the early 1900s Coca-Cola glass lamps, is crafted with hand cut, individually smoothed panels of authentic Victorian style stained glass arranged and soldered into place. The finished board is set into a hand assembled hardwood frame with Victorian style open fretwork. The logo appliqués on all four sides are individually hand-painted, with fine enamels and lavishly embellished with 24 karat gold. The bodies of all 32 chess pieces are based on the design of the syrup dispenser of the 1890s and accented with 24 karat gold. The chess set bears a 1996 Copyright. The chess set comes complete with all paperwork, including the history of the design and a certificate of authenticity.
The chess set was unopened except for photographic purposes. The chessboard was still wrapped in its cellophane shroud. All the original packing material has been retained, including the shipping box. The history behind the design of the Coca-Cola Chess Set can be found here.