Nutcracker Themed Hand-Painted Chess Set.
A very nice example of a set of Nutcracker Themed Hand-Painted Chessmen. The king stands 3-1/2″ tall with a 1-0″ base. This chess set consists of 32 hand-turned, hand-painted chess pieces and a folding chessboard/storage box. The glass chessboard shown is not included. Each of the chessmen rests atop green felt base pads. The bodies of the felted chessmen are solid wood. The pawns sport pipes and are quite charming. Often referred to as “Toy Sets”, there are a number of related designs, and prices can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. The chessmen are in excellent condition, as is the combination chessboard and storage box. This set appears to date to the mid-20th century.