3 1/2" Red and Botocino European Style Staunton Marble Chess Pieces
Marble chess pieces are a classic alternative to the traditional wood Staunton pieces. These stone pieces are hand carved in numerous colors and, due to the natural nature of the material, each one is unique. The European style marble chess pieces are a refined take on marble chess pieces, combining the natural material with a design reminiscent of the traditional ‘french’ Staunton used as a standard during most tournaments. These pieces feature more precise and detailed carvings than the rustic marble chessmen, with additional details for nearly every piece. Each stone piece has a felt bottom to help protect the playing surface.
Red Marble ranges from dark red to bright orange and often has more variation than any other color. Due to the unusual composition of some of these veins, sometimes there will be more veins than in other colors. Boticino marble is a creamy, off-white color that provides a good contrast for many marble sets. It has little variation.
Marble is great for a display piece making a unique artistic statement around the home. Please note marble is also quite fragile, so while you certainly can play with the pieces, you should do so with care.
This is a full set of 32 chess pieces. Chess board not included. Made in Pakistan.