An unusual 18th c chess set design
An unusual chess set.
This rather strange chess set pictured above may never have been made in real life.
I found the design in the Victoria and Albert museum a number of years ago. There were two pencil sketches of the set differing only in that one design had groves in the bulbous part of the mount.
The above pieces and a couple of royals I made for a collector are AFAIK the only pieces like this.