Graeme Anthony : Sculture - Design - Pewter

Chess Sets

We  designed, made and now sell a range of chess sets including  the Lord of the Rings (pewter) chess set, the One Rings chess set, the Lord of the Rings shot glass chess set,the new Richard II chess set,The Henry VIII chess set, the Armageddon chess set,the middle ages chess set,the Romans versus the Ancient Britons chess set and the Imperial Dragon chess set.We have in the past been responsible for other chess sets including the Original War of the Rings alloy chess set, the Alice in Wonderland chess set, the Wizard of Id chess set, Asterix the Gaul chess set, the chess  in a Tube chess set, 5 resin sets titled medieval chess sets 001 to 005, and back in the dim dark past a series of solid and hollow ceramic chess sets all with a medieval theme. The first chess set I carved was when I was 8 years old and it was a staunton design set carved from the branches of a pine tree.

 

   Goblins and Elves chess set. The dark side.( also known as The Hobbit Set ) - Select to View Larger Image

Name:    Goblins and Elves chess set. The dark side.( also known as The Hobbit Set )

After 18 months carving, pre molding and molding, I have finally finished this new chess set.The set comprises a Good King (elf) and a bad King (goblin), a good queen (elf queen) and a bad Queen ( spider), 2 good bishops , 2 bad bishops (goblin witch doctors) , 2 good knights ( eagles with rider) , 2 bad Knights ( the dragon) , 2 good castles and 2 bad castles ( The shadow mountains with a very small dragon at the base.

$900 plus postage

 

  Goblins and Elves chess set ,light side, (also known as The Hobbit Chess Set ) - Select to View Larger Image

Name:   Goblins and Elves chess set ,light side, (also known as The Hobbit Chess Set )

The pawns on the light side are 7 different Dwarves plus

The pawns on the dark side are 7 different goblins plus gollom

This set is cast in pewter and the light side is highly polished and antiqued and the dark side is florentine bronze plated

the first edition of this set will be of 100 sets , each numbered and supplied with its own ownership papers.

The set is carefully packed in a plain organic brown heavy duty cardboard box, to please my green friends and  personally signed and numbered by  Graeme Anthony.

  King of the elves - Select to View Larger Image

Name:   King of the elves

Code:  elven king

I chose the king of the elves to fill the role of the King in my new chess set

  King of the Goblins - Select to View Larger Image

Name:   King of the Goblins

The rather gross , bigheaded Goblin King sitting on his stone throne. To reduce weight I have hollowed out under the throne.

  Queen of the elves - Select to View Larger Image

Name:   Queen of the elves

Code:  elven queen

I carved this rather haughty wood elf queen for the queen chess piece for my new chess set.Doesn't really rate a mention in the book,but I needed a queen.

  Shelob Queen of the dark side. - Select to View Larger Image

Name:   Shelob Queen of the dark side.

A great spider.Shelob

 bishop on the light side:Gandalf. - Select to View Larger Image

Name:  bishop on the light side:Gandalf.

 Bishop/witch doctor goblin for the dark side  - Select to View Larger Image

Name:  Bishop/witch doctor goblin for the dark side

I designed this witch doctor/sorcerer type goblin to be the bishop . Similar big headed brute as the king.

 Knight on the light side,Gandalf on Eagle - Select to View Larger Image

Name:  Knight on the light side,Gandalf on Eagle

 Knight on the side of darkness Smaug the fire drake - Select to View Larger Image

Name:  Knight on the side of darkness Smaug the fire drake

 Rook /hobbit hole/castle - Select to View Larger Image

Name:  Rook /hobbit hole/castle

Classic Hobbit hole under oak tree.My choice as a rook or castle for this set.

,pawn on the light side, Dwarf 2 - Select to View Larger Image

Name: ,pawn on the light side, Dwarf 2

chess set ,pawn on the light side, Dwarf 3. - Select to View Larger Image

Name: chess set ,pawn on the light side, Dwarf 3.

chess set ,pawn on the light side, Dwarf 4 - Select to View Larger Image

Name: chess set ,pawn on the light side, Dwarf 4

chess set ,pawn on the light side, Dwarf 5 - Select to View Larger Image

Name: chess set ,pawn on the light side, Dwarf 5

Chess set pawn on the light side, Dwarf 6 - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Chess set pawn on the light side, Dwarf 6

goblin pawn 1 - Select to View Larger Image

Name: goblin pawn 1

The first of 7 different goblins. No names, just a bunch of bad ass goblins.

goblin pawn 2 - Select to View Larger Image

Name: goblin pawn 2

goblins and gollom- pawns on the dark side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: goblins and gollom- pawns on the dark side

goblins- pawns on the dark side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: goblins- pawns on the dark side

gollom, pawn on the side of dark - Select to View Larger Image

Name: gollom, pawn on the side of dark

     Lord of the Rings Pewter chess set - Select to View Larger Image

Name:      Lord of the Rings Pewter chess set

Solid pewter Lord of the Rings chess set. Dimensions:  2.5"- 5" tall (pieces).This set was designed and created by Graeme Anthony and yes It is supposed to have 7 orc pawns and 1 gollom pawn on the dark side.The configuration of this set was worked out back in 1973 and the characters chosen were taken from all of Tolkiens books , hence it was called "The War of the Rings" and not "The Lord of the Rings".The reason I used Ents and Smaug as the Knights was because if you study the make up of chess sets before Lord Staunton standardized them you will notice that very early sets had Horses and Elephants and other animals as knights.I just followed suite.

Board not included but can be purchased from Royal Selangor or other boards to suite may be purchased from any good games shop.

$850 plus postage

Lord of the Rings pewter chess set Aragorn King on the light side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter chess set Aragorn King on the light side

Lord of the Rings pewter chess set The dark Lord King on the dark side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter chess set The dark Lord King on the dark side

Lord of the Rings pewter set Castle on the white side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter set Castle on the white side

Lord of the Rings pewter set Ent the knight on the light side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter set Ent the knight on the light side

Lord of the Rings pewter set Galadriel the Queen on the white side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter set Galadriel the Queen on the white side

Lord of the Rings pewter set GANDALF  - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter set GANDALF

Gandalf is the white bishop for this set.

Lord of the Rings pewter set pawn on the dark side Orc - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter set pawn on the dark side Orc

lord of the Rings pewter set Pawn on the white side hobbit - Select to View Larger Image

Name: lord of the Rings pewter set Pawn on the white side hobbit

Lord of the Rings pewter set Shelob the Queen on the dark side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter set Shelob the Queen on the dark side

Lord of the Rings pewter set Smaug the Knight on the dark side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter set Smaug the Knight on the dark side

Lord of the Rings pewter set. saruman as the dark bishop - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Lord of the Rings pewter set. saruman as the dark bishop

LORD OF THE RINGS SHOTGLASS CHESS SET - Select to View Larger Image

Name: LORD OF THE RINGS SHOTGLASS CHESS SET

THE BEST THERE IS WHEN IT COMES TO A DRINKING MANS CHESS SET.PICK YOUR COLOUR,PICK YOUR DRINK, PICK YOUR TEAM AND PLAY.The pieces are character shotglasses from the Lord of the Rings-The good guys versus the bad guys and yes there are 7 orcs and Gollom as pawns on the bad or dark side.Check the individual pieces to pick your side There are two ways to play the game. The Scottish way, otherwise known as handicap chess. When you take a piece you have to drink the contents.Hence the more you win, the more you drink, the more you get "handicapped". The other way, known as the Australian way, is that you don't give your opponent any more help than necessary. When you take a piece you make your opponent drink it.much bettera!

$1950 plus postage

Middle ages Chess Set ..Light side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Middle ages Chess Set ..Light side

Price $485 for the complete set of light and dark pieces

Pewter chess pieces in accurate Middle Ages costumes. Great detail and very nicely proportioned ( all great chess sets follow Lord Stauntons lead and have the pieces decending in height from the King to the pawn) This set replaced our Medieval set of a few years ago. King is 9.5 cm high and the pawns are 5.5cm high.

Romans versus the Ancient Britains chess set..Bronze side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Romans versus the Ancient Britains chess set..Bronze side

Code:  N/A

Naturally, being of Scottish and Welsh heritage, I made the Romans the bronze or DARK side. All details are accurate and costumes correct. I expect the bronze side to lose often.....

Romans versus the Ancient Britains..silver side. - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Romans versus the Ancient Britains..silver side.

I expect this side to win always. No ifs, no buts OK....

The Armageddon chess pieces-light or good side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: The Armageddon chess pieces-light or good side

Code:  N/A

The forces of good- Queen-Eos,Galadriel,guinevere.    King- Arthur,Lear. Arathorn,    Bishop- Merlin, Gandalf . Knight-St George.  pawns- Archangels

The Armageddon chess set- Dark side chess pieces - Select to View Larger Image

Name: The Armageddon chess set- Dark side chess pieces

Code:  $850 for the complete set of 32 pieces.

Height 7cm to 15 cm. Imp(pawn) Dark castle, Dragon of Cappadocia(knight) Evil wizard or Tsurani Magician(bishop),Medusa/lilith/Black Annis(queen), Incubi / Devil (king)

The figures in this chess set were designed to represent the combatants in the final battle between the forces of good and evil at the place called Armageddon and are not meant to be recognised as specific individuals but rather as composite figures used to highlight both sides(good and evil) of the same chess character.

The ARMAGEDDON CHESS SET PIECES - Select to View Larger Image

Name: The ARMAGEDDON CHESS SET PIECES

Code:  $850 for the complete set of 32 pieces.

The Armageddon chess set depicts the  combatants in the final battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil at the place called Armageddon. Note how well the texture on the Girls dresses turned out. Sorry, but I had to slip another dragon in, couldn't help myself.

Henry VIII chess set sample silver pieces - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Henry VIII chess set sample silver pieces

Code:  $485 for the complete set of 32 pieces

Henry VIII chess set: dark side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Henry VIII chess set: dark side

Code:  $485 for the complete set of 32 pieces

Height 6cm to 10cm weight 8kg. Dark side is bronze plated. White side is nickle plated .

  The One Ring chess set - Select to View Larger Image

Name:   The One Ring chess set

Code:  $985 for the pieces

The biggest and best rings set. Polished pewter and bronze chess pieces. Height of Kings 12cm and pawns are 6cm

$985 plus postage

King(sauron) Queen (shelob) One Ring dark side - Select to View Larger Image

Name: King(sauron) Queen (shelob) One Ring dark side

Code:  sws128

The Dark Lord Sauron and Shelob (King and Queen) of the dark side of the One Ring chess set.

One Ring chess set.Saruman(bishop) Nazgul/winged beast(knight) and Mordor(castle) - Select to View Larger Image

Name: One Ring chess set.Saruman(bishop) Nazgul/winged beast(knight) and Mordor(castle)

Code:  sws128

Height from left. 11cm,9cm,9cm

One Ring white side King,Queen and Bishop - Select to View Larger Image

Name: One Ring white side King,Queen and Bishop

Code:  sws128

Height..12,12 and 11cm

Orc pawn One ring chess set - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Orc pawn One ring chess set

Code:  sws128

You get 7 orc pawns and 1 gollom pawn

Chess board and box made to suit the One Ring set - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Chess board and box made to suit the One Ring set

Code:  poa

Timber and leather chess box by Jill Christie. These handcrafted chess boxes are made from Australian timber and feature a removable chess board made from 100% Australian leather.Each box is unique,its timber carefully selected for either beauty or rarity, and contains a custom-made bed for your chess set within. Each box also features an engraved plaque displaying box number,year of production and any information you require about the chess set .All of my timber is sourced from either stormfall,deadfall or sustainable growth timbers.Box and board displayed were made for the One Ring chess set but we hand make for any of the sets that Graeme Anthony produces

contact us at         jill@christiestraditions.com.au     for further information or prices.

 

 

Chess board by Gordon Lee. - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Chess board by Gordon Lee.

Code:  Gordon Lee chess board

 

 

Steel and glass chess board with the flamming eye of Sauron glowing from beneath the glass surface of the board.

This board is made by Gordon Lee in Scotland and he can install any photo you like as a beneath scene.He likes the eye as a background but he tells me the favourite so far is a map of Middle Earth.The board is totally water proof so you can play your shotglass set  (any set for that matter) on it. It weighs close to 12.5 kgs and is 59cm square with a playing area of 47cm square. I have one in my studio and it is magnificent.

If you would like to purchase one contact Gordon at   gordonlee90@hotmail.com

Chess board/box by Jill Christie - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Chess board/box by Jill Christie

Code:  POA

board and One Ring set

set inside the box - Select to View Larger Image

Name: set inside the box

Richard the Second chess set. No Longer Available - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Richard the Second chess set. No Longer Available

The picture shows the individual pieces ,in bronze and silver finish. Pieces are from 10 to 7 cms high (King to pawn)

The pieces are authentic costumes for the period and as per the Royal family, the queen is quite plain to say the least.

War of the Rings chess pieces, dark side. THIS SET NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION - Select to View Larger Image

Name: War of the Rings chess pieces, dark side. THIS SET NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION

Code:  SWS131

Pieces are. orc( pawn),Mordor( Castle), Smaug (knight), Saruman(bishop) , Shelob(queen), Sauron (king).

The first edition of this set, made back in the late seventies, had only 50 sets in the edition and changes hand for around $9000. The last one sold on Ebay went for around that price.

AS FROM 10/12/09 THIS SET CEASED PRODUCTION. THERE WILL BE NO MORE SETS MADE FROM THIS DATE ONWARDS.

I am working on a totally new set based on characters from the book "The Hobbit". Stay tuned.

War of the Rings chess pieces-light side.  NO LONGER AVAILABLE. - Select to View Larger Image

Name: War of the Rings chess pieces-light side.  NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Code:  SWS131

Hobbit (pawn),city of Tirion(rook), Ent (Knight). Gandalf(bishop). Galadriel (queen) Strider(king).Height 7cm to 13cm.

This was the first "Rings" set I carved, way back in about 1973/74. It is now in its 32 version. The first  to the 10th editions were of 50 sets only and actually looked nothing like these pieces.The first to the tenth editions are as scarce as hens teeth . If you have one and want to sell it , they are worth about $8000 plus. This is how much it would cost to replace them if they were stolen or damaged.  

I HAVE CEASED PRODUCTION OF THIS SET AS FROM 10/12/09.

 

Imperial Dragon chess pieces. no longer in production - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Imperial Dragon chess pieces. no longer in production

Code:  we ceased production of this set Xmas 2011.

Dark pawn,castle and Knight shown

Imperial Dragon Chess Set-King,Queen and Bishop - Select to View Larger Image

Name: Imperial Dragon Chess Set-King,Queen and Bishop

Code:  This set is no longer in production.

King,Queen and Bishop from the dark side . Bronze plated