A very special chess set designed by Elio Simonetti for the Italian Handicraft Company Fontanini of Tuscany.
This is a 100% authentic Fontanini set: each chess piece is marked with the inscription: “DEPOSE ITALY” with the characteristic Spider brand marking.
Only 1500 copies have been made of this chess game.
The famous Fontanini cast resin has been used to cast these pieces.
The chess set is inspired by the well-known book ‘The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha’ by Miquel de Cervantes Saavedra.
King: Don Quichot
Queen: The wonderful Dulcinea
Rooks: The mills
Knights: Rocinante, his emaciated farm horse.
Bishops: The two brothers
Pawns: His loyal squire Sancho Panza.
Considering its age, the plate is in very good condition and measures no less than 50 cm x 50 x cm.
The chess pieces are also still in very, very good condition.
All of these chess pieces are very detailed, as you can see on the photos.
The king height is no less than 12 cm.
The pawn height is 8 cm.
The total weight of the pieces together is 1.9 kg.
The chessboard weighs 3.1 kilos.
Total weight 5 kilos.
See the photos for further description.
Will be shipped via registered and insured mail, can of course also be collected from us in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.
- Très belles pièces d'échecs détaillées, Toscane - Italie, 1970
- Très, très bon état
- Fabricant / Marque
- Uniek Fontanini schaakspel Don Quichot
- Période estimée
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure