The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces – 4.0″ King

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                    [description] => <h2>The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0" King</h2>
<em>"Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849."</em>

[caption id="attachment_2720190" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Collector-Series-4.0-King-Red-and-White.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2720190" title="The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0&quot; King - Red and White" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Collector-Series-4.0-King-Red-and-White-600x398.jpg" alt="The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0&quot; King - Red and White" width="600" height="398" data-wp-pid="2720190" /></a> The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Red and White[/caption]

The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Collector Series Plastic Chess set. This full-tournament-sized Premium Plastic Chess set features a 4.0" King with a 1.875" diameter base.

[caption id="attachment_2720182" align="alignright" width="400"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Collector-Series-4.0-King-Black-and-White-2.jpg"><img class="wp-image-2720182" title="The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0&quot; King - Black and White" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Collector-Series-4.0-King-Black-and-White-2-600x398.jpg" alt="The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0&quot; King - Black and White" width="400" height="266" data-wp-pid="2720182" /></a> The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Black and White[/caption]

The Chess pieces are the heaviest sets on the market with felt base pads on the undersides of the Chessmen.

The Collector Series Plastic Chess set has been crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849.

The distinctive feature of this set is the open-mitered Bishop and Knight design, which is modeled after the noble steeds from the Greek Parthenon (Elgin Marbles.)
<h3>History of the Chess Pieces</h3>
As with all of our Chess sets, the Collector Series Plastic Chess set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality.

It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance that has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set.

The design, quality, and craftsmanship of this set are UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.

[caption id="attachment_2720105" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Howard-Staunton.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2720105" title="Howard Staunton" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Howard-Staunton.jpg" alt="Howard Staunton" width="300" height="284" data-wp-pid="2720105" /></a> Howard Staunton[/caption]

The increased interest in the game of Chess, particularly in international play during the late 18th century and early 19th century, brought about a renewed demand for a more universal model for chess pieces.

The variety and styles of the conventional form that begun in the 15th century had expanded tremendously by the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Some of the more common conventional types popular during the period included the English Barleycorn chess set, the St. George chess set, the French Regence chess set, and the central European Selenus chess set.

Most pieces were tall, unweighted, easily tipped and cumbersome during play. But their major disadvantage was the uniformity of the pieces within a set.

A player's unfamiliarity with an opponent's set could tragically alter the outcome of a game.

By the early decades of the 19th century, there was a great need for a chess set whose pieces were easy to use and universally recognized by chess players of all backgrounds.

[caption id="attachment_2720186" align="alignright" width="400"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Collector-Series-4.0-King-Red-and-Natural-3.jpg"><img class="wp-image-2720186" title="The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0&quot; King - Red and Natural" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Collector-Series-4.0-King-Red-and-Natural-3-600x398.jpg" alt="The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0&quot; King - Red and Natural" width="400" height="266" data-wp-pid="2720186" /></a> The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Red and Natural[/caption]

The solution emerged in 1849 with the introduction of a new pattern Chess set that was registered by Nathaniel Cook and manufactured by the firm John Jaques of London.

The Chess Set, which had the endorsement of the British Chess Champion Howard Staunton, became known as the Staunton Chessmen and was soon the standard on which most tournament playing sets have been made.

That tradition is proudly continued on to this day by The House of Staunton.
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Overview

The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces – 4.0″ King

“Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849.”

The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Red and White
The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces – 4.0″ King – Red and White

The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Collector Series Plastic Chess set. This full-tournament-sized Premium Plastic Chess set features a 4.0″ King with a 1.875″ diameter base.

The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Black and White
The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces – 4.0″ King – Black and White

The Chess pieces are the heaviest sets on the market with felt base pads on the undersides of the Chessmen.

The Collector Series Plastic Chess set has been crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849.

The distinctive feature of this set is the open-mitered Bishop and Knight design, which is modeled after the noble steeds from the Greek Parthenon (Elgin Marbles.)

History of the Chess Pieces

As with all of our Chess sets, the Collector Series Plastic Chess set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality.

It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance that has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set.

The design, quality, and craftsmanship of this set are UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.

Howard Staunton
Howard Staunton

The increased interest in the game of Chess, particularly in international play during the late 18th century and early 19th century, brought about a renewed demand for a more universal model for chess pieces.

The variety and styles of the conventional form that begun in the 15th century had expanded tremendously by the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Some of the more common conventional types popular during the period included the English Barleycorn chess set, the St. George chess set, the French Regence chess set, and the central European Selenus chess set.

Most pieces were tall, unweighted, easily tipped and cumbersome during play. But their major disadvantage was the uniformity of the pieces within a set.

A player’s unfamiliarity with an opponent’s set could tragically alter the outcome of a game.

By the early decades of the 19th century, there was a great need for a chess set whose pieces were easy to use and universally recognized by chess players of all backgrounds.

The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Red and Natural
The Collector Series Plastic Chess Pieces – 4.0″ King – Red and Natural

The solution emerged in 1849 with the introduction of a new pattern Chess set that was registered by Nathaniel Cook and manufactured by the firm John Jaques of London.

The Chess Set, which had the endorsement of the British Chess Champion Howard Staunton, became known as the Staunton Chessmen and was soon the standard on which most tournament playing sets have been made.

That tradition is proudly continued on to this day by The House of Staunton.


Additional information

Material(s)

Plastic

Weighting

Quadruple Weighted

King Height

4.0'' inch / 10.16 cm

King Base Diameter

1.875'' inch / 4.76 cm

Basepad Material

Billiard Cloth

Median Set Weight

56.1 ounces

Total Number of Pieces

34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)