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It was last modified on: 2004-08-25
 Author: James Killian Spratt. Sculptures by James Killian Spratt -- Three New Chess Variations This item is a website
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-08-25
 Author: James Killian Spratt.. Beautiful chess sets created by a sculptor of three of his own Chess variations plus Jetan.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2004-07-05 UTC
I received a number of unpainted pieces from Mr. Spratt. I would like to remark on them here. <p>All the resin hand-casted pieces are well balanced and stable, with bases designed for weight and stability, and mounted on felt pads. The resin pieces can be cast in various colors for different sets. <p>The large Imperial Chess Emperor is about 6 inches tall, with a base about 2-1/4 inches wide. The resin casting is very detailed and seems to be a very faithful copy of the original. For example, very light line textures are present in the copy. Artistically, the figure is very nice too, with a lot of details in the face, garb, weapons, and certainly imperial in appearance. <p>The small Emperor is about 2-3/4 inches tall, with a base about 1 inch wide. The figure has nice face and clothing details and a nice overall apperance. <p>The large Empress is about 5-3/4 inches tall, with a base about 2 inches wide. Artistically, the figure is very nice. The shape, face, clothing, and other details are excellent. The female figure is very buxom. <p>The small Empress is about 2-3/4 inches tall, with a base about 1 inch wide. The shape is nice. The face is not highly detailed. The clothes and other details are well done. <p>The large Pawn is about 3-5/8 inches tall, with a base about 1-3/4 inches wide. The shape is very nice, one of the best. The shield is emblazoned with a heraldic design. The soldier's mantle and chain mail are very nicely done. The face details are fine, but not as highly developed. <p>The small Pawn is about 1-3/4 inches tall, with a base about 1 inch wide. The shape is nice. The shield and sword are nicely detailed. The face is not detailed. <p>The small King is 2-5/8 inches tall, with a base about 1 inch wide. The shape is very nice. The detail of the face and beard is very nice. <p>The small Knight is about 2-3/8 inches tall, with a base about 1-1/8 inches wide. The shape is very nice, with a rampant horse. The details of the standard, horse, and the soldier are great. The heads are well shaped. The soldier's face is not detailed. <p>The small Imperial Prince is about 2-1/2 inches tall, with a base about 1 inch wide. The rampant shape is very evocative. The details of the horse, Prince, and his mantle are very good. The face is less detailed. <p>The small Catapult is about 1-3/4 inches tall, with a base about 1-1/8 inches wide. The shape is very nice. The details of the war engine, wheels, and wood structure, are very nice. <p>The small Rook is about 2-1/8 inches tall, with a base about 1 inch wide. The details of the brick tower are nice. <p>The small Crossbowman is about 2-1/4 inches tall, with a base about 1 inch wide. The details of the shield and crossbow are nice. The garb is less detailed. The face is not detailed. <p>The large Jetan Chieftain is about 5-5/8 inches tall, with a base about 1-1/2 inches wide. The shape of the figure is very nice. The details of the face, headress, garb, weapon, are very nicely done. <p>The large Jetan Princess is about 5-1/8 inches tall, with a base about 1-1/2 inches wide. The shape of the figure is very nicely done. The female figure is very buxom and is minimally clad. The details of the figure, attitude, face, mantles, footwear, headress are very nice. <p>The large Jetan Sergang Assassin is about 4-1/4 inches tall, with a base about 1-1/4 inches wide. Again, the shape of the figure is very nice, with a semi-crouched attitude. The details of the garb and weapon are very nice. The face is less detailed.