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Theme Chess Set Range from Mascott

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Our theme chess designs are made in England from crushed marble and bonded with high quality resin. Some are hand decorated, but many customers prefer the plain undecorated finish more typical of theme chess sets. The range we have specializes in showing great detail throughout. Since marble is the base ingredient, the sets of chess pieces shown below are generally quite heavy and are all of exceptional quality. They are shipped in sturdy cardboard cases that can comfortably be used and reused time after time. Naturally, spare pieces are available for the chess sets if some unfortunate event should occur, although you'll find the chess pieces surprisingly robust and resistant to damage from accidents! Ships and Sold to Canada Only!



Christopher Columbus Hand Painted Chess Set (ST2039)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 7" , Diameter 1.9 inches, Weight 263g


Made in England. A simply magnificent set of pieces depicting the experiences and acquaintances of Christopher Columbus. The colours are vivid and the detail superb. Outstanding are the detail of the priests tunic and the collar of the white queen, which stands out amongst the whole set as beautiful.

List CAD$999.99 CAD$999.95

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Hand Painted Cats and Dogs Chess Set (ST2035)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 3.75 inches


Made in England. Sculpted by - no, it's not a joke - Caroline McCatty - a recognised sculpture in chess designs. Delightful full hand painted version of the Cats and Dogs chess design. Colourful and innovative chess set for dog lovers and cat haters, or cat lovers and dog haters. Hmmm. Maybe just one for pet lovers. A perfect setting for a battle. Frivolity aside, look at the detail of this chess set . Expand the pictures to their fullest size - expressions are included in the faces and the individual setting of the pieces are artfully contrived to achieve the atmosphere of a lighthearted battle of chess. Assuming you're not the family dog or cat that is. A perfect gift for pet lovers, dog lovers, cat haters,... oh, let's not get into that again...Note may take up to two weeks for delivery.

List CAD$579.00 CAD$479.95

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Henry VIII Hand Painted Chess Set (ST2036)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 5.5 inches inch Diameter 1.7 inch.


Made in England. The hand decorated version of this excellent chess set. All those wives! Poor old Anne. Poor old Katherine. Poor old them all. Not as if he was some Adonis. But hey, talk about breaking with tradition, this chess set does in a remarkable way - the rook is significantly higher than Henry himself. What would he have to say about that? Yes, we know... started a new game where he was the rook and the rook becomes most powerful piece.

List CAD$579.00 CAD$479.95

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Columbus Chess Set (ST2015)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 6 inches Diameter 2.2 inch, Weight 183g


Made in England. Chess Sets from the renouned English sculpture Richard Sefton are among the best available. Here there is a European side and an Aztek side from the Americas. For the Americas Emporer Montezuma is the King with the Queen being an Inca sun virgin. The knights, bishops and rooks are all different to each other, they are modelled on the High Priests, Warriors and Chieftans. On the European side, who could be King but Columbus with his Queen being Isabella of Castille. The rook is Columbus' ship. A wonderful gift that fuses a love of history with the game of Kings.

List CAD$550.00 CAD$399.95

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American Independence Chess Set (ST2016)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 6.4 inches, Diameter 2.1 inch, Weight of 295g!


Made in England. Starring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, please exercise caution if displaying this in English homes - it might lead to some violent arguments. Of course, being responsible objective citizens and having a branch in England, we are lodging an official complaint that the English side is the dark side with Cornwallis, King George III and Frederick Lord North. The war of independence was of utmost importance in the evolution of geopolitics in the political west. The detail of this chess set is incredible and a fitting tribute to this historic pivot point. Washington is weighted at an embarrassing 295g - we'll have to deliver it with special lifting equipment! He probably didn't weigh that much in real life. An amazing chess set and a wonderful gift.

List CAD$550.00 CAD$399.95

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American Civil War Chess Set (ST2017)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 6 inches, Diameter 2.1 inch, Weight of 304g!


Made in England. Chess Sets were made for theme chess like the American Civil War. The castles are aptly represented by the capitols at Richmond and Washington and the Kings - you guessed it - Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. The other main characters are Stonewall Jackson, Robert Lee, Ulysses Grant and William Sherman. The weight of Lincoln and Davis - nothing personal gents - but remarkably weighted.

List CAD$530.00 CAD$399.95

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Large King Arthur Chess Set (ST2006)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 4.8 inches, Diameter 1.8 inches, King Weighted at 187g


Made in England. Nothing personal Arthur - the 'large' isn't a comment on your personal weight. A remarkable themed chess set in the style of King Arthur. with wonderful characters and detail. The pawns are uniform and give a harmonizing theme to the whole set. A great chess set for someone who likes things stridently different.

List CAD$369.00 CAD$299.95

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Elizabethan Chess Set (ST2018)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 5 inches, weight 135g and diameter 1.75 inches


Made in England. This handsome set is made in reconstituted marble and has characters surrounding this famous 16th Century English queen. Lord Burghley is the King, obviously Elizabeth I is the Queen, the bishops are Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury, the knights are Sir Walter Raleigh, the rooks depict the Tower of London and the pawns are spectacular as the ships of the English fleet. The designs are large, heavy and well detailed, a great chess gift.

List CAD$349.00 CAD$299.95

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Golfers Chess Set (ST2030)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 5 inches, Diameter 2.2 inches, Heavily Weighted at 195g


Made in England. Golf themed chess set. A special commission to the British sculpture Peter Calvesbert - this chess set is a portrayal of old golfers against new, using St Andrews and Turnbury Lighthouse. Tongue in cheek, the sculpture has pitted the money era with the era of pride in winning without a great financial return. See the trophy for the white side with the container filled with money, but the dark side has a trophy. Interesting statement

List CAD$329.00 CAD$299.95

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Lord of the Rings Chess Set (ST2032)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 6.75 inches, Diameter 1.6 inches, Weight 261g


Made in England. Large set celebrating the Lord of the Rings in chess form. Look at the remarkable detail in these figures - and with a King almost 7 inches high. The nose, eyes, mouth and expression are captured for each piece by this celebrated sculpture Dennis Fairweather. Bravo - an excellent accomplishment! The characters are: Aragon, Lady Galadriel, Treebeard, Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo, the Hobbits, Sauron, Shelob, Gollum, Saruman, Nazgul and the Orcs.

List CAD$450.00 CAD$289.95

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Henry VIII Chess Set (ST2021)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 5.5 inches inch Diameter 1.7 inch.


Made in England. Poor old Anne. Poor old Katherine. Poor old… them all. Not as if he was some Adonis. But hey, talk about breaking with tradition, this chess set does in a remarkable way - the rook is significantly higher than Henry himself. What would he have to say about that? Yes, we know... started a new game where he was the rook and the rook becomes most powerful piece. Chess Baron Chess Sets: Because we know you care - we care.

List CAD$350.00 CAD$289.95

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Classical Themes Chess Set (ST2009)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King David - 6 inches high and weighing 135g


Made in England. With Michelangelo’s David, here's a chess set to attract the interest of any teenager working through puberty, the classical themes are attractive to all those interested in chess, art and the classical period. What a work of art! David is the King along with a Greek Goddess as Queen, a Chinese Sage as Bishop, a Roman Horse's head as the Knight, Lions as Pawns and Rodin's 'The Thinker' as the Rooks. A marvelous, tasteful and thoughtful gift.

List CAD$349.00 CAD$279.95

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Jazz Chess Set (ST2013)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble.


Made in England. Words fail us, but we'll try. It's not easy for chess sets to impress us. Here, the characters seem to be alive, the bent knees of the sax players show creases in the trousers and strain in the cheeks. This set is up with the very best of theme chess sets, a tribute to sculptures and a joy for any jazz enthusiast to own. A wonderful gift for combining a love of jazz with a love of chess with a health warning to get out into the fresh air a little more!

List CAD$349.00 CAD$279.95

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Roman Chess Set (ST2019)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 5 inches.


Made in England. Cross the Rubicon with Julius Caesar with this magnificent example of theme chess sets. It features the most famous of them all, Julius Caesar himself. A great chess set with detail of Roman characters depicted in history. Caesar himself is 5 inches high. The pose and detail of the horses are quite striking. Re-live history for a while with this Caesar chess set.

List CAD$329.00 CAD$279.95

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Camelot Chess Set (ST2003)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble.


Made in England. The second of our Camelot chess sets, this finely detailed set with exquisitely crafted characters is offered by us as a wonderful theme chess set. Camelot is a favorite theme for chess sets and represents a time when religions were at each others throat - Oh - hold on - they still are! Nothing has changed! Camelot occupies a place in the history of accounts where battle was done - what better material for a battle of chess.

List CAD$325.00 CAD$249.95

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Japanese Theme Chess Set (ST2023)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King: Height 4 inches, Diameter 1.75 inches, Weight 4oz


Made in England. Unusual Japanese theme chess set. Chess is the thought provoking game of Kings and the characters in this set highlight the 'thinking' nature of the game. Some humour is injected into the figures and the green colour of the dark side is very unusual. The pawns are the best part of the set, all little Buddhas, all giving their insights into the current position.

List CAD$299.00 CAD$244.95

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Sherlock Holmes Chess Set (ST2002)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 6 inches


Made in England. Demand your 'pound of flesh' from the opposition. Oh! That's Shylock, not Sherlock - doesn't take a detective to work that one out huh? This is a Sherlock Holmes chess set. Sherlock Holmes is a perfect scenario for a chess battle - he used observation, intelligence and investigation to find the solution, to beat his opponent. Prof. Moriarty used the same to evade capture. The other ingredient? Inspiration. The creators of this magnificently detailed chess set had inspiration too - the expressions of the main characters of the chess set are just superb.

List CAD$295.00 CAD$239.95

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Cats and Dogs Chess Set (ST2004)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 3.75 inches


Made in England. A fun and innovative chess design for dog lovers and cat haters, or cat lovers and dog haters. Hmmm? maybe just one for pet lovers. A perfect setting for a battle. Frivolity aside, look at the detail of this chess set . Expand the pictures to their fullest size - expressions are included in the faces and the individual setting of the pieces are artfully contrived to achieve the atmosphere of a lighthearted battle of chess. Assuming you're not the family dog or cat that is. A perfect gift for pet lovers, dog lovers, cat haters,... oh, let's not get into that again.

List CAD$259.00 CAD$239.95

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Range Wars Chess Set (ST2014)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble.


Made in England. Back to America's range wars with this excellent detailed set that would be a great gift for anyone with an interest in the development of America in the early years. It's the cowboy hats that really give this set it's distinction - we love it. The kings are represented by a rancher, the queens by a saloon girl, the Bishops by a sheriff, the knights by a cowboy, the castles by a Boot Hill Tombstone and the pawns are cattle. It's sculpted by George Pitman-Hooker, a West Somerset sculptor.

List CAD$299.00 CAD$239.95

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Sea Life Chess Set (ST2026)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 3.75 inches, Weight 2.75oz


Made in England. Sculpted by Bob Maurus, this set has the King as Neptune, Mermaid Queens, Octopus Bishops, Sea Horse Knights, the Rooks are under sea caves and the pawns are all magnificent dolphins. A very detailed and hugely innovative chess set.

List CAD$239.00 CAD$199.95

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Isle of Lewis Chess Set (ST2001)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 3.75 inches


Made in England. This historic design is an important part of history - this version is made of crushed marble and bonded with high quality resin. The higher quality Isle of Lewis chess sets are generally made from either crushed stone or even better, crushed marble, then bonded with a resin. Cheaper designs can be made from plastic with artificial weighting added, or even worse, no weighting at all. The originals were carved (or chipped) from stone. Found in the early 1800's on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland they are believed to be a Norse design carved from walrus tusk dated around 1280AD. The original Isle of Lewis chess pieces are in the British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh. Another indication of quality exists in the colouring. Ideally the dark side should have a significant beetroot colouring, not just black. This design adheres to the originals closely.

List CAD$255.00 CAD$199.95

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Gothic Lewis Chess Set Set (ST2005)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble.


Made in England. This chess set could almost be included as an Isle of Lewis design - except that the Isle of Lewis is unique - we don't want to confuse the design. There are many similarities. If you are looking for something similar but with a stamp of 'distinctive' - this is an excellent choice of the Lewis genre of chess set.

List CAD$249.00 CAD$199.95

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Dinosaur Humour Chess Set (ST2010)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 3.5 inches, Diameter 1.3 inches, King Weighted at 68g


Made in England. Looking for a humorous chess set? Look at this little chap - who'd have thought he was ready for the action of a voracious carnivore! Made from crushed marble, the pieces are heavy and very detailed.

List CAD$225.00 CAD$199.95

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Chinese Theme Chess Set (ST2024)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King: Height 3.75 inches, Diameter 1.5 inches, Weight 2.8oz


Made in England. Chinese Theme Chess Set. This chess set is a work of art. Every pawn is different, every piece painstakingly created with significant detail per piece. The material is crushed marble, bonded with a high quality resin and has the bespoke-type result of a chess set with a great theme and great individual pieces.

List CAD$249.00 CAD$199.95

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Egyptian Chess Set (ST2027)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King: Height 3.75 inches, Diameter 1.48 inches, Weight 3.25oz


Made in England. Egyptian theme chess set, beautifully detailed in crushed marble and bonded with high quality resin. The Sphinx in this set is the rook, and how apt to have the piece overseeing the corners of the battle. As the prevailing world power, who would humble the mighty Egyptians? Replay history with the Medo-Persians, maybe this time it will be different.

List CAD$249.00 CAD$199.95

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The New Alice in Wonderland Chess Set (ST2038)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 3.25 inches


Made in England. New Design: High quality newly designed Alice in Wonderland chess set. Expertly constructed and quality item showing the Alice in Wonderland characters. A real collectible item. Superb chess featuring the well known and loved ones from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Made entirely by skilled craftsmen, each piece is polished, finely finished by artists.

List CAD$249.00 CAD$199.95

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George and the Dragon Theme Chess Set (ST2025)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King: Height 3.4 inches, Diameter 1.375 inches, Weight 3oz


Made in England. Evoking a light hearted view of the legend of St. George, the characters are unusual and fun. However, when sculpted by the recognized sculpture John Pickering, the set has significant enduring value. Each pawn on the dragon's side has the dragon making faces at the opposition, whilst on the side of St. George, the pawns are smaller Knights hiding behind shields. A great theme humour set.

List CAD$249.00 CAD$189.95

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Small Lord of the Rings Chess Set (ST2040)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 4 inches, Diameter 1.6 inches, Heavily Weighted.


Made in England. Slightly smaller that the larger ST2032 set. Celebrating the Lord of the Rings phenomenon in chess form. Remarkable detail and based on the book rather than the movie. King almost 4 inches high. The nose, eyes, mouth and expression are captured for each piece by this sculpture. An excellent accomplishment! The characters are: Aragon, Lady Galadriel, Treebeard, Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo, the Hobbits, Sauron, Shelob, Gollum, Saruman, Nazgul and the Orcs.

List CAD$199.00 CAD$169.95

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Small Camelot Chess Set (ST2028)

Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King: Height 3.5 inches, Diameter 1.25 inches, Weight 1.6oz


Made in England. This Camelot chess set, very finely detailed set with exquisitely crafted characters is offered by us as a wonderful smaller theme chess set. Camelot is a favorite theme for chess sets and represents a time when religions were at each others throat - Oh - hold on - they still are! Nothing has changed! Camelot occupies a place in the history of accounts where battle was done - what better material for a battle of chess.

List CAD$199.00 CAD$159.95

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From the Isle of Lewis to the American War of Independence

The purchase of a theme chess set from ChessBaron is a purchase of distinction. An ornament is just an ornament - a chess set with some historical theme such as Napolean or Columbus is much more. A purchaser clearly needs something more thought provoking than a china plate ornament, something that recalls some important theme, some history changing event like the Range Wars chess set, or something more frivolous - a theme chess set to bring a smile to someones face like the Alice chess set or the Sea Life chess set. Note: Can also be used to play chess!




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