This series is not cheap...but if you can collect all the pieces it will be a priceless collection. In 1980 Shorty Finley made on his lunch hours with the assistance of Don Sheperd a Blenko Glass Chess set inspired by STAR WARS - he later offered the set for sale at the Huntington Museum of Art for $3800 ( the price of a Volkswagen in the 80s).
Created by Blenko’s newest designer Aaron Harvey, the 2nd piece in our new Checkmate series is meant to resemble a bishop piece in its traditional shape. Each piece made in the chess set will be offered in crystal with cobalt accents and cobalt with crystal accents. The bishop measures roughly 15.5” inches in height. It bears all the hallmarks of handmade glass including a rough pontil on the base and will bear the hand carved name of Blenko and the year 2017. The contrasting color stopper for the bishop is accented with decorative etchings meant to resemble a bishop’s hat.