Ivory and bone
95 mm (H)Order this image
Chirk Castle, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
This intricately carved knight shows the great skills of oriental craftsman. If you look closely at the carved ball you will see another one inside. The chess set would have been regularly used by the Myddelton family for recreation.
Chess piece. One of a collection of oriental chessmen, in stained red and plain ivory, on turned bases with spherical knops. Red Knight.