Studio Anne Carlton Diamond Jubilee Hand Painted Chess Set
Brand: Studio Anne Carlton
Model Number: A195S
The Diamond Jubilee Hand Painted Chess Set from Studio Anne Carlton Themed Chess Set range - Discounts on all SAC classic games at Wonderland Models.
HM The Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in February 1952. She was installed as a Lady of the Order of the Garter during a service in 1948. Her Majesty is shown wearing the Sovereign’s robes of the Order, a mantle of with the Garter Star embroidered on the left hand side. Around her neck The Queen wears the collar of the Order from which hangs the figure of St George fighting the dragon.
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip was installed as a Knight of the Garter in 1948 by The Queen’s father, King George VI. Both King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother are buried in St George’s Chapel. Prince Philip’s robes are similar to those of the Sovereign except that the badge of the Order is embroidered on the mantle rather than the Star.
Bishop The Bishop is modelled on The Right Reverend David Conner who, as Dean of Windsor, is also the Register of the Order of the Garter. A number of Deans of Windsor have been Bishops before being appointed to Windsor. Bishop Conner is dressed in convocation robes and around his neck wears both a pectoral cross and the badge of the Register of the Order of the Garter.
Knight A Military Knight of Windsor. The Military Knights of Windsor were founded in 1348 (the oldest formation of the British Army) as part of the College of St George, and today comprises a Governor and twelve officers. They live within Windsor Castle and regularly attend services to pray for the Sovereign and Knights of the Garter. The Military Knights are active members of the community fulfilling various voluntary roles. The uniform is that of an unattached staff officer from the reign of William IV. The Military Knights parade in this uniform on some Sundays and at the Garter Service.
Rook The Round Tower of Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle dates from the earliest days after the Norman Conquest in 1066 and has belonged to the sovereigns of England for over 900 years. The earliest stone keep was built in the late 12th century by Henry II and was raised to its present height in 1830-1 to become Windsor Castle’s famous landmark.
Pawn Chorister. The choir of St George’s Chapel consists of 23 boys who attend St George’s School, and 12 Lay Clerks (professional male singers). The Chapel Choir sings at eight services a week during term time. The services are open to all; more details can be obtained from the website.
One of our favourite sets in the Studio Anne Carlton range is the Diamond Jubilee Hand Painted Chess Set.
SAC manufacture wonderful, amazingly accurate chess sets of all sorts of themes, particularly decorated sets including this set of the Diamond Jubilee Hand Painted Chess Set which can be complemented by any of the Chess Boards range.
All Studio Anne Carlton figures are beautifully finished to give wonderful realism and are also great collectors items for the chess enthusiast.
All chess pieces comply completely with relevant safety regulations and are CE tested and approved.
At Wonderland Models we believe that this is one of the best Chess Sets.
Chess Boards sold seperately.
Manufacturer: Studio Anne Carlton
Model: A195S Diamond Jubilee Hand Painted Chess Set
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