This exceptional chess game is designed with a contemporary touch and play with Saint-Louis emblematic codes. With only forty-eight boards ever made, this chess game blue and white crystal chess pieces were inspired by items in the Saint-Louis archive.
Since 1586, Saint-Louis signs every day crystal creations – tableware, vases, chandeliers, and lighting items – crafted by master glassblowers and cutters considered to be among the very best in France. All possess irreplaceable knowledge and ancestral skills that have been enriched from generation to generation: crystal is mouthblown, hand-cut, hand-engraved, and hand-decorated using 24-carat gold or platinum.
With the purpose to honor the avant-garde Blue Rider movement, Saint-Louis has reissued its Prestige Chess Game in the crystallite’s iconic blue hue. The Knight, it’s an exception, by coming in several sophisticated colors and finishes. Available on its own or as part of a gift set of five, surely this Knight is a true millionaire offer.
Crafted as a limited edition of just forty-eight sets, this chess game rests on an aluminium base and the board is made of individual clear and satin-finished crystal cubes, creating the illusion that the chess pieces are levitating.
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The aesthetics of each piece in this chess game were inspired by how the pieces move from square to square. Taken on the shape of the stopper from the Botticelli collection, the Bishop spins around, echoing his diagonal travels across the board. Carved from the part of the stopper that keeps a decanter airtight, the Rook has a large base that is suited to traversing the board in one straight line.
Borrowing their shape from the 1586 Twist stopper, the King and Queen are adorned with a beveled top evoking a crown.
Designed to echo a helmet, ensuring it is ready to go into play, the Pawn is a reinterpretation of the Amadeus stopper.
Befitting the intensity of its role in leading the charge, the Knight stands out with a equine appearance.
This chess game has exceptional objects that bring a contemporary flair to Saint-Louis’ traditional codes while opposing each other in a battle of crystal reflections.