This Emperors of the Orient chess set from Franklin Mint is extremely hard to find with all pieces present. Made in 1992, it is made of fine Tesori porcelain, painted entirely by hand, and selectively embellished with pure 24-karat gold. It was created by artist Yao Youxin for the Franklin Mint Museum Collection. The chess board measures 20.5 x 20.5, and it covers the case housing the pieces. Both pieces stacked are 4 inches tall.
The set weighs 15.7 pounds. One of the Japanese rooks (Imperial Palace) has damage. See last photo for accurate depiction. The pamphlets for some of the pieces are missing.
CHINESE: King, Queen, Bishops, (Mandarin Bishop and Governor General), Knights (Manchu Warrior and Warrior), Rook, Pawn. JAPANESE: King, Bishop (Shogun), Knights (Samurai and Samurai), Rook (note minor stains on front of Rook pamphlet), and Pawn. Japanese King: A chip on the corner of his cape (see 2nd-to-last photo). Chinese Bishop (Governor General) has tiny chip on inside sleeve of his cape; Chinese King has chip on BACK side at the base (see 3rd-to-last photo for damage on both pieces). Chinese Bishop (Mandarin) has small chip on collar of cape (see 4th-to-last photo).Some of the swords on the Japanese Pawns (Ninjas) seem to bend at different angles. The swords are malleable, but we do not dare touch them because they are so delicate. The set will likely arrive in 2 boxes. The pieces will be carefully packed in foam and/or bubble wrap to ensure safe arrival.
If you have questions or would like more photos, just ask. The item "Emperors of Orient Chess Set Franklin Mint Complete VGUC RARE HTF READ Descriptn" is in sale since Thursday, June 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "bluejamfields" and is located in Amarillo, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.