Chess Set

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Object Name: 
Chess Set
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Base W: 50 cm, D: 50 cm; Tallest Piece H: 19.8 cm
On Display
about 1981
Web Description: 
The chess pieces are made in the form of Jewish and Roman Catholic religious figures. A Jewish rabbi and a Roman Catholic bishop (kings) join a group of holy men and women holding Judeo-Christian symbols of faith, including crosses, Torahs, menorahs, and single candles. Each chess piece has the appropriate costume, hairstyle, and accessory of its rank.
Toso, Gianni (Italian, b. 1942), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Glass chess set; black and white pieces.
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 258; BIB# 128671
Toso Chess Set (family) (2011)BIB# 134394
Toso Chess Set (adult) (2011)BIB# 134396
The Corning Museum of Glass (2009-03) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# AI98465
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 62; BIB# 130418
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 86, fig. 3.62; BIB# 120381
Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame (1997) illustrated, p. 18;
Glass Art (1996) illustrated, p. 149; BIB# 36413
Judaica Under Glass (1990-10) pp. 44-48, esp. p. 46;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 114, #80; BIB# AI9252
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1981 (1982) illustrated, pp. 5, 11;