Chess Set (474)
Gianni Toso (Italian, b. 1942)
Flameworked glass figures; cut and assembled glass chessboard
H (max): 19.8 cm, Base W: 50 cm, D: 50 cm
The pieces in Gianni Toso’s Chess Set, made in about 1981, are in the form of Jewish and Roman Catholic worshippers. The kings are a rabbi and a bishop. The tiny details of the figures were made by softening glass in a flame and molding it into the desired shapes.