Chess Set (474)

Chess Set by Gianni Toso
Chess Set
Chess Set - Technique
Stop Number: 
474

Gianni Toso (Italian, b. 1942)
Italy, Venice
About 1981
Flameworked glass figures; cut and assembled glass chessboard
H (max): 19.8 cm, Base W: 50 cm, D: 50 cm
(81.3.125)

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.