Royal Doulton - Tinworth Frog-and-Mouse Chess Set

 
     
     
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A frog and mouse porcelain chess set, by Royal Doulton after the designs of George Tinworth, in a limited edition, 2003, one side as frogs, the other side as mice, kings and queens as animal monarchs, bishops as clergy, knights holding swords, rooks as frogs or mice sitting on turrets, pawns with shields, each chessman marked on the underside: "Royal Doulton Archives, Burslem Artwares, Limited Edition of 50", the king 10.5cm high, the pawn 6.5cm high.

Footnote: Although these sets stated that they were made in a limited edition of 50; it is thought that only ten sets were manufactured.

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