Hand Painted Winnie the Pooh Chess Set (TH2066)
The hand painted version in a beautiful gift presentation case - Winnie the Pooh chess set. Based on the characters created by A.A. Milne and beautifully illustrated by E.H. Shepard, our designers have recreated the wonderful world of Winnie the Pooh for chess lovers young and old. Translated into almost every known language, Winnie the Pooh and his friends have universal appeal and are a beautiful example of theme chess sets. In 1966 Walt Disney brought the stories to film and in 1977 the first feature length animated film of Pooh, "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh", was released. All the main characters from the stories are represented in this set from Winnie the Pooh, Kanga and Owl to Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. This chess set has represented the King by Winnie the Pooh himself and the queen by Kanga, the sweet caring mother of baby Roo. The owl, supposedly the wisest creature in 100 Acre Wood, is the bishop and Eeyore, the gloomy grey donkey, is the knight. Tigger the bouncy is the Rook and Piglet, Poohs best friend, is the pawn. This beautiful chess set appeals to all ages and comes complete with an illustrated board and a full set of rules.