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CB Blackburne (Joseph Henry) Edition Chess Set in Bud Rose & Box Wood - 4.6" King with Free Storage Box





Quick Overview

Material: Bud rose wood/ Box wood (Gardenia latifolia)

Dimensions: King Height -   4.60" (117 mm)   
                        King Base - 1.92" (49 mm)
                        Pawn Height -   2.40" (61 mm)
                        Pawn Base -  1.49" (38 mm)

You're getting: 34 pieces(2 extra queens); with storage box, Chess board is not included.

2200 grams (77.60 oz)Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.

Recommended Board Size
: (2.1"- 2.5")/(55 mm - 65 mm) sq.

Shipping : FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, EU, IN
                   IndiaPost 10-15 days delivery for rest of the world

:  Taxes/Custom charges are included.

Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King    4.60" (117 mm)
1.92" (49 mm)
Queen    3.85" (98 mm)
 1.81" (46 mm)
Bishop  3.54" (90 mm)
 1.65" (42 mm)
Knight  3.34" (85 mm)
1.65" (42 mm)
Rook  2.48" (63 mm) 1.65" (42 mm)
Pawn  2.40" (61 mm)
1.49" (38 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 2200 grams (77.60 oz)
Dark Pieces Bud Rose Wood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size  (2.1"-2.5")/(55mm - 65 mm) sq.

Features : We are proud to announce the launch of our much awaited CB Blackburne Edition chess set in Bud Rose and Box wood. This chess set comes with a 4.6" King with base diameter of 1.9" This Triple Weighted Chess Set has the chess pieces fitted with thick green felts on their bases. The dark chess pieces are made in bud rose Wood and the lighter chess pieces are made in Box wood.

Design & Quality : Designed by chessbazaar and handcrafted in India, these chess pieces are exclusively available on chessbazaar.com. The pieces are heavily weighted which makes them very stable on the chess board and the heavy feel of the pieces makes them really nice to touch and hold. Each piece in the set has been meticulously carved, sanded, finished and buff polished by hand to give it a rich long lasting shine. To make the Blackburne chess set what it is, our artisans took more than 4 days to a carve a single chess set. The result of this hard work of these master craftsmen is a truly wonderful design and a master piece which every  connoisseur will admire.

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CB Blackburne Chess Set: 

Dedicated to Joseph Henry Blackburne also known as "The Black Death". J.H. Blackburne dominated the British chess scene during the last quarter of the 19th century. He played the London International Tournament in 1862 finishing 9th in the tournament. But this tour paved his way to be a professional chess players as it cost him his job at Manchester. In 1868 he became the British Champion by beating the current holder, Cecil Valentine De Vere. His first major Internation success came in 1870, at the tournament of Baden-Baden where he shared 3rd place alongwith Gustav Neumann. Starting from 1871 to 1889, Joseph Henry Blackburne was amongst the top five players of the world. 

After losing his job and discovering that he had a special aptitude for blindfold chess, Blackburne began giving blindfold and simultaneous exhibitions all over Britain and for most of his career, these exhibitions were to be a major source of his income. He is known to have played against up to sixteen opponents simultaneously while being blindfolded. In 1899 he also published Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess. For many years Blackburne was a  chess correspondent for The Field, UK's leading journal. He held that position until his death.

Having lived an illustrious life, at the age of 82 years, Blackburne died of a heart attack on 1 September 1924. 




Package Includes : 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included) with free matching box. Chess board NOT included in this sale.  

Disclaimer: Product colour may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.

Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant


Shipping : We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Europe and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for Australia, Latin America, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world, it will be shipped by India Post Regd. Parcel. Delivery period may vary from 4-6 days for FedEx and 10-15 days for Registered Parcel. 

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Customer Reviews
Blackburne pieces in bud rosewood Review by jerseyjay
Pieces and case are absolutely beautiful. Received items relatively quickly with no damage. As with many of the items from Chessbazaar I use them only on certain occasions they are of heirloom quality. Great company and excellent service. (Posted on 1/9/2017)
Very good. Best collector items. Review by Chess Praxis
I received the SKU: VJ047 chess pieces in Boxwood and bud rose wood of the CB Blackburne series which I am greatly beyond delight and appreciation of the above state of the art craftsmanship creation. It is no doubt beyond one imagination. I am proud of the owner of the above collection. (Posted on 7/26/2015)
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