Stone & Glass sets
Sets from these mateirals generally fall into the field of representative glass case fillers - most of them are middel range tourist souvenirs in the countries of oirign. Still, there are intersting sets in galss, for example from Murano near Venice, or stone sets by artists....
Handformed glass set in heavenly forms, somewhere between Olympus and Paradise! The kings stand an impressive 180 mm, sides are distinguished both by the transparency (except the bishops!) and the violently coloured footpads. Great display set .....but very,very fragile!
Abstract chessmen in alabastre in red and neutral, with a bottom alpaka ring for weight, felted, from the 60ies to 70ies. The Kings stand 80 mm . Tuscany is renowned for its handicraft industry dating back to the Estruscans, mainly around Volterra, where the alabastre deposits are situated. Chess sets are an important part of this handicraft, and the major name in chess sets in alabastre is Chiellini - check here.