Spain is extremely rich in chessmen, due to its preeminent place in the history of chess. While oder sets are rare, teh 20th Century has produced a large amount of chess pieces in wood (mainly Catalunha) and in pewter, from the numerous spanish foundries. To this day, newspapers and magazines have chess sets made and distributed to their readers, generally in foundry metal - there are dozens of designs around.
Tall and well-carved set in stone oak - the winged knights refer less to poor Rosinante than to Pegasus and the immortal Cervantes' poetic inspiration! The kings - Don Quijote in person - stand 135 mm high, the windmill rooks are in quiescent position. Quijote is one of the two classic themes of spanish chessmen - inumerous sets in all kind of materials abound - wherever You see a windmill lurking in a chess set - be assured: it is another incarnation of the Man from La Mancha!