This is the WHITE ROOK
from a chess set that toy/game inventor JOSEPH WETHERELL
sculpted in 1965. It is a 3D translation of John Tenniel's original illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(1865) and Through the Looking Glass
Originally offered as a limited run of a few thousand cast polymer sets in 1966, it has not been available for over 50 years and the original molds have been lost for decades. To make these fascinating characters available once again, Joseph had samples from his personal collection digitally scanned and uploaded them to Shapeways for printing in black and white.
For the BLACK ROOK
choose the "BLACK" option in the drop-down menu.
To order the rest of the set click on the links below and order the recommended quantity. (The chessboard is not included.)
QUEEN (order 1 white & 1 black)
KING (order 1 white & 1 black)
BISHOP (order 2 white & 2 black)
KNIGHT (order 2 white & 2 black)
PAWN (order 8 white & 8 black)