Height (each king): 4 in. (10.2 cm);
Height (each pawn): 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1948
Not on view
The designs after which the set was modeled were made by John Flaxman for Josiah Wedgwood. The kings represent Charles Kemble as Macbeth, the queen Mrs. Siddons as Lady Macbeth and the tragic Muse. Among the pawns are three figures of jesters, made to replace bishops in sets to be sold in France. All four knights are the same but for the color.
Signature: On base of each: WEDGWOOD
father of Horace Deristhorpe ; by descent, Horace Deristhorpe , England (until 1932; through H. Roy Smith, sold for £60 to Pfeiffer); Gustavus A. Pfeiffer , New York (1932–48; to MMA)