Alice Through the Looking Glass Chess Set. This is an unusual and finely made chess set with playing pieces based on the characters from the book Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. c.1983. Alice in Wonderland http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O26138/alice-through-the-looking-glass-board-game-dale-nell/
This glittering chess deck, designed by Victor F. Scharstein, offers an oriental twist to its typically classical constructions, right down to the pieces’ scholarly robes and shrine-like figurines. Made of gold, each piece meticulously embellished with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds, along with other semi-precious stones. The Art of War Chess Set costs $750,000.