This superb little chess set features miniature versions of the legendary Isle of Lewis chessmen and a stoneware board and case. The Isle of Lewis chessmen need little introduction as one of the most iconic and famous sets of chess pieces. Discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 after a sandbank collapsed and revealed a chest that contained the chess pieces, they are said to date back to the 12th century and likely to have been crafted in Norway.
Indeed some people argue that the pieces should never have been named after the Isle of Lewis as this was not where they were made. Arguments about the original pieces continue to rage, mostly about where in the world they should be exhibited. The National Museum has endorsed this lovely little version of the legendary set.
A heavy chess set that's elegant and a timeless classic. Each of the pieces is a true work of art and a very accurate representation of the original. King Height: 1.7 inches (4.32 cm) King Base Diameter: 0.7 inches (1.78 cm) King Weight: 12 grams Pawn Height: 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) Pawn Weight: 2 grams Pawn Base Diameter: 0.7 inches (1.78 cm) Weight: 1.5 kg Materials: Crushed Stone Resin Number of Queens: 2 Board Size: 8 inches (20.32 cm) Board Thickness: 1.6 inches (4.06 cm) Square Size: 0.75 inches (1.91 cm).
Vintage Stone Chess Set Features. Official Museums of Scotland Product. The item "Vintage Stone Chess Set Scottish Stoneware Case Celtic Board Antique Game Gift" is in sale since Sunday, March 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Games\Chess\Vintage Chess".
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