About The Set:
A very unusual, I believe, interpretation of the Isle of Lewis chess set which I cast from my own moulds from handmade originals.
If your looking for a beautiful, collectible chess set but want something very distinctive and original then this is the set for you. The photos really don't do it justice..
I hand cast each piece then paint, stain, lacquer and cure them to give a durable high quality result yet still retaining a certain ceramic and antique finish. The coolers for this set for are black for the dark and antique stone for the light. Moroccan red or deep walnut is also available if you so desire.
Unless you specify otherwise the colors for these pieces are Mellow Ivory for the light and Slate for the dark. If you would prefer any other colors then just let me know and I'm sure I'd be able to accommodate you.
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The king is a whopping four and a half inches in height which makes it a good inch taller than the ordinary Lewis set and would suit a standard tournament board with squares about two inches or more.
-The King proudly on his deeply carved throne with his faithful hound.
-The Queen on her throne with her owl.
-The Bishop carrying his lamb.
-The Knight slaying a beast with his sword.
-The Rook, a soldier blowing his horn to battle.
-The Pawns as richly carved obelisks.
Vinyl Chess Mat:
This set also comes with an optional vinyl chess mat/board so you can start playing as soon as you receive it. This is a black and white mat with 2 inch squares and is tough, durable and wipe clean.
If you would like this option then simply select it when purchasing.
Each piece is individually wrapped in bubble wrap and then the whole set encased in polystyrene pieces. This is then packed in a sturdy cardboard box with your name and address clearly printed in a large font and sent via Royal Mail.
And don't forget, you can create your own bespoke set put together using any of the pieces from any of the sets in my shop in any colors you like. A real mix and match. So, for example, if you would like an Isle of Lewis set but prefer the King from a different set and/or the pawns from another set then that's no problem. As long as I currently make the pieces you can create whatever set you like. Simply request a custom order with your requirements and I'll do my best to accommodate. ☺
Shipping average time to the US - 4-6 weeks