Very similar to the Isle of Lewis chess sets this 12th century German interpretation is just as rich and deeply carved.
If your looking for a beautiful, collectable chess set but want something a little 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 colors for this set for are Moroccan Red for the dark and antique stone for the light.
The king is approx four inches in height which makes it a little higher than the ordinary Lewis sets and would suit a standard tournament board with squares about two inches or more.
-The King proudly on his deeply carved throne, sword in hand. -The Queen on her throne. -The Bishop on his throne, hands in prayer. -The Knight astride his horse. -The Rook, a soldier blowing his horn to battle. -The Pawns as richly carved obelisks.
Unless you specify otherwise the colors for this set are Deep Walnut and Aged Sandstone. If you would prefer any other colors then just let us know and I'll be more than happy to oblige.
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.
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. ☺