This is for a brand new Isle of Lewis chess set based upon the originals which date back to medieval times. This is the most popular interpretation and is an excellent choice of the Lewis genre of chess set.
The Lewis Chessmen were discovered in 1831, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland by a local shepherd. The chessmen discovered within the chamber are probably the most famous in gaming history and are the oldest complete set of chessmen ever found. Made from walrus tusk, the Lewis Chessmen are believed to be of Icelandic origin and to date back to the twelfth century.
Unlike most Isle of Lewis sets available, this set for includes the seldom used King, Queen and Shield Biting Berserker/Rook that were part of the original 96 pieces discovered on The Isle of Lewis back in the 19th century.
This set has had the painstaking process of the Bronzing and Pewtering effect applied giving the rich patina of a very old and well loved collection of pieces.
Each set is hand cast from reformed stone, painted, stained and lacquered to give a durable high quality result yet still retaining a certain ceramic and antique finish.
The king is 3.5 inches in height and the set, unpacked, weighs approx 1.9KG and would suit a board, not included, with squares approx 2 inches or more.
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.
Estimated delivery within 4-6 weeks.