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.
Hand painted with the greatest of care with all the major features lovingly detailed in Gold, Silver and Walnut, this is a very eye catching and stunning set that you simply won't find anywhere else.
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.
I have been making chess sets now for many years and believe I have now perfected my craft. I have supplied sets to schools, universities, collectors and even film studios. This is what I do so you can be sure that when you buy a set from me you are getting a top notch product, crafted to the highest standards with great care and attention. If for any reason you are not happy with your set then a no quibble money back guarantee is assured.
Unlike any other set available on here, this set for has had time and attention lavished upon it to the extreme. Each major piece has been carefully hand painted to bring out the detail of the original casting. I know it's an old cliche but the pictures, although perfectly good, really don't do justice to the feel and quality of this set.
The Set Itself:
-The King proudly on his deeply carved golden throne with golden crown and silver sword in hand.
-The Queen on her golden throne with her golden crown.
-The Bishop on his golden throne with brown leather miter, holding his staff.
-The Knight astride his horse with silver shield, helmet and spear.
-The Rook, a soldier holding his silver shield and sword.
-The Pawns as richly carved obelisks.
Each set is hand cast, 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 would suit a standard tournament board (not included I'm afraid) with squares about two inches or more.
Each piece is individually wrapped in bubble wrap and then the whole set. This is then packed in a sturdy cardboard box into which is packed polystyrene peanuts for extra padding.
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. ☺
Estimated delivery time 4-6 weeks.