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Category: Isle of Lewis Chessmen

Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches

Regency Chess Price£101.99
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  • 3.35" king.
  • Weighted for perfected balance.
  • Felted bases.
  • Expertly crafted in England by Berkeley Chess.
  • A faithful recreation of an iconic set of pieces.
New for 2017, this is a stunning interpretation of the famous Isle of Lewis chessmen, skillfully crafted in England by Berkeley Chess.

Originally carved from walrus ivory and whales' teeth the iconic Isle of Lewis chess pieces were discovered in the vicinity of Uig on the Isle of Lewis some time before 11 April 1831. The precise location seems to have been a sand dune where they may have been placed in a small, dry stone chamber. The hoard which consisted of 78 chess pieces and 15 other artifacts was initially shown at the Scottish Antiquaries Society in Edinburgh which hoped to acquire it but was unsuccessful in its fundraising efforts. The British Museum eventually acquired it between November 1831 and January 1832.

The skilled craftsmen at Berkeley Chess have produced an authentic and striking interpretation of the Isle of Lewis chessmen, which fully does justice to the original pieces.

King weight
Pawn weight
Total weight (unpacked)
King height
3.5 inches (89 mm)
Materials used
stone resin composite, maple, walnut
King's base diameter
1.78 inches (45 mm)
Pawn height
1.75 inches (44 mm)
Board dimensions
20 inches (50 cm) square when open
Square size
1.95 inches (50 mm)

by Wendy
Date Added: 07/09/2017
The set was exactly what my husband wanted

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

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