Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches in Ivory

Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches in Ivory

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This stunning portable chess set features miniature versions of the iconic Isle of Lewis chessmen, paired with a stoneware board with a storage case included. The Isle of Lewis chessmen need little introduction - they are among the most famous and instantly recognisable sets of chess pieces in history.

The original pieces were discovered on the Isle of Lewis back in 1831 after a sandbank collapsed. A chest was revealed that contained these beautiful chess pieces. They are believed to date back to the 12th century and are likely to have been made in Norway. Some historians argue that the pieces should never have been named after the Isle of Lewis, as this is not where their origins lie. The original pieces can be seen between the British Museum in London and the National Museum Of Scotland in Edinburgh.

The National Museum has officially licensed this beautiful little compact version of the legendary set. Unlike the originals there is no disputing its origin; this set is made in England to a very high standard and represents true value for money. The pieces and board are sculpted from resin and feature a fantastic level of detail.

The board is decorated with celtic designs in relief and the id coes away to reveal a storage compartment for the pieces. A sturdy chess set that’s as elegant as it is practical. Each of the pieces is a true work of art and a very accurate tiny representation of the original.

Product Specifications

King Height:  1.7 inches (4.32 cm)
King Base Diameter:  0.7 inches (1.78 cm)
King Weight:  12 grams
Pawn Height:  1.5 inches (3.81 cm)
Pawn Weight:  2 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  0.7 inches (1.78 cm)
Materials:  Crushed Stone Resin
Number of Queens:  2
Board Size:  8 inches (20.32 cm)
Board Thickness:  1.6 inches (4.06 cm)
Square Size:  0.75 inches (1.91 cm)