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Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches
Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches
Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches
Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches
Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches
Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches
Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches
Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches
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Isle Of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set 9 Inches

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Product Description

This superb little chess set features miniature versions of the legendary Isle of Lewis chessmen and a stoneware board and case. The Isle of Lewis chessmen need little introduction as one of the most iconic and famous sets of chess pieces. Discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 after a sandbank collapsed and revealed a chest that contained the chess pieces, they are said to date back to the 12th century and likely to have been crafted in Norway. Indeed some people argue that the pieces should never have been named after the Isle of Lewis as this was not where they were made. Arguments about the original pieces continue to rage, mostly about where in the world they should be exhibited.
The National Museum has endorsed this lovely little 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. A heavy chess set that’s elegant and a timeless classic. Each of the pieces is a true work of art and a very accurate 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)
Weight:  1.5 kg
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)

Product Reviews

"Lovely quality product bought as a wedding present - the recipients of this gift couldn’t have been happier. Only thing that I would have liked in addition would have been a small paper or card describing he set, each piece and it’s significance. Otherwise faultless "

L , 15th July 2018

"The best gift ever received. Love the intricate details. They take me back to the Callanish Stones. I love it!!!"

N Lorca Gamero, 5th July 2018

"Hefty & nicely done; nice fitted storage. Pieces a tad smaller than expected but usable & well-formed."

R Bartlett, 1st May 2018

"I had problems with the product and I was refunded in 48 h! Very reliable service."

C Marongiu, 10th March 2018

"A little bit smaller than I was expecting but excellent quality and very well wrapped, very pleased with it."

G Craft, 8th March 2018

"This is a beautiful set. The pieces are well made and surprisingly detailed for such small pieces. They fit inside the board well. The design is stunning and I love the 'carvings' on the edges of the board. The only downside is the paint/stain is very uneven and one side is dark and another light etc."

A , 29th January 2018

"Lovely items. As described."

F , 4th December 2017

"Fabulous product, really happy with the quality and price. Highly recommended!"

J , 30th November 2017

"Excellent quality for a very good value. Perfect Christmas present for the generation of "Game of Thrones" ."

I , 26th November 2017

"Excellent as described and received"

L Evans, 28th June 2017

"a perfect gift for a chess lover!"

T De La Harpe, 16th May 2017

"Lovely little chess set, my son will love it. Very well made and has a bit of weight to it. Was delivered the very next day after ordering and was extremely well packaged. What a very reliable and efficient company, will gladly recommend you to others."

S Mccreadie, 5th November 2014

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