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The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches
Contents
  • What's included?
  • 32 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty
  • Isle of Lewis booklet

The Berkeley Chess Isle of Lewis Cardinal Chess Men 3.35 inches

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Product Description

  • 3.35" king.
  • Perfectly balanced pieces.
  • 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.

Product Specifications

King Height:  3.35 inches (8.51 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.75 inches (4.45 cm)
King Weight:  112 grams
Pawn Height:  1.5 inches (3.81 cm)
Pawn Weight:  12 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  0.8 inches (2.03 cm)
Weight:  1.76 kg
Materials:  Crushed Stone Resin
Number of Queens:  2

Please note that due to wood being a natural and therefore inconsistent material, weights are approximate and won't be exact. Please also be aware that this may result in colour and burl variation.

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"The set was exactly what my husband wanted"

W , 7th September 2017


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