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The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
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The British Vs Zulus Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama

Product Description

  • Made in Italy
  • Superb quality and detail
  • 3.25 inch king
  • Presented with a beautiful 15.75 inch walnut and maple board
THE PIECES
Italfama have amazed us again with their beautiful British v Zulu Chess Men. Every single piece is so beautifully crafted and ornate. The Zulu King, Cetswayo, in his tribal gowns, is every inch a regal commander whilst Lord Chelmsford and his wife Adria make an elegant British military couple.

The Zulu pieces are very striking in their detail. The majestic Queen with her flowing robes and urn, the all knowing ‘bishop' with his cattle skull right through to the pawns and their beautifully decorated shields. Portraying the Zulu rooks as dwelling huts is pure brilliance.

Nobly adorned in their red and white uniforms, the British Military are armed with pistols or bayonet firearms. A Union Jack flying proudly above a cannon depicts the rooks.

We have matched these chessmen with a beautiful 15.75 inch walnut and maple board from Spain to give you this enviable set but the The British v Zulus Chessmen are also available without a board.

THE HISTORY
Following a successful introduction of federation in Canada by Lord Carnarvon, it was believed that a similar political tactic backed with a military involvement might be as effective in South Africa.

It was Sir Henry Bartle Frere who was sent, as High Commissioner in 1874, to develop these plans. However, some time later in December 1878, Frere, off his own initative and without the consent of the British government, handed Cetshwayo, the Zulu king, an ultimatum. This ultimatum was made with the intent of instigating war as there was no way the Cetshwayo could comply. This non compliance resulted in numerous bloody battles and the Zulu nation’s independence ceased with a British victory.

Please note that as these pieces are hand painted, there may be some inconsistencies in the level of detail and colour and therefore your pieces may be very slightly different from the images shown. Any inconsistencies however are minimal.

Product Specifications

King Height:  3.25 inches (8.26 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1 inch (2.54 cm)
King Weight:  22.8 grams
Pawn Height:  2.7 inches (6.86 cm)
Pawn Weight:  16.9 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  1 inch (2.54 cm)
Weight:  2.5 kg
Materials:  Crushed Stone Resin, Walnut, Maple
Number of Queens:  2
Board Size:  15.75 inches (40.01 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.6 inches (1.52 cm)
Square Size:  1.75 inches (4.45 cm)

Product Reviews

"First class service provided and chess set and board was exactly what was ordered and expected."

B Savage, 23rd April 2017


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