Regency Chess Company
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The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen
The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen
The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen
The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen
The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen
The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen
The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen
The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen

What's included?

  • 32 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty

We ordered a travel chess set for our Grandson's birthday present to be sent direct to him. We were kept informed of delivery progress and it arrived - as hoped - the day before his birthday. Apparently it is as good as it appeared on the website and he is absolutely thrilled with it.

Google ReviewBarneyReviewed 02/10/2023

Fabulous customer service from Paula who is an absolute credit to the company. 10 out of 10!

Google ReviewJacqui LairdReviewed 15/09/2023

Really good looking and well made board. Was really well protected in it's packaging and reached me in perfect condition. Was a fair price and complements the chess set I bought it for.

Google ReviewPaul BaldwinReviewed 04/10/2023

The Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen


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Product Description

  • Expertly crafted in Italy.
  • Gold and silver plated.
  • Exquisite detail.
  • 3 inch (76 mm) king.
  • Weighted for perfect balance.
  • Bases covered with billiard cloth.
  • Ideal for boards 13 - 17 inch (33 - 43 cm).
Rarely does a set of chess pieces shine so brilliantly as the Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen.

Inspired by Messina, Sicily

They share their name with the port city of Messina, Sicily, where for centuries merchants would compete to sell their imports, with the brightest, most exotic looking produce often attracting the highest bids. It is fair to say that, within the Regency Chess Collection, nothing catches the eye quite like the detail on these pieces. The intricate patterning laid upon precious metal is breathtaking on every piece, while a number of ornaments also hold ounces of character. On the rook, for example, vine engravings reach up to a superb turret, while the queen wears a corset of silver or gold that holds the bottom of her crown.

With such care taken by our Florentine craftsmen on the back row pieces players can be forgiven for overlooking the pawns, which themselves display an extraordinary amount of delicacy in their ornamental design. Before any of these remarkable added touches are made, the mildly Staunton shape of these chess pieces is moulded in the Italfama workshop in Florence, Italy. These moulds are exclusive to Italfama and are made nowhere else in the world. Our product team at Regency Chess in Frome, Somerset decided to match them with a this Italian Leather Chess Board to create the The Messina Gold and Silver Leather Italian Chess Set.

These precious metal chess pieces suit boards of 13 inches (33 cm) and larger, up to 17 inches (43 cm).

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Product Specifications

King Height:  3 inches (7.62 cm)
King Base Diameter:  0.9 inches (2.29 cm)
King Weight:  84.1 grams
Pawn Height:  1.6 inches (4.06 cm)
Pawn Weight:  43 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  0.9 inches (2.29 cm)
Weight:  2.1 kg
Materials:  Gold-plated, Silver-plated
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, and the design and precise specification of these pieces may be subject to small variations due to their handcrafted nature

Sending as a gift?

We send out all of our orders in plain packaging and without an invoice or receipt, so you can feel confident sending our products as a gift directly to the lucky recipient.

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