The Isle of Lewis Chessmen are one of the most iconic and famous of chess sets. Discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 after a sandbank collapsed and revealed a dry stone chamber that contained the chess pieces. They are said to date back to the 12th century and likely to have been crafted in Norway.
This superb Celtic Chess Set is made in England to a high standard that is not only elegant but a timeless classic. It’s playable, portable and an interesting conversation piece for the coffee table.
The miniature replica Chessmen have been created from 3D laser scans of the chessmen from both the National Museums Scotland and British Museum Collections. The Chessmen and Chess Board are both finished in a simulated ivory colour to accurately represent the walrus ivory originals. The stoneware Chess Board also serves as a protective case with a cut foam interior and black felt lining to keep each chess piece safe between games.
Chess Board, Chessmen and Chess Case are all finely sculpted in polystone resin. Complete Set weighs 1.5kg Height 4cm
Chess Board measures 22 x 22cm with 1.9cm Squares
King Height 4.3cm King Diameter 1.7cm King Weight 12g