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Isle of Lewis Chess Set - Hydrostone

Isle of Lewis Chess Set - Hydrostone

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Isle of Lewis Chess Set - Hydrostone

Handmade replica of the famous 'Isle of Lewis' chess set. Nice heavy set with felt bottoms. Four color options to choose from!

The original chess sets were found buried on the shores of Northern Scotland where a Viking stronghold existed. The original pieces were made out of walrus tusk, most likely imported from Iceland or Greenland (also Viking settlements at that time). Based on the designs the original artifacts are believed to have been made in Norway. 

Today 82 of the original pieces are at the British Museum in London and 11 pieces are at the Scottish National Museum in Edinburgh.

32 Playing Pieces: Hydrostone, painted and glazed. Felt bottoms. Pieces alone: 4 lbs.
Approx. Height of King: 3.5" (9cm).

Optional Chess Board: Large playing board (as seen in the last two picture) made with Palisander and Maple inlay, 19" x 19" x 0.6" (2" squares). Board alone, over 7 lbs.

Worldwide shipping available!
US Customers: Typically ships in 1 business day, delivers in 2-5 days.
Outside of US: See shipping options during checkout.

 

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