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Large Isle of Lewis Set - Limestone

Large Isle of Lewis Set - Limestone

$299.95

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Large Isle of Lewis Chess Set - Handmade from Irish Limestone

Large handmade replica of the famous 'Isle of Lewis' chess pieces.

The original artifacts were found buried in Northern Scotland where a Viking stronghold existed during the time they were believed to have been made.  In the early 1800's, a written description of these artifacts tells us that some of the pieces were originally a dark, vivid red, believed to have been stained by soaking the ivory tusk in ox blood. 

32 Playing Pieces:  Made in Ireland out of Irish limestone.
Appox. Height of King: 3.7" (9.5cm). Requires a board with at least 1.75" squares.

Optional Chess Board: Wood, 20" x 20" x 5/8", Approx 6 lbs.

Worldwide shipping available!
Custom order, please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

 

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