Our chess sets are not to be stowed away after playing. The elaborate craftsmanship, the premium materials, the historic designs and the attention to detail create a decorative object of high value.
Our chessmen are made on a basis of an original zinc alloy, they are then gold or silver plated and finally varnished by hand. The chess boards are made of bronze and painted by hand. All the pieces are unbreakable and have a life time guarantee.
This chess set features a choice between a brown, blue, red or green chess board.
The figures of the chessmen depict famous statues of Greek antiquity. The Pawn figure is inspired by the Greek Sphinx of the Naxians from the Temple of Apollo (Delphi 560b.C.). Apollo (King) was found in temple of Zeus in Olympia (460b.C.). The Queen is a replica of the world known statue of Aphrodite of Melos (200 b.C.) and Kouros (Bishop) was a classical archaic figure of a young man (525 b.C). The Castle is inspired by the Doric pillars of Parthenon, and the Knight is created after a geometrical bronze horse of 750 b.C.
The chess set comes in a beautiful wood box.
There are more designs and sizes of chessmen and boards available. Please contact us for more information.