Celtic Chess Set
See below for our selection of Celtic Chess!
Board Gameshave been around since ancient times, with the earliest evidence being paintings in mastabas from Egypt’s First and Third Dynasties. The very first widely known of chess, recognized as chaturanga, appeared around the 6th century in India and was played on a board of the game Ashtapada. Over the years, chessboards have been made from a variety of materials, including ebony, ivory, marble, metal, glass, and plastic. And now celtic chess set might be in your list! Here are some chess pieces we found that you might consider in buying.
This lewis compact celtic chess set does not include chess board but we suggest to use chessboard with a measurement of approaximately size of 18.5 x 10.24 x 6.3 inches and 2” square size, the king height measure with 3.5 inches. The replica Isle of lewis chessmen is made from ground stone resin, with cream and red pieces with shading and fine details.
This chess set has interpreted the classic chess pieces to create two magnificent chess sets that exemplify the majesty of the original sculptures. Both sets are available in ivory as well as brown, ivory and red, and a unique pewter and copper finish. The size for king height it easures 3.5” cm, for king base it measures 17/8” cm with a weight of 4.1oz. This is ade up of ratio of crushed marble and resin, and then finished with a felt underlay. The board is not included, but you can but it separatey.
This miniature Lewis Chessmen set is available in Ivory or Brown, and it overlooks the beautiful Uig Bay, where the Lewis Chessmen are located. The chess board measures roughly 22cm across, to give you an idea of size the King stands 45mm high. Each chess piece is modelled from a laser scan taken from the original pieces by the Museum of Scotland. The chess pieces are smaller than the originals.
Deluxe miniature version from one of history’s oldest, most best known, and also most iconic chess set designs. This chess set is highly detailed playing pieces, the large wooden chess board measured with 20” x 20” (51cm x 51cm). Each pieces does not describe deeper, but it ensure its high qualiy wooden material.
The pieces are beautifully hand-carved from top-quality wood, made in Poland and exhibit a uniquely artistic rendering of old-world charm and history. The king height is 5.75 inches, with a base of 2 inches and green felt cloth base pad material. Board size is 23.25 inches square and the height is .75 inches. The set ships at 8.1 pounds, and includes the standard 32 pieces. Chess board and a box are included in the package.
The skillful craftsmen of Berkeley Chess have recreated the imperious atmosphere of Rome with this classical chess set. 32 chess pieces made of ratio of crushed marble and resin, and then finished with a felt underlay. Julius Caesar as the King with the height of 4 1/4″ or 10.8cm that weighs 2.4oz or 68g, A Lady of noble birth in typical dress as the Queen, A Standard Bearer carrying the insignia of the Legion as the Bishop, Equestrian soldier of the period as the Knight, A Roman garrison tower as the Rook, Armed Legionnaire of the period as the Pawn. Chess boards are sold separately.
Everyone likes choice, and we try to offer every manner of chessmen that you could imagine.
While figurine chess pieces are best suited for display, they can also offer engagement to young chess enthusiasts. The largest problem with this is that usually the pieces are too fragile or expensive.
These plastic pieces are perfect – not only are they affordable, they are very durable. The pieces depict a roman theme design, which is one of the most easily recognizable non staunton chess designs.
King Height is 3 3/4″ with the base of 1 1/4″ that weighs 1.0 oz. Chess Board with 2″ squares is a great choice for tournament size plastic chess sets with a 3″ or 3.5″ tall king. This board is made from a high quality buff color vinyl with a cloth backing and has printed brown squares and alpha-numeric notation.
This beautifully sculpted chess set from the workshop of Italfama in Florence, Italy is truly one of their very best. This theme chess set combines a broken Roman column with the busts of Caesar, his wife, and other Roman characters sitting atop. The pieces are beautifully designed with an amazing level of detail. This is a large chess set with a king that measures 4.75 inches tall and a 1.25 inch diameter base. Cast from solid zinc using the age-old lost-wax casting process, you will love the way they heavy pieces feel. The pieces are brass and nickel plated and sealed with several layers of lacquer to prevent tarnishing and keep them beautiful and shiny year after year.
Wrapping It Up
Roman Chess- the city of Rome was founded in 753 BC, but by just 117 AD, it had expanded to include all of modern-day Italy, lands in the Mediterranean, and a huge swath of Europe that included England, Wales, and some of Scotland. Many of the Roman Empire’s wars were fought over trying to expand those boundaries, while other battles were fought over religion; this chess set is inspired by this time. Powerful and famous rulers will wander across the chess board, and you might even end up with Julius Caesar checkmating the Pharaoh!
The Egyptian chessmen also bring in a vast history of chess and archaeology to your fingertips. From collectors to chess players, these Roman theme chess sets are good for all comers!