About this Piece
This chess board set is an amazing piece of craftsmanship. Inspired by medieval times, this pewter crafted chess set is made piece by piece from king and queen to the front line pawns. Everybody is a winner when you experience playing chess this beautifully crafted chess set. It is a truly captivating set which adds so much to a living room where at any point you can take a trip back in time and enjoy a great game of chess.
- Made in Ireland
- Chess board measures 16” x 16”
- 32-piece set with each piece individually crafted
- Comes gift-boxed
About the Maker
Mullingar Pewter combines traditional handcrafted techniques that take many years to perfect, along with modern advances, producing wonderful heritage gifts. In 1974, Paddy Collins opened his workshop in the town of Mullingar, County Westmeath. It is here in the Irish midlands that Paddy revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland.
Pewter has existed since ancient Egyptian and Roman times (as an alloy of tin mixed mainly with copper and antimony), and came to Ireland 800 years ago, becoming popular among the wealthy and for ceremonial purposes.