About this Piece
A typical chess game becomes a richer experience when you're using our Mythical Irish chess set, all crafted out of finest pewter. Bring an element of fantasy to your game with these exquisitely crafted pieces. This beautiful chess set makes an excellent living room centerpiece, and a unique Irish gift for the home.
- King is 3.75" high
- Pawn 2.5" high
- Made in Ireland
If the medieval period is your favorite then we have a chess board with figures from these times.
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.