About this Piece
A typical chess game becomes a richer experience when you're using our Viking Irish chess set, all crafted out of finest pewter. Play with brave warriors and formidable leaders and be transported back in time. One half of the set is darkened and polished to give a shiny finish while the other half of the set is darkened and then brushed to leave a more dull finish, highlighting the beautiful details.
- King is 3.75" high
- Pawn 2.5" high
- Made in Ireland
About the Maker
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.
Mullingar Pewter combines traditional handcrafted techniques that take many years to perfect, along with modern advances, producing wonderful heritage gifts.
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.