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Details about  ISLE OF LEWIS CHESS SET ''A'' MOLDS .--10 MOLDS

ISLE OF LEWIS CHESS SET ''A'' MOLDS .--10 MOLDS See original listing
ISLE-OF-LEWIS-CHESS-SET-A-MOLDS-10-MOLDS
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New
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Oct 30, 2011 05:23:22 PDT
Price:
US $32.00
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Item location:
montreal, QC, Canada

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eBay item number:
290615208477
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Item specifics

Condition:
New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing ... Read moreabout the condition
Game:

Chess

Product Type:

Board Game

                                      ISLE OF LEWIS

                    CHESS SET MOLDS

         BEST MATERIALS TO CAST WITH

             ARE CASTING PLASTERS

                       OR  RESIN .

        CASTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED

                          SET "A"

                         10 MOLDS

             CASTED PIECES SHOWN ARE

                   NOT INCLUDED

   

                      1 KING

                      1 QUEEN

                      1 BISHOP

                      1 KNIGHT

                      2 ROOKS [EACH DIFFERENT ]

                      4 PAWNS                      

                MADE WITH BEST QUALITY LATEX

                 CASTING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

          

                                                                                           

                                         HISTORY OF SET

              

     IN THE SAND DUNES OFF THE COAST OF THE ISLE OF LEWIS ,

     ABOUT 50 MILES WEST OF THE SCOTTISH MAINLAND ,

     NEAR THE SOUTH SHORE OF 'THE BAY OF ULG '

     ON A SPRING DAY OF 1831, AN UNSUSPECTING PEASANT SAW

     AN EXPOSED AREA SHOWING AN ANCIENT CRYPT WHICH IS ESTIMATED

     TO HAVE BEEN NEARLY SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS OLD .

      BEING CURIOUS HE STUMBLED INTO AN ANCIENT AND CRAMPED DRYSTONE ROOM ,

      SIX FEET OR SO LONG AND SHAPED LIKE A BEEHIVE,

      WITH ASHES STREWN ON THE FLOOR .THE TINY ROOM WAS FILLED IMPOSSIBLY ,

      WITH DOZENS OF TINY LIFELIKE STATUETTES,THREE TO FOUR INCHES HIGH.

      SOME STAINED BEET- RED AND THE REST A NATURAL OFF WHITE FINISH.

      THE LONG HAIR ,CONTOURED FACES AND PROPORTIONATE BODIES WERE

      EERILY VIVID WITH WIDE EYED EXPRESSIONS AND BATTLE READY STANCE,

      AND WITH A FULL COMPLIMENT OF MEDIEVAL COMBAT EQUIPMENT AND APPAREL.

      THEY WERE HAND CARVED .

      THEY WORE TINY  CROWNS ,MITRES AND HELMETS ,HELD MINIATURE  SWORDS ,

      SHIELDS ,SPEARS,AND BISHOP'S CROSIERS .SOME RODE WAR HORSES.

          THEY WERE CHESS PIECES ,TOTAL OF 78 FIGURINES.

      COMPRISING FOUR NOT COMPLETE SETS .-----

          8 KINGS

          8 QUEENS

          16 BISHOPS

          15 KNIGHTS

          12 WARDERS [AS ROOKS ]

          19 PAWNS

          NOTHING LIKE THEM HAD EVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE .THEY HAD A GOTHIC

       QUALITY AND LOOK , OF SCANDINAVIAN ORIGIN AND PROBABLY MID 12TH CENTURY .

        THIS AREA HAD POLITICALLY BEEN SUBJECT TO THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY,

        UP TILL 1266.THEIR ARTISTRY AND CONDITION MADE THEM ,

         AMONG THE MOST IMPORTANT CACHE OF ANCIENT PIECES YET FOUND .

         THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND TRIED TO BUY THEM ,BUT

         UNABLE TO FIND THE FUNDS ,AND A WEALTHY SCOTTISH COLLECTOR

         MANAGED TO PURCHASE 11 PIECES FOR HIMSELF AND THE BRITISH

         MUSEUM IN LONDON ,BOUGHT THE REMAINING 67 PIECES FOR WHAT

         IS NOW AROUND $6,000 IN TODAY'S CURRENCY.

            THEY NOW SIT IN SEALED GLASS CASES IN GALLERY 42 ,

           WHERE ANY ONE CAN SEE THEM .

 

             I STARTED MAKING ' LEWIS ' SETS 30 YEARS AGO IN ENGLAND ,

          AND HAVE SINCE RESCUPLTED MANY OF THE PIECES TO BRING OUT

           THE FINE DETAILS .I HAVE ADDED and changed SOME OTHER PIECES

           TO MAKE THE SET MORE INTERESTING .

                     

               I GUARANTEE MY WORK AND TAKE PRIDE IN EVERY PIECE I MAKE .

          THE SET COMES WELL PACKED  FOR SHIPPING AND RE SHIPPING IF NEEDED . 

 

                              ALL ENQUIRIES WILL BE HANDLED ASAP

 

                                  KING IS 3.5 INCHES HIGH

                                      BASE IS 1.5 INCHES

                                  PAWNS ARE 1.75 INCHES HIGH

                  

                               

                                      CONDITION IS NEW

                                      MADE IN CANADA

 

                                  s/h Worldwide 20.00                        

                        

                              INCLUDES INSURANCE

                                               

                              I TRY TO SHIP WITHIN 5 DAYS

                           AFTER PAYMENT CLEARANCE

             I CAN NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TIME TAKEN

              BY THE POST OFFICE ,WHICH COULD  BE UP TO 2 WEEKS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                 PLEASE--ask all questions prior to bidding

                                     All sales and terms are final.

 

                                                          PLEASE NOTE

                           All my transactions are processed and shipped in a timely manner

                                  Positive feed back is greatly appreciated.

                          If you have any problems with your transaction ,I ask you to please

                                         contact me BEFORE leaving feedback.

                                                                                             

                                                          

                                    PAYMENT TO BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS

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