Classic Metal Staunton
(28 x 28) cm
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Sharing deep cultural value and timeless design, Manopoulos Chess sets are created through the skills of gifted sculptors, designers, and craftsmen. Each chess set showcases aspects of Greek civilization and European history, from playing pieces which draw on notable historical and mythical figures and famous works of art, to themes taken straight from the history and mythology of Greece, Manopoulos Chess sets are sure to inspire.
The Classic Staunton Chess set is the most recognizable style of chess set and is also the style deemed appropriate for use in chess competitions. Named after English chess master Howard Staunton, the Staunton Chess set was first released in 1849, and is here replicated in fine metal by Manopoulos.
The Staunton chess pieces are universally recognized and associated with chess. These classic chess pieces include the realistically-carved horse head of the Knight, the most intricate and distinct piece of any chess set. The Staunton Knight was likely inspired by a sculpture on the east pediment of the Parthenon. The King’s column is topped with a crown and cross, while the Queen’s crown is topped with a tiny ball. Also recognizable are the crenellated battlements of the Rook and the Western-style headgear of the Bishop.
About the Brand
Manopoulos has been creating premium quality board games since 1972. Traditional craftsmanship and flawless manufacturing techniques, handed down from generation to generation are reflected in each backgammon and chess set they design, carrying on the Manopoulos’ legacy through uncompromising demands of style, materials, and workmanship.
Using traditional art techniques and exquisite craftsmanship, each game is the result of gifted sculptors, designers, and talented craftsmen working together to create unique pieces of art for your home and enjoyment.
Handcrafted in Greece.
Product type: Chess set
Dimensions: (28 x 28) cm
Material: Zinc Alloy 5
Colors: Silver, and Gold
Weight (per chess set): 3.2 kg
* The products must not come in contact with chemicals.
* Avoid humidity and water contact.
* Clean by using a dry cloth.
Packaging: Packaged in a paperboard box with flip-top opening and glossy finish, imprinted with the Manopoulos logo.
Packaging dimensions: (L 35.5 x W 35.5 x H 7) cm