renaissance - gold & bronze, medium
Stunning metal complete set with pieces, metallic board, and wooden box based on the Renaissance period. This gold & bronze metallic chess set is handcrafted and imported from Manopoulus, Greece, worldwide know for exquisite quality and workmanship.
Renaissance had its undoubted protagonists: Knights have been evolved from the iron-masked soldiers of the Middle Ages to the idolized heroes of the higher nobility. Through Europe, they were named Knights, Sirs, Musketeers, or Guardians and were portrayed as the ideal men. With their own code of honor, knighthood‘s ideals of virtue were immortalized in history through Renaissance literature and romance.
The chess pieces
The figures are gracefully thin and symbolically decorated, according to the slender aesthetics of the period. The King and the Queen reflect a more individualistic view of man, the Knight combines influences of increased awareness of nature while the Rook represents a revival of classical learning.
This beautifully handcrafted classic brass, metallic chessboard in gold and brown-red colours compliment these chess pieces perfectly.
Height of the King: 8.5cm; base of the king: 2.5cm
Weight of the set: 7kg