Probably the most popular chess set in the world.
It is a Museum reproduction of the Isle of Lewis Chess Set that was discovered in the outer Hebrides in 1831. The set was on route to Dublin which formed part of a Viking trade route between Ireland and Scandinavia. The route passed the Isle of Lewis.
The set received recent notoriety as it was features in the first Harry Potter movie.
This Isle of Lewis Chess Set is a fantastic gift from Ireland for the cultured collector to treasure.
This Chess Set is made from cold cast porcelain, i.e. a porcelain powder that is bonded so that they are both decorative and functional,which means they don’t break easily. O’Gowna was taught this process over twenty years ago by Royal Doulton master craftsmen.
As this Isle of Lewis Chess Set is handmade there may be slight visual variations, however, the same high quality of craftsmanship will apply to all sets.