Chess Pieces Material: Ebonized Boxwood & Natural Boxwood
Chess Pieces Dimensions:
King Height - 1.92" (49 mm) King Base - 1.14" (29 mm)Pawn Height -0.74" (19 mm) Pawn Base - 0.74" (19 mm)
You're getting: 32 pieces (No extra Queens included); Board is not includedWeight: Chess pieces weight is 410 grams approx. (14.46 oz) . The chess pieces are not felted and unweighted.Shipping: FedEx/DHL 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU*, INIndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More
Features: The reproduced 1923 bauhaus chess pieces offers a 1.92" King with a diameter of 1.14" and all chess pieces are unweighted. The chess pieces have no felt on their bases. The dark chess pieces are made after dyeing the boxwood with an organic black color and the lighter chess pieces are made of Boxwood.
History: This great minamilist chess piece was designed by Josef Hartwig, a sculptor in 1924. Mr. Hartwig, born in Munich in 1880, was a Bauhaus sculptor who designed two key Bauhaus pieces: a chess set design, also known as Bauhaus-Schachspiel in German, or Bauhaus chess in English and "Owl" or "Eule" in 1922. The Bauhaus aka Staatliches Bauhaus, was a German school of art where Josef Hartwig was a head of sculpture department from 1921-25.
In the year 1924, Hartwig designed a number of geometrical shaped abstract chess set which were famosuly called as Bauhaus Chess Set. This design of the chessmen are in the way that the pawn and rook which moves in straight line are represented by the square prisms, the bishop features diagonal lines since it moves diagonally, the knights are L shaped, the king has straight and diagonal element and the queen has the circle on the top, which may represents that it can move to any cornor in the board.
The Bauhaus chess sets were limited produced and were remained a luxury item sold in small numbers. chessbazaar brings the reproduction of the 1924 model of Bahuhas chess set in ebonized boxwood. The pieces are not felted and unweighted.Craftsmanship: Pieces are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces are impeccable. The spectacular knight is handcrafted by the best carvers of Amritsar.
Uniformity of pieces: The shapes of square pieces are cut to precision by band saw. Some of the elements of the peices like the circle on the Queens head are rounded by metal profile in the lathe machine.
These grandeur chess pieces are undoubtedly an excellent choice for decor, chess collection or for the artists who loves geometrical abstarct designs.
Chess Pieces Weight: 410 grams approx. (14.46 oz). The pieces are not felted and unweighted.
Package Includes : 32 Chessmen (No extra queens included). chess board Not included in this sale.
Disclaimer: Product color may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.
Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant.
Shipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Australia, Europe, and India the item will be shipped by FedEx/DHL expedited service and for Latin America, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world, it will be shipped by India Post Regd. Parcel. Delivery period may vary from 4-6 days for FedEx and 15-25 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or customs duty after your payment at chessbazaar.com. Know More
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