Named for the Hadrian the Roman Emperor from 117 to 138. Hadrian re-built the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma and is also known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Roman Britain. Hadrian was know as a great military administrator.
The knight has a bridle and reigns and finely carved features including ears, eyes, mane, and mouth. The king is 4.4" tall and features an ornate finial that is unique from any other chess set in our collection. The lathe work is extraordinary with compound collars and eloquent lines turned into the base. Even the rook stands out as an extraordinary piece with its' unique parapet and crenelations. The pawns are extra-large making them easy to handle during the game.
Pieces are heavily weighted and have green baize pads for a soft and cushioned feel on the chess board. The Ebony is polished to a beautiful luster as is the light amber color boxwood. Whether you are a collector or you or simply looking for a special chess set for your chess games that is out of the ordinary, you will love this set!
Ebony & Boxwood
Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
King Height: 4.4"
King Base: 1.875"
King Weight: 4.2 oz.
Chess Set Weight: 88 oz.
2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
Green Baize Cloth Pads
Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.375" - 2.5" Squares (chessboard is not included)
All the pieces are breathtaking I recommend this set to anyone collector or not I will use this set but take great care. Awesome set class A all the way. This set is a treasure! The pieces just blow you away with their beauty and elegance and realismrichard webb
1st Feb 2016
beautiful set all the way
Beautiful set pieces all look wonderful I was blown away by their beauty. Also impressed by the box they came in to protect them. A set this nice deserves great respect I plan on taking great care of the set. This set is A plus all the way I recommend this set to anyone collector or to use as a set to play with. I will defenitly play with this set. Thanx a million chess store this set is a treasure!Unknown
1st Feb 2016