Blending the game of chess with art, Manopoulos brings to life European empires and Greek mythologies on the chess board with a collection of beautiful chess sets. Handcrafted by the skilled artisans at Manopoulos in Athens Greece, this special chess set is based on one of the most famous hero's in Greek Mythology - Hercules. This complete chess set package includes The Labors of Hercules chess pieces, brass chess board, and an attractive wood case that holds both the chess pieces and board. Each piece is wonderfully designed and sculpted with fine detail to capture the essence of the characters portrayed in this chess set. The pieces are die cast solid zinc with brass and nickel plating that gives the pieces a shiny gold and silver look. The final step is a varnish finish to protect the pieces from ever tarnishing.
The chess board is made from a sheet of brass with each square delineated by a raised edge. The frame and black squares are painted a deep multicolor sapphire blue that looks absolutely stunning. Be sure to watch the video to see how it's done. The board is protected with a lustrous varnish that both protects and enhances the colors of the board. The chess board measures 17" overall with 1.75" squares. The wood case is perfect for storing the pieces and board. A foam tray at the bottom has individual compartments for safely storing each piece while the chess board sits on top. But you'll probably want to leave this beautiful piece of art out and displayed in your home. Whether you are buying this for yourself or a gift for someone special, you or they will be thrilled with this special chess set from Greece!
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