"Napoleon" Zamak Chess Set
Finely engraved and hand painted chess pieces depicting Napoleonic characters, made of zamak metal, an alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium, copper
Chess is one of the oldest strategy games in the world. It takes place on a square board called chessboard made up of 64 squares of two alternating colors, on which each player has 16 pieces: a king, a queen, two bishops, two knights, two rooks and eight pawns; The goal of the game is to checkmate, that is to capture the opponent's king. Born in India around the sixth century, chess arrived in Europe around the year 1000, reached a modern form in the fifteenth century in Italy and Spain, while today's regulation was consolidated in the nineteenth century.
King Height 8,2 cm.
Italfama chess pieces are highly appreciated by the collector of the sector, but above all they are a gift item and a refined piece of furniture. To create the Italfama chessboards, precious materials are carefully chosen, like elm and walnut briar wood, semiprecious stones like onyx, Carrara marble and malachite, while the chess pieces were fashioned with the use of many metals, including solid brass and bronze, in various finishes that span from classic satin to refined gold and silver.
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