The Pirates Vs Navy Hand Painted Chess Set

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  • 3.25 inch king.
  • Superb detailing.
  • Pieces presented in gift packing.
  • 15.75 inch Walnut and Maple board.

THE CHESSMEN

These handcrafted chess pieces from Italfama in Italy are made with crushed stone composite, showcasing exquisite details and artistry. From the British Infantry pawns to the higher-ranking officers and pirates depicted as bishops and knights, each piece is unique and beautifully crafted. The Pirate King, complete with his peg leg and eye patch, exudes a romantic charm, while his naval counterpart is dressed in a traditional uniform with a fashionable wig and eyeglass. However, the most striking pieces in this set are the rooks, with detailed hulls and billowing sails that make them true ornaments. Each mast bears the UK standard or the iconic Jolly Roger, adding to the overall charm and sophistication of this themed chess set. The exquisite hand-painted pieces have been expertly paired with a luxurious 15.75 inch chess board made from the finest walnut and maple wood from Spain. Whether chosen with or without the board, this Pirates vs Navy themed set is a covetable item, perfect for any devoted chess player or fan of the ocean-adventure classic, Pirates of the Caribbean.

THE HISTORY

The 14th Century BC saw the earliest recorded instances of piracy through the attacks of Sea People on Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations. However, the Caribbean experienced a "classic" era of piracy from 1650 to the mid 1720s, coinciding with the rise of colonial empires under England, France, and the United Provinces. The increase in trade and economic prosperity in these developing colonies led to a surge in maritime transactions, attracting both legitimate profits and illicit gains. While French pirates (also known as buccaneers) initially lived as hunters in Northern Hispaniola in 1625, they eventually turned to full-time piracy as a response to Spanish efforts to eradicate their way of life and livelihood.
The pirates turned their attention to the island of Tortuga, a strategically fortified land that restricted their resources and incited a surge in their plundering. This surge was further fueled by the English takeover of Jamaica in 1655. The initial English Governors on the island issued "letters of marque," a governmental authorization, to seize and take enemy vessels to be tried in naval courts. With the emergence of Port Royal, the pirates found a much more lucrative and desirable location to trade their loot.

Includes:

  • 1 chess board
  • 32 chessmen
  • 1 rules booklet
  • Two year warranty

Specification:

King Height 3.25 inches
King Base Diameter 1 inches
King Weight 26 grams
Pawn Height 2.75 inches
Pawn Weight 20 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1 inches
Weight 2.5 kg
Materials Crushed stone resin, Maple, Walnut
Style Themed
Number of Queens 2
Board Size 15.75 inches
Board Thickness 0.6 inches
Square Size 1.75 inches