18 Supercast New Lewis 1 + 2 Chess Set Latex Rubber Moulds Molds Moulds
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18 Supercast New Lewis 1 + 2 Chess Set Latex Rubber Moulds Molds Moulds:
9 Lewis 1 latex Chess moulds + 9 Lewis 2 Chess moulds.
These are genuine original SUPERCAST / EUROPACRAFTS latex moulds as previously supplied to the British Museum and New York Museum and have been recently professionally factory manufactured BEWARE of inferior smaller counterfeit copies.
The most interesting and important of all early chess pieces are those which have become known as the "lewis chessmen" The original pieces were found in 1831 in an underground chamber on the Isle Of Lewis.
The moulds are very highly detailed with the King 9cm in height.
The 18 latex moulds consist of
1 of each KING, QUEEN, BISHOP, KNIGHT, CASTLE and 4 PAWNS for Lewis 1
& 1 of each KING, QUEEN, BISHOP, KNIGHT, CASTLE and 4 Pawns for Lewis 2
Requires 3kg of plaster (not included but available please see my other listings) or resin to make a full 32 piece set.
The differences are as follows,
Lewis 1 King has a beard and Lewis no2 has no beard and is bulkier.
Lewis 1 Queen is holding a horn and has 4 points on her Crown. Lewis 2 Queen is holding her other elbow up and has 5 points to her Crown.
Lewis 1 Bishop is holding his right fingers up and has a very ornate back. Lewis 2 Bishop is holding a book in his left hand and has a plain back.
Lewis 1 Knight has a pointed helmet while Lewis 2 Knight has a rounded helmet.
Lewis 1 Rook has an open bladed sword while Lewis 2 Rook has a closed flat to the chest sword.
Lewis 1 Pawn is like a tombstone while Lewis 2 Pawn is Octagonal.
The approx. base size of each piece is as follows,
Lewis No 1 King......47mm x 30mmLewis No 1 Queen..40mm x 30mmLewis No 1 Bishop..40mm x 35mmLewis No 1 Knight...45mm x 25mmLewis No 1 Rook.....35mm x 28mmLewis No 1 Pawn....22mm x 15mm
Lewis No 2 King......48mm x 35mmLewis No 2 Queen...40mm x 30mmLewis No 2 Bishop...40mm x 30mmLewis No 2 Knight....45mm x 32mmLewis No 2 Rook.....40mm x 25mmLewis No 2 Pawn....25mm dia
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