The Zagreb Chess Pieces common called the Zagreb 1959 Series after the world championship tournament held in Zagreb, Croatia in the year 1959. This particular design of chess pieces stands out significantly in comparison to other staunton chess pieces. In particular the top portion of the 3 main pieces, king, queen and bishop holding the opposition colour. The knight quite visible, well carved with strokes across it’s vertebrae and almost bowing downwards. This particular piece almost shows a design relating to other Russian chess piece designs. These Pieces are carefully handicrafted by skilled artisans based in Amritsar India. Each Pieces has been carved from blocks of specified wood to satisfy the details and designs of each particular chess piece.
We also include a perfect Rootwood chess pieces box with a silver metal clasp. The chess box comes in a wonderful colour and shape, each box comes a velvet felt on the base. A very heavy duty box able to contain chess pieces of up-to 3.75″ comfortably. The box is crafted in a way to comfort the pieces with a black velvet felt as the inner lining. Both sides of the box crafted with silver hinges on the upper corners carefully sunk into the wood and preventing the lid folding beyond the right angle.
- Chess Pieces Sheesham: 16
- Chess Pieces Boxwood: 16
- King Height: 8.9 cm(3.50″), King Base: 1.3 cm(1.3″) King Weight: 44 g
- Pawn Height: 4.3 cm(1.7″), Pawn Base: 2.5 cm(1″), Pawn Weight: 16 g.
- Storage Box Size: 24 cm x 15.2 cm x 8.3 cm.
- Suitable Board Square Size: 5 cm to 5.5 cm
- 2 KG