"Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Lund Anglo-Indian Reproduction Luxury Bone Chessmen, these chess pieces are named after their original creator, master English craftsman Thomas Lund.
To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Lund Anglo-Indian Reproduction Luxury Bone Chess Pieces. This full Club-sized Chess set features a 4.75" King with a 1.5" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest camel bone. As with all of our Chessmen, the Lund Anglo-Indian Reproduction Luxury Bone Chess Pieces exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.
History of the Chess Pieces
India has a rich association with chess. The modern version of chess is linked to an earlier version called Shatranj that evolved in Indian from around the 6th century AD, which is thought to have been derived from an earlier game called Chaturanga. India had the materials and expert craftsmen needed to make fine objects and chess sets were a natural fit.
The British East Indian Company was setup in India in the early 1600s and by the later part of the 1700s they controlled much of India’s exports. A vast amount goods were created in India and exported to Europe (mostly Britain) to fulfill demand. The lower cost of skilled labor in India allowed the items to be priced competitively. The majority of their chess sets were created for, and targeted at, the export market where demand was strong. This affected the design and themes of the sets themselves, which were often very elaborately carved and turned. The majority of sets created in the 18th and 19th century were decorative playing sets carved and turned from ivory.
In order to compete in their own British marketplace against the flood of Indian-made chess sets using cheap Indian labor, many of the established English craftsmen turned to copying or modifying the more elaborate Indian chessmen designs that were being imported and adding features and embellishments of their own, such as distinctive Knight heads and rusticated pedestal Rooks. One of these English manufacturers was Thomas Lund. His workshop was located at 57 Cornhill, London. His sets were often stamped “ THOMAS LUND Maker 57 CORNHILL”. His son, William Lund, was located at 23-24 Fleet Street. Thomas Lund had several occupations, but one of them was the manufacture of chess sets from the early 1800's until his death in 1843. William Lund, Thomas' son, continued to make sets throughout the rest of the 19th century, and is one of the most well-known of the manufacturers. This particular style was most likely made by Thomas Lund.
THESE ARE ACTUAL HAND CARVED BONE CHESSMEN
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The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
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Included with Purchase
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Engraved Registered Plaque
- Individual Production Number
|Chess Board Included?||You Get to Select Your Own Chess Board|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|Fitted Coffer Compatible?||Too Small for Coffer|
|Weighting||No Additional Weighting|
|King Height||4.75'' inch / 12.07 cm|
|King Base Diameter||1.5'' inch / 3.81 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.25'' inch Squares / 5.7 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Total Set Weight||28 oz / 0.79 kg|
|Total Number of Chess Pieces||32 Chess Pieces|