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Brass & Metal Themed Chess Sets

Welcome to our selection of some of the world's most beautiful and exquisite Brass & Metal Themed Chess Setsby Manopoulos of Athens, Greece.Metal Chess Sets

Inspired by Greek history and mythology, the incredibly detailed Manopoulos themed chess sets are brought to life for you in our unique collection of close-up images here at CheckmateChessSets.

The discerning collector will instantly recognise the skill and expertise inherent in the creation of these high quality themed chess pieces. Don't miss your chance to own a portion of Greek history.

Manufactured in Greece since 1970, themed chess sets from the Manopoulos collection - an essential for the serious collector - are gracing homes and offices around the world.


Discus Thrower

by Manopoulos of Athens, Greece

King Height: 6.5cm

Materials: Heavy weighted gold and silver coloured; handmade from zinc alloy; brass and nickel plated; lacquered to create both a luxurious feel and prevent tarnishing

Discus Thrower Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos

Inspired by the famous diskobolos (or 'discus thrower') bronze statue created by the Athenian sculptor Myron, it is the pawn which provides the theme for this themed chess set. Although the original sculpture, dating back to c. 460 BC, has not survived, the original idea has been preserved through marble Roman copies and the Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome now houses the Lancellotti and Castel Porziano Discus Throwers. Originally a product of the Classical Period, the intensely focussed and emotionless facial expression contrasts sharply with...Click here to view product & close-up images

£129.95


Greek Mythology

by Manopoulos of Athens, Greece

King Height: 6.5cm

Materials: Heavy weighted gold and silver coloured; handmade from zinc alloy; brass and nickel plated; lacquered to create both a luxurious feel and prevent tarnishing.

Poseidon Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos

A spectacular themed chess set based around the Greek mythological figure of Poseidon! Poseidon, the characteristically bearded 'God of the Sea' carrying his Trident, is the King - ready to strike the ground at any moment to create earthquakes, floods and drownings! The famous statue of Poseidon discovered on the Island of Melos, originally created there c.130 BC, provides the perfect anchor for this exquisitely detailed themed chess set. Athena, the goddess of wisdom, war, and household crafts (textiles and spinning) and from whom the great city of Athens takes its name, is the Queen. This themed chess piece is based on...Click here to view product & close-up images

£129.95


Labours of Hercules

by Manopoulos of Athens, Greece

King Height: 5.8cm

Materials: Heavy weighted gold and silver coloured; handmade from zinc alloy; brass and nickel plated; lacquered to create both a luxurious feel and prevent tarnishing

Discus Thrower Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos

The legend Hercules, represented by the pawn, was the greatest hero of mythology. He is often depicted wearing the lion skin from his first labor. Click here to view product & close-up images

£129.95

 
 
 

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