Scali Alabastro Alabaster Stone Chess Set - Nero Agata

The Basics  

  • Carved from Alabaster Stone  formed in the territory of Volterra (a walled mountaintop town) during the Miocene period
  • Made in Tuscany, Italy
  • Pieces are Black and Brown
  • Pieces come with felt that can be attached to the bottom of the pieces if desired


How is the set made?

After being sourced from the quarry, the Scali Alabastro craftsman, using a band saw, cut from raw alabaster the stone needed for each of the board squares, and place it in a vat with the colour dye for that board. The stone is left there for about twenty days until the colour is fully absorbed into the stone. When the squares are ready, they are dried and then, using a special stone glue, they are put together by hand and set. 

When ready, any excess glue is removed and final checks on the unfinished board and pieces are done, weeding out any imperfections and making certain each piece and surface is perfectly smooth. When everything is cleared, a gloss varnish is applied to the board and pieces.

Each chess piece is cut and crafted by an expert craftsman using his hands, a lathe and some special tools. 

 

Dimensions

Size of Board

40cm x 40cm

Size of Square

4.4cm x 4.4cm

Height of King

7.7cm

Weight of King

52g

Height of Board

1.2cm

Weight of Board

4.3kg

Item Code

14K24

     

    What's in the Box?

    • Thin baseboard, cushioned in polystyrene packaging for safe transport
    • 32 game pieces

     

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