Scali Alabastro Alabaster Stone Chess Set - Nero Agata
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 setmade?
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.
Size of Board
40cm x 40cm
Size of Square
4.4cm x 4.4cm
Height of King
Weight of King
Height of Board
Weight of Board
What's in the Box?
Thin baseboard, cushioned in polystyrene packaging for safe transport