Friday 5 November 2010

It's the perfect gift!

Give the feeling! 

Yes, the feeling you get from receiving a high quality gift is just great isn't it? And with so many different high quality luxury chess sets to choose from we have a collection to suit all  personalities and tastes. 

So, matching your theme chess pieces to that special person in your life couldn’t be easier and it’s great fun as well. 

Discover your favourite high quality themed chess sets now at CheckmateChessSets!

How our chess pieces are made

Here at CheckmateChessSets, we are only prepared to offer to our customers theme chess sets of the highest quality and craftsmanship. 

Each of the theme chess piece sets featured in our collection is derived from an original sculpture painstakingly crafted by a highly skilled craftsman. This original is then used to produce a master mould from which further moulds are created. It is into these moulds that a mixture of heavy ground marble or ground stone combined with a resin mixture is poured.

Once the sculpture has set it is then removed from the mould and either hand painted by skilled artisans to produce the decorated theme chess pieces or simply stained to produce the plain theme chess pieces. 

These beautiful theme chess pieces which are yours to own are the result of this process, a process which creates a product of both natural durability and, crucially, also of the right medium to create the most intricate and exquisite detailed sculptures. 

But we don''t want you just to take our word for it - thanks to our unique collection of high resolution close-up images you can see for yourself...right now!

Thursday 28 October 2010

Sherlock Holmes Chess

The subject of recent blockbuster action mystery films, the 4 novels and 56 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes  continue to capture the imagination.

Renowned for his powers of reasoning and deduction, Sherlock Homes first appeared in publised print in 1887. He was to become a national favourite and the stories featured in the Strand Magazine. When Conan Doyle eventually attempted to bring about his 'death' there was a national outcry resulting in the character returning in 1901 in the famous novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. The character is thought to have been inspired by Dr Joseph Bell who Conan Doyle had once worked for.

But what about the author? Born in Edinburgh, Conan Doyle studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and served briefly for a time as a ship's doctor. His writings about Sherlock Holmes began while he was waiting for patients at his medical practice and the fictional detective first appeared in A Study in Scarlet in 1887.

His crime fiction stories based around the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes were composed between 1880 and 1914. With the exception of just 4, they are narrated through the eyes of his companion Dr. John H. Watson, who is featured in our Sherlock Holmes Chess sets together with his landlady, Mrs Hudson.

At CheckmateChessSets we've pulled together for you no less than 6 great options of the classic Sherlock Holmes Chess set. Choose from hand decorated or plain versions.

Sherlock Holmes Chess

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Become the envy of your Friends, Family and Business Associates

After all, it's a high quality luxury themed chess piece set you've bought so bear in mind that it will be noticed!

Anyway, you'll be proud to show it to your friends, family and business associates. Enjoy explaining to them the background to each individual piece.

Just the feel in the hand of high quality weighted theme chess pieces is great in itself. It's unmistakable and, yes, it's definitely worth the extra investment!

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Alice In Wonderland Chess

The book's an all-time literary classic and the new 3D film version is a masterpiece - just awesome! So, here at CheckmateChessSets we've pulled together for you a selection of no less than 6 versions of the classic Alice in Wonderland Chess Set theme!

But what do we know of the author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson? Who? Yes, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) preferred to be known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll in his writings about Alice. The son of a country parson, the young Charles was educated at Rugby and Christ Church Oxford. Exceptionally gifted, the young Charles wrote poems and short stories from an early age and was to become an accomplished mathematician, logician and photographer.

His first and most successful commercial success was finally published in 1865 as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The sequel Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There was to follow in 1871.

The professional illustrator was Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914). Tenniel was a regular cartoonist and caricaturist in Punch and eventually knighted in 1893. Tenniel's illustrations were to become some of the most famous literary illustrations ever produced. It was Tenniel's early coloured illustrations of Alice featured her in a blue dress with a white pinafore which were to become both so endearing and enduring. Check out the individual product descriptions at CheckmateChessSets for those which have been specifically inspired by Tenniel's illustrations of Lewis Carroll's characters in his books about the adventures of Alice!

"Off with their heads!" is, of course, her most famous line from the Lewis Carroll story. So, now it's time for you to decide whether to take the side of the card from a pack of playing cards turned executioner or that of Alice? The choice is yours in our Alice v The Queen of Hearts option!

All of your 6 options here at CheckmateChessSets are genuine high quality Alice In Wonderland Chess Pieces and yet each possesses a slightly different style, its own unique twist, which distinguishes it from the others. Exceptionally sculpted and complete with finely tuned facial expressions. Hand painted exclusively for you or plain versions. They're all here at CheckmateChessSets

Find high quality Alice In Wonderland Chess Set products. If you are looking for high quality Alice In Wonderland Chess Pieces you have come to the right place. You will find great deals on our Alice In Wonderland Chess

Alice In Wonderland Hand Painted Theme Chess Set