What makes these chess pieces unique?
Renaissance Luxury Chess Pieces
Chess Set Description: Luxury Renaissance Metal chessmen set from italfama of Italy.
Chess Pieces: Metal and bronze with great attention to detail.
These luxury chess pieces would make a great addition to a chess collector’s game room; since they are metal they are naturally weighted.
What are the dimensions?
Chess King Size: 5.5”. King Base Width: 1.5”.
What the heck is the king base width? It is the diameter of the base of the king (the bottom of the king piece). This measurement is important when selecting the right chess board square size for the chess pieces that will be playing on it.
What are some of the unique selling features of this product?
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Who is italfama?
ITALFAMA was founded in 1976 for over 40 years they have been a leading global manufacturer of artistic and professional chess pieces and chess boards.
The Renaissance Era
The Renaissance was an era in Europe, from the 14th to the 17th century that was referred to as a cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It all started in Florence Italy as a cultural movement which was referred to as the late medieval period (yes we have Medieval Times Chess Sets as well) and then spread to the rest of Europe. This time would eventually usher in the Early Modern Age.
It has been debated for some time why the Renaissance era started in Florence and somewhere else in Italy. Some scholars suggested it was the unique features of the culture that cause the movement.
The Medici a banking family played a major role in stimulating and patronizing the arts, Lorenzo Medici had an enormous influence in encouraging his fellow countrymen to commission works from leading artist of the time that included the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and many others.
Others argued Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance by pure luck because some of the great men of the time were born there, like da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli.
Still others argued that such chance seems unlikely, other historians have stated that these so called "Great Men" were only able to rise to the high of their popularity because of the prevailing cultural conditions at that time.