CHARLEMAGNE, KING OF CAROLINGIANS VS THE MOORS OF SPAIN (778) – This one of the Most PRECIOUS (AND Expensive) Chess sets in the World!
This chessboard complete with table and stools (Table, chessmen, two stools) is certainly one of the most fascinating and beautiful in the world. Each piece is particular, created with the lost wax technique and hand finished by artists who create the excellence of handcrafted products. This Emperor Charlemagne chessboard is certainly a rare piece that few can show off in their homes. It is not just about luxury but about fine taste and class. With this chess board you don’t play chess but you go back in time to epic battles that will make you feel like a king. And it is therefore no coincidence that the King of the Pop Michael Jackson owned one of this Charlemagne Chess set by Benzoni in his home. This beautiful, luxury and precious Italian chess set allow you to feel the pleasure of being a King too, order it now!
Code: K843CM+K943TAV+943ST (x2)
Unique Luxury Chess Set, made in Bronze By lost wax process, finished using Real Gold 24 Karat and Silver. Each piece signed by the Sculptor Piero Benzoni. Chess Table made in Onyx and marble with the structure in bronze, Made in Italy
KING: ht Cm 22 – SQUARE: Cm 10 – TABLE: Cm 130×83 – ht Cm 60 – STOOLS: Cm 33 x 33 x 50
Relive deed of Charlemagne or Charles the Great German: Karl der Groe, Italian: Carlo Magno/Carlomagno; 2 April 742 – 28 January 814).
He was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and Holy Roman Emperor from 800. He united much of western and central Europe during the Early Middle Ages. He was the first recognized emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state that Charlemagne founded is called the Carolingian Empire. He was later canonized by Paschal III, whom Roman Catholics regard as an antipope Paschal III.
Charlemagne was a model knight as one of the Nine Worthies? who enjoyed an important legacy in European culture. One of the great medieval literary cycles, the Charlemagne cycle or the Matter of France, centres on his deeds the Emperor with the Flowing Beard of Roland fame and his historical commander of the border with?Brittany, Roland, and the 12 paladins. These are analogous to, and inspired the myth of, the Knights of the Round Table of King Arthur’s court. Their tales constitute the first chansons de geste.
Piero Benzoni was born nearby Melegnano, a little town in Lombardy, southern of Milan, here he lives and works. He was one of the best silver craft master of sculpture jewels in Italy and world.
Piero was a peasant’s son he did not like to till in the country, but he was dreaming to become a great violinist
But the after-war period, the poverty of his family, obliged him to begin working very early.
At only 14 he decided to work, he went in Milan in the field of art craft: a Master was born!?Thus as teen-ager he began his apprenticeship in the best silverware manufacturing laboratories.
Around his 20 Piero Benzoni was already an excellent maker of object shapes (amphorae, tankards, trays)
which were then hand – chiseled with the old and perfect technique of pitch and burin, and He began to create.
The first were models of handles for jugs and coffee sets, little angels and chandeliers. Gradually the passion for statuettes
took place and in 1966 he founded his own company in Melegnano. In 1976 Piero Benzoni started new line that he called “Art Bronzes” realizing beautiful wax models of chess-sets in ancient costume, representing different historical ages, as well-known characters on horseback in ancient uniform, clocks, knights and soldiers.
Piero Benzoni, using the “lost wax” technique, obtains statues in bronze or bold silver then he chisels them to perfection. The figures are completely finished by hand, while the single details are 24k gold plated by means of galvanic baths. Each figure is signed “Piero Benzoni”. Then they became the chess set that you can admire and buy in our store, the Benzoni Chess Sets.