Vasari Waterloo Chess Set.
A Vasari Waterloo chess set, bronze, adorned in silver and 24K gold created by Giuseppe Vasari. The Rook stands 5-1/4” tall. The chessboard is not included.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition: an Anglo-led Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prince of Wahlstatt. More detailed information on the Battle of Waterloo can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo
“La bottega del Vasari” was found by Gianni Inclimona, an artist who traces his ancestry to the renowned 16th Century Italian Renaissance Artist and Architect. La Bottega del Vasari is known the world over. Gianni Inclimona, called il “VASARI,” began his craft in Milano 25 years ago. He began reproducing armies and battles of the past and than started making them into Chess Sets faithful to historic battles. These Chess Sets are produced in bronze, hand chiseled, finished with Gold and Silver. All work is carried out directly by Gianni Inclimona who continues to use old traditional methods. For this reason only a few of these special artistic Chess Sets are produced each year.