"Not all artists are Chess players, but all Chess players are artists"

Marcel Duchamp

About Littlehand

Littlehand grew from the imagination and enthusiasm of Steve Timms. Steve combined his interest in chess and military history to design chess sets that accurately depict battles in history.

He wanted the sets to be of the highest quality and elected to have the sets cast in bronze. He felt that this unique material would give the pieces the standard that he sought.

Model maker Tim Simmons who is an accomplished artist with an established reputation modelled the pieces. Tim worked alongside Steve to translate his designs and ideas into the figures used in the final casting.

Anglo-Zulu War Chess Set

Littlehand is proud to present this hand crafted, limited edition, bronze chess set, which depicts two battles of the Anglo Zulu War that took place on the same day, Wednesday 22th January 1879. They were the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

The set was conceived and designed by Steve Timms, who’s personal enthusiasm for chess, military history, and in particular the Anglo Zulu War, inspired him to create this magnificent chess set.

The set was modelled with expert care by the exceptionally gifted, fine art, model maker, Tim Simmons, who described the process of modelling each piece, ”as a labour of love”, as he also has an interest in that unique period in history.

Battle of Gettysburg Chess Set

Littlehand is proud to present this hand crafted, limited edition, bronze chess set, which depicts the battle of gettysburg.

The set was conceived and designed by Steve Timms, who’s personal enthusiasm for chess, military history, and in particular the Anglo Zulu War, inspired him to create this magnificent chess set.

The set was modeled with expert care by the exceptionally gifted, fine art, model maker, Tim Simmons, who described the process of modeling each piece, ”as a labor of love”, as he also has an interest in that unique period in history.