Jaques Staunton ‘Four Inch’ Chess Set, 1915-20
A Jaques Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, circa 1915-20
both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON in red, the chessmen with green baizes to their undersides, in a mahogany box with central divide and green label (with coiled border): J. Jaques & Son Ltd, London, England and Howard Staunton’s facsimile signature (no key).
King: 9.9cm (4 inches) high
Pawn: 5.6cm high
Box: 22.1cm wide
Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, ‘Jaques & British Chess Company Chess Sets’, Kaissa Publications, 2010, for a similar green label with a coiled label, dated 1915-20, page 10.
Stock Reference: AS 2025
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Good. A nice example.
Nice shiny ‘toffee patination’. Slight lean to one white bishop. Green baizes (to the undersides) a bit worn to the edges. Otherwise, good.
Green baizes slightly worn. Otherwise, good.
Green label immaculate- with only a few very minor indentations. Top half of lock absent (please see photograph). Minor scuffs and scratches to the mahogany. Otherwise ‘Good’.
A Note From Luke
Lovely Jaques set, with the desirable 4 inch king. Antique Jaques sets, within the last year or so, are becoming scarce. Sets with the 4 inch and 4.5 inch kings are especially saught after. This set features the Jaques Green Label (with coiled border) dating from 1915-20.
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