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Jaques Staunton 'Four Inch" Chess Set

  • Antique Jaques Staunton Four Inch Chess Set
  • Antique Jaques Staunton Chess Set
  • Jaques Staunton 'Four Inch" Chess Set
  • Jaques Staunton 'Four Inch" Chess Set

A Weighted Jaques Staunton Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, circa 1875

the boxwood king stamped JAQUES LONDON in black, attractive figuring to the boxwood side, in a box with a green label: THE STAUNTON CHESS-MEN...Two Prize Medals Awarded, 1862...Howard Staunton's facsimile signature...JAQUES & SON, LONDON, an inset silver owner's monogram on the lid of the box

King: 9.8cm (just under 4 inches) high

Pawn: 5cm (just under 2 inches) high

Box: 20.5cm long, 15.6cm wide, 10cm high

Stock Reference: NG 1838

Reference: Sir Alan Fersht. "Jaques Staunton Chess Sets 1849-1939, A Collector's Guide", Kaissa Publications, page 5, figure 4.

Condition

Boxwood Side:

Attractive figuring and patina to the wood. Thin rim of Queen very slightly chipped, chip to Knight cross. Two pawns slightly warped. Otherwise excellent. All baizes match.

Ebony Side:

Chip to Queen crown. Otherwise excellent. All baizes match.

Box:

Inset with a late Victorian silver monogram on the lid. A few thin, hairline cracks to the lid. Green label in excellent, above-average condition, with very slight indenting and very minor staining. Otherwise excellent. No key.

 

A Note From Luke

Mid to late Victorian set from the famous firm of Jaques, London. The king comes in at just under 4 inches high. Signed; JAQUES LONDON. Has a decent weight to it. Interesting box with the owner's very typical late Victorian monogram inset into the wood in silver.

Immaculate Jaques green label.

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