Anglo-Indian Staunton Chess Set, 19th Century
An Anglo-Indian Export 'Staunton Pattern’ Chess Set, Late 19th Century
the bone chessmen stained red and left natural, in a 20th century wooden box with a hinged lid
King: 8.4cm high
Pawn: 4.1cm high
Box: 26.5cm wide
Stock Reference: MJ 2023
Bovine stratification marks visible. Some rubbing to the red stain. Surface slightly grubby in places. Otherwise ‘good’.
A Note From Luke
The English ‘Staunton’ pattern was designed in 1849. This set is, most likely, a late 19th century colonial variant, made for export to the United Kingdom. The useful box dates from the mid 20th century.
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