British Chess Company “Royal Chessmen” No. 3
A “Royal Chessmen No. 3” Staunton Pattern chess set by the British Chess Company, circa 1891, one side in boxwood, the other side in ebony, Xylonite knights, with green baizes to the underside (distressed), the king 9.5cm (3 3/4 inches) high, the pawn 5.2cm (2 inches) high, in a pine box with a sliding lid and label to one side: THE ROYAL CHESSMEN No....For Suitable Board see Price List...Sole Manufacturers...The British Chess Compy....Stroud, Glos.”, with a further pressed stamp to the side of the box: BRITISH CHESS CO...STROUD...GLOS, 15.5cm wide, 20.5cm long, 10cm high. Rare.
Stock Reference Number: MC 1362
Provenance: Private Collection
Reference: Guy Lyons and Mike Deasey: The British Chess Company, Stroud & London, CD Rom; Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, pp 46-52.
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