British Chess Company Staunton Set No. 1S
A Staunton weighted boxwood and ebony chess set No. 1 S (“Superior”) by the British Chess Company, late 19th century, knights cast from “Xylonite", red crown on the black knight base, red crown on the black rook top, chessmen with pea-green baizes to the undersides, the king 4.3 inches (11.2cm high), the pawn 2.3” inches (5.7cm high), in a rosewood box lined in pea-green felt, the white paper label: “The Staunton Chessmen...No. 1S (handwritten in ink) ... manufactured by The British Chess Company...Stroud....(Glos.).
Stock Reference: MC 1361
Reference: Sir Alan Fersht: “Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets”, Kaissa Publications, 2010; Mick Deasey & Guy Lyons: “The British Chess Company, Stroud and London”, CD-Rom.
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