Jaques Chess Board, circa 1940
A Folding Leather and GIlt-Tooled Chess Board, by John Jaques & Son Ltd., circa 1940
the alternate chess squares in black and cream, stamped in gilt: JOHN JAQUES & SON LTD., GAMES MANUFACTURERS, LONDON., with gilt-tooled and 'scumbled' borders, the reverse with a 'scumbled' finish
Size: 39cm x 38cm (when open flat)
Chess Squares: 4cm wide
Stock Reference: MJ 1971
Reference: See Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa Publications, 2010, page 11 for a 'post 1943' Jaques Green label, with 'John Jaques & Son Ltd'., as opposed to the earlier 'J. Jaques & Son Ltd.'
Some rubbing to the surface near one corner. A few minor marks and the inevitable scuffs. Hinges good.
A Note From Luke
Jaques folding leather mounted chess board, dating from the 1940s.
See Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa Publications, 2010, page 11 for a 'post 1943' Jaques Green label, with 'John Jaques & Son Ltd'., as opposed to the earlier 'J. Jaques & Son Ltd.'
The Jaques London factory was destroyed during the Blitz of 1942.
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