Jaques Staunton Chess Set, circa 1855-70
A Jaques Staunton Unweighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, circa 1855-70
the white king stamped JAQUES LONDON on the rim of the base, knights with flat ears, upraised comb and undrilled eyes, the chessmen with green baize to the undersides, in a hinged oblong mahogany box, with two metal clasps to the front, the interior lined in green baize
Knight: 8.5cm (3.5 inches high)
Pawn: 4.6cm high
Box: 33cm wide, 12.5cm wide, 7.5cm high.
Stock Reference: MJ 1961
Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, 2010, page 14, figure 1: note the similarity of the knights to the two knights illustrated in the book, both dated by Fersht to 1855-70.
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Good. Slight surface dirt on the boxwood side, flaw to white king top, and further small natural flaw to base of one white knight, neat repair to collar of one white pawn. Box: 'Very Good".
A Note From Luke
A nice example of an antique 19th century Jaques Staunton chess set in a non-related, non-Jaques (but antique) box.
Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, 2010, page 14, figure 1: note the similarity of the knights to the two knights illustrated, both dated by Fersht to 1855-70.
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