Jaques Staunton Four Inch Chess Set, 1890-95
A Jaques Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, circa 1890-95
both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON on the rim of the bases, the chessmen with green baizes to the undersides, in a mahogany box lined with green baize and green label: THE STAUNTON CHESSMEN... Howard Staunton's facsimile signature... JAQUES & SON, LONDON (no key)
King: 10.1cm (4 inches) high
Pawn: 5.4cm high
Box: 20.6m wide, 9.7cm high, 5.6cm deep
Reference: Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa Publications, 2010, page 9 for a similar 1890-95 green label 'no hyphen in chessmen, both kings stamped...'
Stock Reference: AS 1969
Illustrated with chess board (AS 1968). Please note that the chess board is being sold separately. Please press this link to view it.
Nice honeyed toffee colour and polish. Two chips to top of Queen crown. Some surface dirt and natural flaws to the wood.
Hairline crack to Queen, and very faint hairline crack to black rook. Hairline crack to black pawn and knight.
Green label 'Very Good', with a few scuffs and a bit of surface dirt. A few age scuffs and marks. Dovetail join slightly loose to the front left.
A Note From Luke
Handsome Jaques Staunton with a Four Inch king, a size now becoming increasingly harder to find. Nice weight, polish and honeyed toffee colour.
Please note that the illustration shows the set on a board which is being sold separately.
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