Jaques Staunton 'Four Inch" Chess Set
A Weighted Jaques Staunton Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, circa 1875
the boxwood king stamped JAQUES LONDON in black, attractive figuring to the boxwood side, in a box with a green label: THE STAUNTON CHESS-MEN...Two Prize Medals Awarded, 1862...Howard Staunton's facsimile signature...JAQUES & SON, LONDON, an inset silver owner's monogram on the lid of the box
King: 9.8cm (just under 4 inches) high
Pawn: 5cm (just under 2 inches) high
Box: 20.5cm long, 15.6cm wide, 10cm high
Stock Reference: NG 1838
Reference: Sir Alan Fersht. "Jaques Staunton Chess Sets 1849-1939, A Collector's Guide", Kaissa Publications, page 5, figure 4.
Attractive figuring and patina to the wood. Thin rim of Queen very slightly chipped, chip to Knight cross. Two pawns slightly warped. Otherwise excellent. All baizes match.
Chip to Queen crown. Otherwise excellent. All baizes match.
Inset with a late Victorian silver monogram on the lid. A few thin, hairline cracks to the lid. Green label in excellent, above-average condition, with very slight indenting and very minor staining. Otherwise excellent. No key.
A Note From Luke
Mid to late Victorian set from the famous firm of Jaques, London. The king comes in at just under 4 inches high. Signed; JAQUES LONDON. Has a decent weight to it. Interesting box with the owner's very typical late Victorian monogram inset into the wood in silver.
Immaculate Jaques green label.
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