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Jaques Staunton Chess Set/Sarcophagus, 1920s

  • Jaques Sarcophagus Box
  • Jaques Staunton Chess Set/Sarcophagus, 1920s
  • Jaques Staunton Chess Set/Sarcophagus, 1920s
  • Jaques Staunton Chess Set/Sarcophagus, 1920s

A Jaques Staunton Ivory Chess Set in a Green Leather Sarcophagus Box of Large Size, 1920s-1930s

one side stained red, the other side left naural, the white king stamped JAQUES LONDON on the underside of the base, the remaining pieces with green baizes added at a later date, in a green leather and gilt tooled sarcophagus box of large size, the interior lined with green velvet, with a 1920s-30s green label to the underside of the base: J. JAQUES & SON LTD., LONDON ENGLAND, on the lid in gilt: THE “STAUNTON CHESSMEN” with the initials K. P. F

King: 9.8cm high

Pawn: 5.1cm high

Box: 22cm wide, 16.6cm wide, 15cm high

Provenance: Private Chess Collection

Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Company Chess Sets, page 11, figure 8

Stock Reference: PJ 1661

 

Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

Condition

White Side:

Chip to rim of white king, minor hairline crack to rook, Otherwise ‘excellent’.

Red Side:

Some rubbing and wear to red stain. Otherwise ‘Very Good”.

Casket:

Green slightly faded, some scuffs and minor scratches. Lid detached. Green felt interior excellent. Green label very good, with loss to one corner.

A Note From Luke

The famous Staunton pattern was invented by Nathaniel Cooke and first patented with Jaques in 1849. The chess grandmaster, Howard Staunton, endorsed the new pattern, and Jaques labels bear his signature- or facsimile signature in later sets.

The Jaques green sarcophagus box is modelled after a Neo-Grecian casket, and is genuinely rare. It bears Howard Staunton’s signature in gilt, and imitation Gothic carrying handles in gilt to the sides.

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Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this chess set contains elephant ivory dating from pre 3 March 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States. Please contact me if you need further information.

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