Jaques Staunton 'Four Inch' Chess Set, 1920s-30s

S/N:AS 1847

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Jaques Staunton 'Four Inch' Chess Set, 1920s-30s

A Jaques Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, Late 1920s-30s

both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON in red around the rim of the bases, in a hinged mahogany box with a green label: GENUINE Staunton Chessmen...Howard Staunton's facsimile signature...J. JAQUES & SON, LTD., LONDON, ENGLAND

King: 10cm (just under 4 inches high)

Pawn: 5.4cm high

Box: 21cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1847

Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, page 11, figure 8 for an identical green label



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Luke Honey is a dealer in unusual decorative antiques, furniture, pictures, posters and works of art- with an enthusiasm for the "Gentleman's Library" or quirky "English Country House" look. As a former specialist at both Phillips and Bonhams, Luke has had over twenty years experience selling antique games and is considered a leading authority on old backgammon boards, antique chess sets and chess boards, gambling and racing antiques and mah jong.

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