The Carrara Chess-men

The Carrara Chess-men Introduction Figure 2 The Staunton chessmen design was registered on 30 March, 1849, by Nathaniel Cooke and first offered to the public for sale in September of that year. It is well known that Jaques was the exclusive producer of the Staunton chessmen and that these chessmen were made in Boxwood and Ebony as well as “the finest African Ivory”. But did Jaques also “produce” the Staunton chessmen in Wedgwood Carrara or in Boxwood and Rosewood? The Jaques Carrara Chessmen There is ample evidence that Jaques advertised…

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