French Faience Antique Chess Set

Lot #22. French Faience Antique Chess Set

French Faience Antique Chess Set.

This is an original French Faience Antique Chess Set porcelain antique chess set with its accompanying faience chessboard tray. This set is made of faience, a fine form of glazed pottery, in Rouen, in the early 20th century. Rouen made a number of chess sets primarily for export to England. Then called “Saint George sets,” they are known now as the Régence style. One side is predominantly blue and white, the other side predominantly brown and white, together with its faience chess board/tray, similarly decorated, with the maker’s mark to the underside. The fleur-de-lis is repeated as a decorative leitmotif throughout the arabesque design. The king stands 4-1/2” Tall, the board 20-5/8” x 16-1/2”.

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