Antique Bone Tournament Chessmen.
Offered here is a set of Antique Bone Tournament Chessmen manufactured around 1855. These vintage chessmen are natural and red-stained bone. The King stands 3.4″ tall with a 1.4″ diameter base. Typical for bone and ivory chessmen, the pieces do not have baize base pads. The chessmen are in excellent condition and are housed in a replacement mahogany slide-top box. These Staunton chess sets were likely produced in several sizes soon after the introduction of the Staunton pattern chessmen, although the maker remains unknown. The Knights are styled in the manner of Knights from the 1850s to1860s period and are superior in detail to many of the bone Staunton chess sets produced during the Victorian and early Edwardian periods. The chess pieces are in excellent condition for their age. There may be one or two very small hairline fissures typically found in older bone chess pieces. The chessmen play best on a chessboard with 2-1/4″ squares. The antique Junghans chess timer and the antique chessboard shown in the images are not included in this offering, but a suitable chessboard can be found elsewhere on this site.