Lot #818. Antique Bone Staunton Chess Set, Tournament Size

$795.00

A set of Tournament Size Bone Staunton Chessmen, natural and red-stained. 3.4″ King, 1.4″ base. Housed in ins otiginal Mahogany slide-top box bearing the inscription: To: Oscar M. Shipstone from: Aunt and Cousin Haller, 11th May 1909.

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Tournament Size Bone Staunton Chessmen

Antique Tournament Size Bone Staunton Chessmen

Offered here is a complete set of Tournament Size Bone Staunton Chessmen. These vintage chessmen are natural and red-stained bone. The King stands 3.4″ tall with a 1.4″ diameter base. Unlike typical for bone and ivory chessmen, the pieces rest atop green baize base pads. These Bone Staunton Chessmen are in like-new condition and is housed in what appears to be its original wooden slide-top box. On the underside of the box, there is this inscription: To: Oscar M. Shipstone from: Aunt and Cousin Haller, 11th May 1909. The chessmen play best on a chessboard with 2-1/8″ or 2-1/4″ squares. For our extensive selection of new and antique chessboards and chess timers, check here

Bone Staunton chessmen were produced in several sizes. Both Richard Whitty B & Company produced similar sets starting around 1880 or a bit earlier, but the maker of this set is not known.  The Knights are styled much like Knights found in the better Staunton chess sets. The chessmen are in superb condition and the red stain is still vibrant. Very little is known about all the makers who offered these style bone chessmen but, assuming the inscription is authentic, this set dates to 1909.

Additional information

Weight5 lbs
Dimensions12 × 10 × 10 in

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