"Calvert Early" pattern ivory chess set

 
     
     
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Fine quality carved and turned early-to-mid 19th century English playing set, in a pattern attributed to John Calvert. Although sets of this type were indeed made by John Calvert, and this set came in a stamped Calvert box, my opinion (based especially on the knights) is that this set was produced by William Lund, another famous 19th century Victorian chess manufacturer.

Click here to see how it looks on an antique Killarney board, circa 1850.

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