Jaques 5.25" Antique Ivory Staunton Chess Set

 
     
     
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This custom-made Jaques ivory set is considered by one of the world's top Jaques experts to have likely been Howard Staunton's own set. The set is immense - King size 5.25". If the attribution is correct, then this set is circa 1855.

After careful study, my opinion of this set has evolved. Absent any tangible evidence, I am skeptical of any direct linkage to Howard Staunton. The dating of the set is also debatable, as is the attribution to Jaques, in spite of the King's stamp.

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