Marvels of grace, balance, beauty and simplicity... This is THE classic set that established a worldwide standard used since the mid-19th C. Study the King's crown and Queen's coronet, details of bishops and rooks, knights modeled after marble stallion heads from the Parthenon, on down to the diminutive pawn. Admire the simple, yet elegant contours. Well-weighted. Shaped to hold, to touch, to admire... To be gazed at in unwavering and total concentration.
Our production is a detailed replica of an original Bone set manufactured around 1850 by Jaques and purchased at a 1990s London auction. English chess master, Howard Saunton, promoted this set at the first international chess tournament in 1851. It's clearly distinguishable pieces soon became the competition standard known as the 'Staunton' set.
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Chess Board Included?
The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
Polyresin - Crushed Stone Resin that offers the feel and weighted of solid stone, but with the durability of plastic
Fitted Coffer Compatible?
Too Small for Coffer
3.25'' inch / 8.26 cm
King Base Diameter
1.375'' inch / 3.49 cm
Recommended Chess Board Size
1.875" inch / 4.8cm, 2.0" inch / 5.1cm
Median Set Weight
17.7 ounces (0.50 kg)
Total Number of Pieces
32 Chess Pieces
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World of chess
People have been playing chess for more than 1500 years. Invented in India in the 6th century CE, its earliest known form was called chaturanga.
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