The Cambridge University Chess Club Board: A good and presumably unique Victorian ebony, mother-of-pearl and coromandel inter-collegiate league or 'cuppers' trophy chess board by Jaques
The large ebony and mother-of-pearl squares with a border decorated with 'silver' stringing, the deep coromandel frame with countersunk metal corner bands and bearing a silver shield for each year from 1890 until 1960/61 (barring the war years 1916-1918 and 1939-1945), including a plaque for Peterhouse 1892 engraved with the names H. E. Atkins, A. E. Daniels, L. W. P. Lewis, J. Wilson, D. A. W. English, H. Bell, and another for Kings College, 1930/31, engraved with the names C. H. O. D. Alexander, A. R. H. MacDonald, J. H. Moseley, E. L. Leese, K. M. A. Barnett, J. Hodgkin, the base of the frame with a central coat of arms, the shield quartered with lions above a scroll engraved 'Cambridge University Chess Club', the board backed in leather and bearing a red leather shield, gold blocked 'Jaques & Son Makers, London', 62.2cm square, together with a good Victorian ivory Staunton pattern club size chess set, one side stained black and the opposing side left natural, one later pawn, king 11cm, pawn 5.8cm, with a late Victorian mahogany box, s.d., 23.5cm wide, and a book on Cambridge Chess from the 1870s to the 1970s by Richard G. Eales, published 2004. (35)
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 12,000 - 18,000
9,300 - 14,000
- Please note this lot has been withdrawn.
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