London, South Kensington
25 February 1998
A George III Castleford jasperware porcelain chess set, circa. 1805
in white and overglazed brown hues, the royal pieces shown standing crowned and holding sceptres, the bishops standing robed and wearing cleft mitres, the knights as equestrian officers, the rooks as elephants with castellated howdahs, the pawns as infantrymen, standing to attention with rifles, the kings 3.3/8in. (8.5cm.) high, the pawns 2.3/8in. (6cm.) high
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Hans and Siegfried Wichmann, Chess The Story of Chesspieces From Antiquity to Modern Times, Crown, New York 1960. P.311, fig.162.
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