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Jaques of London made in India


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #21

    varelse1

    I'd hate to see that knight on the left coming for my king. I'd be running to the queenside!!

    LOL

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #22

    Irontiger

    I very slightly prefer the Staunton knight in the pictures (cf #10), but I clearly prefer the Jacques rook.

    But all in all, frankly, I don't care much. I analyse almost only on travel magnetic boards where pieces are painted circles, so I did not get used to the luxury pieces enough to be able to tell.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #23

    TetsuoShima

    i prefer staunton, not only because the knight looks more harmonious i prefer the colour a bit more as well.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #24

    Seanstars

    The cheap Jaques pieces are made in India maybe...The top jaques pieces are crafted in England though I think.

     

    I like the HOS set better than your new Jaques pieces.

    These are the nice jaques knights

     

     

     

    cheers,

     

    Sean

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #25

    goldendog

    Some nice little sculptures in those old Jaques knights.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #26

    Bronco70

    JOL do offer earlier replicas here... For a price of course

    http://www.jaquesamerica.com/chess/chess-set.html?p=2

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #27

    Irontiger

    I could not refrain from posting this screenshot here :

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #28

    GM_fishys

    lol just proves its possible to be intelligent enough to make lots of money but be as smart as a cucumber at the same time

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #29

    goldendog

    Just as an aside, I accounted for inflation for a 1912 ad for Jaques men--a pretty good deal in my eyes:

    4.4" club sized=$410

    4" small club=$352

    Ebony/boxwood, weighted and felted.

    I'd jump on that now!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #30

    machotime

    Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate the input.

    I'm returning the set to Jaques.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #31

    goodknightmike

    Irontiger wrote:

    I could not refrain from posting this screenshot here :

     

     

     Why would anybody in their right mind pay this rediculous price when you could but a comparable House of Staunton Set for a fraction of the price?

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #32

    ROBB_CHESS

    Referring to the Op post # 13...

    In fairness to Jaques isn't that one of the cheapest boxed sets they sell and that the 4 inch 1849 just might be way better quality having used just maybe one of India's elite carvers... I mean there is a big diff between 200-300+ pounds and 2000-3000+ pounds...

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #33

    JackieMatra

    The Jaques set photographs that machotime and ifekali posted are both supposed to be of the same set pictured on the Jaques' website as their "Original Staunton Design" set? Wow, if so, that's really awful, while ifekali's set looks fairly close to the Jaques photo, machotime's certainly doesn't resemble it in any of its chessmen, not just the knights, which are particularly far from those shown in Jaques' photo.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #34

    JackieMatra

    My experience with Jaques, last year, was none too good. They ignored four of my inquiries on their websites, two each to both the U.K. and U.S.A. offices. A phone call to their U.S.A. office followed by an e-mail to the person that I spoke to, finally got a reply from the U.K. office, three weeks later. When I went to the website to purchase three sets at a "buy three for the price of two sale", I discovered from Jaques' website that their sale was over and that they were "closed for the holidays" for more than two weeks(!), four days before Christmas(!), even though there was absolutely no prior notice on their website of when their sale was to end or that they would be closing for over two weeks!

    As it may offer interesting information about some of Jaques' chess sets to readers of this forum, here's the e-mail that I received from their U.S.A. office with the U.K. office's answers to my questions about some of their sets. Notice that, according to Jaques of London, their $799.99 "1930 Edition 3.5" Chess Set" is made completely
    of boxwood, and that they declined to answer my questions as to where their sets were actually made.


    Here is the reply from the UK.

    Thanks,
    Debbie

    1930 Edition 3.5" Chess Set with Mahogany Box
    Product Code: 50003

    1. What kind of wood(s) are the chessmen made of?
    Boxwood
    2. How much does the set of 32 chessmen weigh, without the box?
    1.2 Kilos
    3. Does the set include extra queens for a total of 34 chessmen?
    yes
    4. Are the set and box manufactured in India, and, if so, by whom?
    5. Where would the chess set be shipped to me from (Utah, England, India, or elsewhere)?
    England


    1972 Fischer Spassky 3.5" Chess Set In A Stunning Beech Box
    Product Code: 50041

    1. What kind of wood(s) are the chessmen made of?
    Ebony & Boxwood
    2. How much does the set of 32 chessmen weigh, without the box?
    1.1 Kilos
    3. Does the set include extra queens for a total of 34 chessmen?
    Yes
    4. Are the set and box manufactured in India, and, if so, by whom?
    5. Where would the chess set be shipped to me from (Utah, England, India, or elsewhere)?
    England


    3 3/4" Original Staunton Design Chess Set
    Product code: 49375

    1. How much does the set of 32 chessmen weigh, without the box?
    1.1 Kilos
    2. Does the set include extra queens for a total of 34 chessmen?
    Yes
    3. What kind of wood is the box made of?
    Mahogany
    4. Is there a divider inside the box to separate the white and black chessmen?
    No
    5. Is the interior of the box lined, and, if so, with what?
    Red Baize lined
    6. Are the set and box manufactured in India, and, if so, by whom?
    7. Where would the chess set be shipped to me from (Utah, England, India, or elsewhere)?
    England


    3 1/4" Original Staunton Design Chess Set
    Product code: 49325

    1. How much does the set of 32 chessmen weigh, without the box?
    800 Grams
    2. Does the set include extra queens for a total of 34 chessmen?
    Yes
    3. What kind of wood is the box made of?
    Mahogany
    4. Is there a divider inside the box to separate the white and black chessmen?
    No
    5. Is the interior of the box lined, and, if so, with what?
    Red Baize lined
    6. Are the set and box manufactured in India, and, if so, by whom?
    7. Where would the chess set be shipped to me from (Utah, England, India, or elsewhere)?
    England


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