French St George chess set

French St George chess set

THIS CHUNKY BEAST OF A BOXWOOD SET WAS THE SUBJECT OF PAST DEBATE  AMONGST CCI MEMBERS,  AND HAVING LOOKED AT DOZENS AND DOZENS OF ENGLISH ST GEORGE CHESSMEN, I NOW AGREE WITH THE EARLIER HELD VIEW , WHICH IS THAT THESE SETS ARE OF FRENCH ORIGIN – NO ENGLISH ST GEORGE SETS HAVE GLASS EYES TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.

WITH  A 11 CMS KING  AND A BASE WIDTH OF JUST UNDER 4 CMS , THE PIECES HAVE GREAT STABILITY, AND IN THIS LARGE SIZE THESES SET DON’T APPEAR OUT THERE FOR SALE TOO OFTEN, I HAVE SEEN SMALLER VERSIONS OF THIS SET, AND AGAIN DIFFICULT TO GET THEM. MY SET WAS A PRIVATE PURCHASE FROM A DEALER SOME YEARS  AGO WITH NO ORIGINAL BOX .

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