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    The BCC Royal Series Luxury Chess Pieces - The Camaratta Collection - 4.4" King

    Product Code: MENWBCCR44-P

    Description


    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the The BCC Royal Chess Pieces. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.4" King with a 2" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with a beautiful finish.

    As with all of our Chess sets, the BCC Royal exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

    The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton in 1993.

    The Chess Set comes with a Individually Numbered Certificate of Authenticity and an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesive backing that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box.

    History of the Chess Pieces

    This set is an accurate reproduction of the British Chess Company Royal Staunton Chessmen, heavily weighted, with green baize base pads. This original British Chess Company design is registered number 177079. The chess pieces are crafted from Boxwood and Ebony. The King stands 4-1/2″ tall with a 1-7/8″ diameter base. These Chessmen are an exact reproduction of the Royal Staunton Chessmen offered by The British Chess Company in the early 1890s. The Knights with an attitude! The set includes an extra pair of Queens to facilitate Pawn Promotion. There are two King Finial styles, one is the traditional Maltese Cross, the other is the Eastern Teardrop finial, shown in the accompanying image. The redesign was executed by Frank Camaratta. The chessmen are new and are housed in a Red Mahogany Premium House of Staunton veneered box with an authentic reproduction British Chess Company label.

     

    Some Background on the British Chess Company.

    The British Chess Company (BCC) was founded by William Moffatt (1843-1918) and William Hughes. They began manufacturing chess pieces in 1891 and remained a minor competitor to Jaques of London in the high-end chess set market until their apparent demise around 1907 or so. This particular design, originally referred to as the Royal Chessmen, was renamed the British Chess Company Improved Staunton Chess pieces. By reinforcing the collars of the Pawns and changing the look of the Knights, Moffatt hoped to differentiate his chessmen from the more popular upscale Jaques Staunton chessmen.

    Moffatt’s unique contribution to the design of Staunton chessmen, aside from their patented Imperial and Royal chessmen, was his use of Xylonite. Invented in 1869, Xylonite is a Celluloid, a class of compounds created from nitrocellulose and camphor. (Xylonite is generally considered the first thermoplastic.) Moffatt devised a method of reducing the cost or producing chessmen by molding the Knight heads from Xylonite. Carving the Knight heads can represent almost 50% of the total cost of producing a set of quality chessmen. In this manner, BCC was able to manufacture a set of high quality chessmen at half the cost of its competitors. It is sometimes claimed that BCC stopped producing their own chessmen around 1903, with other chess activities continuing for a few more years. However, that claim has not been substantiated and there is ample evidence that shows their still offering chessmen as late as 1907.

     

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    Limited Warranty

    The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.


    Please click here to download a copy of our warranty and guide to caring for your House of Staunton Chess Pieces.

    Included with Purchase

    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Engraved Registered Plaque
    • Individual Production Number

    Product Details

    ISBN N/A
    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Manufacturer The House of Staunton
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Fits in Fitted Coffer
    King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
    King Base Diameter 2.0'' inch / 5.0 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm
    Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with Frank Camaratta Signature
    Median Set Weight 73.0 Ounces
    Total Number of Chess Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)
    Chess Box Included? Yes, Mahogany Premium Chess Box with Authentic Reproduction British Chess Company Label
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