William Adams IV & Sons (1834-1864) washbowl printed in red in a pattern known as Chess Players or Chess Battle, ca. 1836.
Here are a few more chess patterns.
|Maker Unknown 7 inch child's plate printed with a similar pattern to the one above. The TCC database shows another plate with the same pattern and molded border of rose, tulip, and aster, but it is impressed "Wedgwood."|
|John & Jos Mayer (1842-1855) pot lid showing a political cartoon titled "A False Move." The players are the Pope and John Bull.|
|Maker Unknown 2.5 inch child's mug showing two men playing a game of chess, ca. 1840.|
|Malkin Edge & Co. (1870-1900) 6" tile printed in a pattern know as Chess.|
|William Adams IV & Sons (1834-1864) 8.6 inch wash jug.|
The chess games seen here are examples of the Romantic Era of Chess which was played between the late 15th century and the 1880s. If you want to know more about the history of chess, follow this link.