Mexico. These "Classic Pulpit" sets from Mexico are rather common. They are composed of several pieces connected with a wooden pin. Mostly they are in bone, but 100% wooden sets are also known. I do have difficulties to date these sets. I assume they are beginning 20th century, but I'm not sure about that. These sets are almost always in white and black, but I have seen red ones too. There exist also a variation with faces.
The Onyx "Aztec" chess set is very common and appears in several sizes and colours.
The "Bone Upright" sets are another well known Mexican type. They are made of wood with bone decorations.
- ca. 1920
- Bone K 11.4; p 5.1
- Bone K 11.9; p 5.0
- Mexico, Guadalajara
- Onyx K 8.7; p 3.7
- Wood with bone K 15.2; p 8.1