“Calvert”/”Dublin”/”Upright”  (England)

"Calvert type" chess sets are called because John Calvert did make these flower decorated sets. I'm not sure he was the first one, but certainly not the only one. George Merrifield did make them and this set is believed to be Jaques. Sets made by John Calvert are also called "Calvert", but then not this specific flower decorated type is meant.

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  • England, by (most likely) Jaques, "Calvert"
  • ca. 1840
  • Ivory K 8.4; p 3.9

This cute little "Dublin" set was obtained Oct. 2019 and is rather new  in my collection.

The vegetable ivory set has a certain "Dublin" influence, as well as some "St.George".

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  • England, "Dublin"
  • Mid 19th century
  • Wood K 6.0; p 3.5
  • Box 15.2×10.0×5.5
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  • England, by F.H.Ayres, "Dublin/St.George influenced"
  • ca. 1900
  • Tagua nut (vegatable ivory) K 8.6; p 4.3

This set is called "Upright". These attractive sets were designed for the Edinburgh chess club by Lord Jon Hay in the 1840’s. Jaques made sets called "Edinboro Upright", but they are also referred to as "Northern Upright".

The 2nd set listed here is not in the traditional "Upright" manner, but mostly called so. One can certainly say it is "Upright inspired". Dating is also disputable: some say early 19th century, but others say late 19th century. I tend to believe the later dating.

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  • England, "Upright"
  • Mid 19th century
  • Wood K 8.3; p 4.4
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  • England, "Upright inspired"
  • Late (or early?) 19th century
  • Bone K 8.4; p 4.5