The origins of B&Co. are unclear and research didn't reveal much. What can be determined, based on the style of the chessmen and their boxes is that B&Co. started producing Staunton chessmen in the mid to late 1850s. Stampings are found on their extremely scarce, but beautiful, "Regulation Chessmen" which come in signed box. B&Co. sets are rare. Note the King without cross.
- England, by B&Co. London, "Staunton"
- Mid to late 19th century
- Boxwood + ebony K 7.4; p 4.0