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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » June

.... Jaques of London Chess Set Owned by Joaquin Amaro   Every part of this one-of-a-kind chess set by Jaques of London is truly outstanding....... Jaques created four extra knights all modeled after the general’s horse and, the most surprising part, is he ensured the opponent... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » July

...activities was lawn bowling, a pastime which he enjoyed several times a week. This historic, one-of-a-kind boxed set of lawn bowls was crafted by J. Jaques & Sons of London. Plaques on the bottom of each ball......display the initials “H.H.” and the numerals “1, 2, 3 and 4,” respectively. Each ball also features the Jaques stamp etched on the bottom and “Herbert Hoover” is embossed on the cover of the leather box ($32... Read More »