An Interesting German Chess Set, circa 1830
An interesting German bone 'selenus' chess set, circa 1830
one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with double pierced galleries, queens with single pierced galleries, bishops with upturned mushroom knops and 'punchbag' finials, knights as horses' heads, rooks as raised turrets with Islamic crescent moons, pawns with upturned 'cogged' mushroom knops, the king 10.9cm high, the pawn 4.5cm high.
Stock Reference: HAC 1264
Please note that the first photograph features this chess set displayed on a wooden board. The board is being sold separately and can be viewed at this link.
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