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An Interesting German Chess Set, circa 1830

  • An Interesting German Chess Set, circa 1830
  • An Interesting German Chess Set, circa 1830
  • An Interesting German Chess Set, circa 1830
  • 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: FL 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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