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Fine German “Selenus" Chess Set, 18th Century

  • Fine German “Selenus" Chess Set, 18th Century
  • Fine German “Selenus" Chess Set, 18th Century
  • Fine German “Selenus" Chess Set, 18th Century
  • Fine German “Selenus" Chess Set, 18th Century

A fine “Selenus Pattern” bone chess set, Germany, late 18th century

delicately carved, one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with double pierced galleries and surmounted with Maltese crosses, queens similar but with single galleries, bishops with baluster knops and slender stems, knights as carved and arched horses’ heads, rooks as raised pierced turrets surmounted with Islamic crescents, the king 11cm high, the pawn 4.5cm high.

Stock Reference Number: FL 1408

Please note that this set has been photographed with a board for demonstration purposes and the board is available for sale separately.

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