Saturday, April 24, 2010

Early Selenus pieces

A collection of Continental Selenus pattern pieces made of bone. It is not even a partial set, but all kinds are represented and the existing pieces are in good order. One can spot similarities with 18th C English Bird Nest pattern. The small-headed Knight looks also rather early. I think that the lot comes from the 18th century.

11 comments:

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Munkin Arts said...

I've recently started making glass chess sets and stumbled onto your blog via Eldrbarry's site looking for inspiration and just to see the different types of sets.

I wanted to say thank you; I've only looked through the first few pages, but your blog is interesting, well written, and downright fascinating.

I hope I can find time this weekend to come back and have a look at the rest!

alex said...

hi
Do you know of anyone that might be able to make a replacement chess piece for us. We have an antique ivory chess set with very delicate hand crafted pieces. We are missing a red pawn which is in the shape of an eastern soldier holding a scimitar. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Regards,
Alex

Angela said...

Hi there,

I've just purchased an antique chess set. The seller said it was given to her by a friend who was in her 80's and she got it from her grandmother. Apparently it came to Canada from Ireland. It is apparently made of bone and there are red and white pieces with a small sliding lid box and a leather folding board. Some pieces have obviously been repaired but all pieces are present and they all match. If I send you pictures, could you tell more about it (age, where it was made etc.)?

Thanks, Angela

Blog Owner said...

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Angela said...

Hi,

You can email me at adaust@gtamail.com.

Thanks, Angela

Don M. said...

I am wondering if you can help me find information on a set that was my Father's. I know it was made in Japan c. 1930-1950, probably made of ivory. The pawns are carved to match the coresponding piece; i.e. the rook' pawn holds a key, the knight's holds a shield, the Bishop's a fan, etc. It comes in it's own box that folds out as the board. I can send pictures with any additional information you might need. You can reach me at dmyers1381@msn.com

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ccmoment@telus.net said...

Hi A C C, Antique chess set. 1876 copyright. one side "silvered", the other side in gilt king 11cm high, the pawn 7cm high,king author style figures. The Travel board/box in the style of a book you open and close is 50cm wide R U interested in adding to your umique collection?
C.C.

Abhishek Rana said...

Great collection and I sure wish I could write stories for these pictures!Look how lovely these are. I wish I could draw like this. I will miss you, my sweet friend. Looking forward to when you're back.I really appreciate all your comments, thank you! I’m back behind my desk and hope to start blogging again and catching up with all your lovely blogs in the coming days.............

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