German Turned and Carved Ivory and Bone ‘Selenus’ Type Chess Set, early 19th century
the monarchs with pierced galleries, bishops with plumed finials, knights with double horse heads, elaborate turrets surmounted by pagodas with gyral flags as rooks and pawns with gallery finals over pinwheel collars
king height 5.1" — 13 cm.
Sotheby Parke-Bernet sale no. 558, lot 30