Often thought to be Dutch I'm convinced they are not.
Although this set is in the German section it also could be of Dutch origin. A Dutch fellow collector owns a set that was given to his wife's great grandfather's father. It was given as a present when they got married in 1832.
Painted orange, hmmm...
My first chess set. It came without zero damage and is 100% original, no restorations etc.
German Miniature Selenus Chess set. Also refered to as 'German Spindle' set. King 50mm
The board came with the set. As far as could be traced back (1910) with the previous owner (for what it's worth) they belong together.
Another lovely German bone 'spindle' chess set from the mid 19th century
I just love these very elegant German sets. They look great in any size. This one has 75mm Kings.
A 87mm version
Beautiful colour. The set aged lovely!
The set came in this Dutch 'spoon' rosewood box. Same period, but not original to the set of course.
German bone playing set.
The 'Hula' set.
German bone playing set. Probably from the Neuremberg region.
Large German bone Selenus chess set. Early 19th century. King 125mm
Large German bone Selenus chess set. Early 19th century. Bishops and knights.
Beautiful German Selenus style chess set. Bone, King 105mm, mid to late 19th century. Perfect condition.
Well-crafted set. King made out of 6 individual pieces.