“Selenus” and related (23)

The "Selenus" sets were typical of Germany and Northern Europe and named after Gustavus Selenus, the pen name of Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, author of "Das Schach- oder Königsspiel" ("Chess or the King's Game"), an important chess manual published in the early 17th century (1616). The picture is of the engraving in that book showing chess pieces after which the "Selenus" type is named. This type was made during a long period and the form has been evolved, but for centuries pieces very similar as the ones in the book were made, as Scandinavian pieces show.

Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
18th century
Bone K 7.5; p 4.0
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
18th century
Bone + horn? K 10.0; p 3.8
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
1800?
Bone K 8.6; p 3.3
Box 11.8×8.3×6.4
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Sweden or Denmark, "Selenus"
ca. 1800
Bone K 9.0; p 5.2
Box/board 33.0×18.0×5.3 (closed)
From a Swedish collector and with Swedish names underneath
The box/board is English
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Denmark, "Selenus"
ca. 1800
Bone K 6.2; p 3.6
Box 41.3×12.1×6.2
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Denmark or Sweden, "Selenus"
ca. 1820
Bone K 8.9; p 4.6
Box/board (inside lid) 27.3×27.1×5.8
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Germany, Ore Mountains, "Selenus inspired"
18th-19th century
Fruitwood K 10.5; p 5.4
Shaker box 18.4×10.9×6.4
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Austria, "Selenus"
Early 19th century or older
Bone K 9.6; p 4.3
Box 13.2×10.0×7.0
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Early 19th century
Bone K 10.7; p 3.6
Box 12.6×9.1×6.6
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Early to mid 19th century
Bone K 10.4; p 5.1
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Early to mid 19th century
Bone K 11.4; p 4.6
Box 22.5×12.3×8.7
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Early to mid 19th century
Bone K 11.1; p 4.1
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Early to mid 19th century
Bone K 11.7; p 4.1
Box 29.1×13.5×7.9
Board 25.4×25.5
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Early to mid 19th century
Bone K 10.5-10.7; p (4.1)4.4-4.6
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Early to mid 19th century
Bone K 10.0; p 3.7
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Netherlands, retailer A.Kampen in Groningen, "Selenus" or "Nuremberg" (Eng: "spindle")
ca. 1850
Bone K 8.6; p 3.0
Box labeled 11.8×8.4×6.0
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Germany, "Selenus" or "Nuremberg" (Eng: "Spindle")
Mid 19th century
Bone K 7.3; p 3.0
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Germany, "Selenus" or "Nuremberg" (Eng: "Spindle")
Mid 19th century
Bone K 7.5; p 2.4
Box 10.5×7.7×5.4
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Denmark or Germany, "Selenus"
ca. 1860
Bone K 6.7; p 3.1
Box 17.2×11.5×6.9
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Germany, by J.G.Gärtner? "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Late 19th century
Ivory K 7.1; p 3.3
Cassette 23.5×21.6×3.3
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Germany, "Selenus" (Eng: "Tulip")
Early 20th (late 19th?) century
Bone (or Ivory?) K 8.6; p 3.2
Box 20.9×13.2×6.2
Board 31.6×31.6
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Czech, Sudetenland
ca. 1900
Wood K 10.0; p 5.0
Rollboard
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Germany, "Selenus inspired"
Early 20th century?
Lead or pewter K 7.8; p 4.3
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