14fri [NUMBER 258] 258 CHESSBOARD OF ENGRAVED IVORY GERMAN, 16TH CENTURY In the form of a shallow box, hinged in the centre, and presenting on the interior the chariots of Mars, Apollo and birds. In the bor-ders, motifs of hunts. The interior with backgammon board in colored and engraved bone marqueterie. The exterior for chess and marelle, adorned with cartouches containing Latin proverbs and scenes from Aesop’s fables. The chessboard with profile heads of contemporary personages of the Renaissance, and others of classical antiquity. Minor defects. Size, 16 inches square Described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1892, vol. 5, p. 253, No. 2. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 2989; Atlas, Plate 64. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 259 SET OF THIRTY CARVED AMBER CHESSMEN GERMAN, 16TH CENTURY The kings, queens, castles and bishops, being of particularly attrac-tive workmanship, and of richly translucent quality of gold-colored amber. Three imperfect. From the Spitzer legacies. 260 FOUR ROCK CRYSTAL MOUNTS ITALIAN, 16TH CENTURY Composed of two vase handles in the form of dragon and composite creature and two foliated and scrolled supports. Rare examples. (4) For similar parts compare details on rock crystal vases in « La Collec-tion Spitzer », Paris, 1892, vol. 5; Atlas, Plate LIX. From the Spitzer legacies. 102