This is a beautiful piece and makes an elegant addition to a table, and a very special present. Solid timber french polished game board on a pedestal with 38 stunning semi-precious stone spheres as playing pieces. (2 extra marbles than are required to play).
At least 15 different semi-precious minerals. Malachite, Azurite, Quartz, Serpentine, Hematite, Bloodstone, Lazulite, Amethyst, Crystal, Garnet... All the marbles for this solitaire game are mined, hand-cut, ground and polished by hand in Madagascar. Madagascar is known for its unique variety of minerals.
The game of Solitaire is reputed to have been invented by a nobleman confined in the Bastille prison during the early years of the French Revolution. The game is played with 36 marbles. The object is to eliminate all but one marble, which should ideally end up in the center of the game board.
Standard Size: 35mm marble, 35cm diameter x 9cm H
Small Size: 20mm marble, 25cm diameter x 3.5cm H