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Victorian Marble Solitaire Game Hardwood Board 37 Handmade Clay or Stone Marbles

$529.07

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This is a complete marble solitaire game, having a beautiful hardwood board and a complete set of 37 clay or stone handmade marbles, all dating to the mid-19th century Victorian period. This board is a really good example. It is circular and very well hand-turned, with good detail and made of polished hard-wood, possibly red walnut which has patinated to a lovely color. The board has 36 equip-spaced holes with an additional one in the center and a gallery to the outer perimeter. Normal boards only have 33 holes and this 37 hole board with more marbles makes the game more interesting. This board also has three small bun feet to its base, all original. It comes complete with a full set of 37 (36 plus one spare) early handmade playing marbles. Early marbles are very collectable in their own right and the marbles in this set are nominally spherical of 0.69 inches diameter. These marbles are handmade from a mixture of materials and colors; stone, clay (earthenware) and pottery (ceramic). Popular in the court of Louis the XIV, the game was supposedly invented by a nobleman incarcerated in the Bastille in France during the 17th century and was popular in the court of Louis XIV. It is a challenging game for the fan of strategy and skill and became one of the more popular games of the last few hundred years. To play, place 36 marbles with one hole left unoccupied in the middle of the board. The objective is simply to remove all but one of the marbles by jumping one marble over another, similar to the game of Draughts. The marble jumped is removed to the gallery around the side of the board. This game is a great display piece in any home and can be played by young and old alike.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Diameter: 8.69 in. (22.08 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The marbles are slightly non-spherical through natural wear and use and some have slight nibbles to them. Overall very good antique condition. Please see images.
  • Seller Location
    Lincoln, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: O 1931stDibs: LU990322885312

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    Ships From: Lincoln, United Kingdom
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