Solitaire is a board game that the player involving movement of pegs on a board with holes or balls on a board with indentations.
The standard game fills the entire board with pegs or balls except for the central hole.
The objective is, making valid moves, to empty the entire board except for a solitary peg or ball in the central hole.
According to a popular story, the Solitaire game was invented by a French aristocrat in the 17th century, when incarcerated in the Bastille, explaining the game's less common name Solo Noble.
In other sources, the invention of the game is attributed to the Native Americans.
The first evidence of the game can be traced back to the court of Louis XIV, and the specific date of 1697, with an engraving made that year by Claude Auguste Berey of Anne de Rohan-Chabot, Princess of Soubise, with the puzzle by her side.
Several works of art from that time show solitaire or ‘peg solitaire’ boards, demonstrating that the game was highly fashionable.
Ceramic or pottery refers to a process of forming, firing or baking, and glazing or decorating a mixture of clay and other materials, then refiring it to harden the glaze.
The three ceramics are earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
Stoneware is made from a particular type of clay that is fired at high temperatures, generally up to 2,372 °F (or 1,300 °C).
Stoneware, named after its dense stone like quality after firing, is tougher and more durable.