Thursday, February 25, 2010

Funny Marble

I found this odd marble, pretty banged up, but I've never seen anything like it. Looks like there's perhaps mica inside. Geeze, why did kids actually PLAY with them and mess them all up?

Anyhow, I thought it was kinda neat.


  1. Hi Holly!
    Looks like an old hand-gathered slag to me.(Akro or Christensen) That "nine and tail" pattern couldn't be more dramatic and simple at the same time! Makes me wonder if perhaps it's foreign but I doubt that. Probably the flows of glass just made it that way, intentionally or not! That 9 is definitely intentional though! :) As far as Mica, it looks to me more like this marble was out in the sun or something and became somewhat "crackled" with interior fractures. That's what I think, but if you want some more opinions post your pics on Land of Marbles in the forums. I'm sure a few more people will confirm or deny my report! The pics are on the darkish side, and I know it's hard, but if you have some where the interior is more visible that would help. Peace to you, Stacey :)

  2. Looks to me like some little perisher painted it and the stuff wore off...very cool though-love the ambery colour..

  3. Cool find! I only learned a little while back that there's a whole world of marble collecting. I'm not involved in it, but can see how it would be addictive. They can be so beautiful - this one's really interesting! Anonymous's info is interesting, too.