Jump to content
manddrakes

Large handmade "Ebay"

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, mibcapper said:

..................... :o ............. u first ........... :rolleyes:

I have looked it over carefully and against another example... it looks antique handmade.Value maybe 2000? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i seen this same marble and was like are you kidding me..there better be only 1 that exists..

rare combo of colors and what not?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Alan said:

It has been for sale for a long, long time.

My opinion is that it is not right.

and at 9000.00 I don't see it selling anytime soon. The reason/reasons you believe it not to be right? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, manddrakes said:

and at 9000.00 I don't see it selling anytime soon. The reason/reasons you believe it not to be right? 

I would prefer not to say in open forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

I have asked the seller a few questions and he stated that one like it sold for 9000.00 at morphy auction house. I would be interested in seeing that one! I can't remember morphy selling one like this? I understand you not wanting to say on open forum, but I think it would be helpful for us all. Is there some inside information you have on this marble? If so please p.m. me. Thanks, Mike

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The seller sent me the link...

 http://auctions.morphyauctions.com/Outstanding_Large_Banded_Transparent_Swirl_Marble_-LOT170387.aspx 

Ok, so after soaking in the new found auction results. I have a couple concerns and to start with... the raised pontil and the flat spot. Could this marbles be a same as cane or a fake? I would really like to know what glass makers and seasoned handmade collector have to say. Thanks 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They certainly do look similar, but I don't a judgement could be made about same cane from those pics. Size is certainly rare, as is the Orange color, but something about the eBay one says buffed or polished to me. Either way I wouldn't expect this marble to garner such a high asking price (short of it being the same marble, and seller is trying to get what they paid)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair to the seller the marble is identical to the marble in Morphy auction. I think it is a late antique handmade, early 20th century. Flat spots take away from grade and value. Very large size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, machinemades said:

To be fair to the seller the marble is identical to the marble in Morphy auction. I think it is a late antique handmade, early 20th century. Flat spots take away from grade and value. Very large size.

I agree... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would be interested in what it did under a black light? I agree with the odd  pontil remark . I have been collecting from the early 1970's and like mostly the early handmades. I have  not  seen this type of pontil till the Belgium and the California sulphides showed up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, gjbkrb said:

I would be interested in what it did under a black light? I agree with the odd  pontil remark . I have been collecting from the early 1970's and like mostly the early handmades. I have  not  seen this type of pontil till the Belgium and the California sulphides showed up.

The pontil has me uneasy as well. I believe there's a few threads on both the Belgium and California sulphides! Thanks for the input! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, BobBlock said:

The air bubbling under the surface and the striated parallel lines in the surface are indicative of a remelted marble

Interesting and would this play into the weird pontil and the flat spot? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It could absolutely. Re heating can destroy a pontil and then it might be added back on. I have not seen but heard of this a few times. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, gjbkrb said:

I would be interested in what it did under a black light? I agree with the odd  pontil remark . I have been collecting from the early 1970's and like mostly the early handmades. I have  not  seen this type of pontil till the Belgium and the California sulphides showed up.

What are we looking for under a black light? I will ask the seller.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×