I LOVE MARBLES Posted March 27, 2010 Report Share Posted March 27, 2010 Before this board started and before B. Alan's board ended, was my all time favorite marble board thread! Think it was titled; "Show us your marbles formerly known as Leightons!" The thread ended up being six or more pages, with more than a hundred replies and great pics! Will start the new one on this board, don't mean to take your thunder Jim, a lot more to these than just egg yolk & oxblood, though those are my favs too! With the exception of the Egyptian's, Italian's and maybe a few others these were the first glass marbles made. Doubt if any will argue that these German marbles were indeed the first glass marbles mass-produced! That means there is no transition from handmade to machine-made. These marbles pre-date cane cut glass marbles None of these marbles were made by James Leighton, though the ones he made are not transitional either! These marbles pre-date Leighton's by 50 to 60 years. These marbles are single gathers, (made one at a time) with a single ground pontil. Most have a nine pattern opposite the ground pontil. Have personally not seen any smaller than 17/32" nor bigger than 1 3/4" with most in the 5/8" to 7/8" sizes. Simplicity of design, a crude innocent antique look, along with thick colors that pop, make these marbles my favorite! Sue like to see bigger pictures of that egg yolk oxblood! Please show us all you have of these mibs, no matter the condition, they are 150 to 170 years old! Please make the pics big enough for me to see, not huge, but not so small that can't see the bubbles! Also please add any info you may have on these exquisite marbles! This one is very odd, never seen the likes of this! Mellon ball green with a white spiral! This one has a reverse six or nine on the ground pontil side (2nd pic) & a six or nine (1st pic) on the opposite side! Need to add these single ground pontil, single gather marbles, were all handmade in Germany! Oh this is a big one, just won it from B. Alan! The link; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170445215745 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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