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PLEASE help me with this one i am sssooo confused about its beautiful vibrant colors and condition....

one more thing. DO NOT OUTBID ME PLEASE!!! I am crazy about this marble and if it's handmade I will be extremely happy!!! again please do not outbid me, THANKS!!

here's the item number: 160778275815

I will be happy to here your answers :)

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Well Rylee, my inexperienced opinion is that it's a polished handmade. The pontil appears to be "opened up" ,the stripes are fuzzy on the edges and there are telltale marks on the surface that lead to that conclusion. Since, I can't see why someone would need to polish a contemporary marble, I vote for handmade.

I know there are those who shy away from polished examples but personally, I would rather have a beautiful polished antique marble than a beat-up, ugly unrestored one.

I can see why you want, it, it's gorgeous! And I promise to sit on my hands during the auction.lol

Stacy

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Very Contemporary IMO. I have seen several new marbles nearly identical to this one. I even have a similar marble. The easily seen surface ridges would mean the marble has not been polished. It does lookm rather poorly made IMO.

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Well, shows how much I know.....sorry Rylee, guess I should sit on my hands when it comes to typing.

To further my education. - how do the ridges get on a contemporary? Is it ground somehow? I was thinking of a contemporary as being very glassy.

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Well, shows how much I know.....sorry Rylee, guess I should sit on my hands when it comes to typing.

To further my education. - how do the ridges get on a contemporary? Is it ground somehow? I was thinking of a contemporary as being very glassy.

Keep in mind that cane-cut contemporaries (as this one is) are made by the same process as vintage pieces. So the ridges are caused by the same processes. Those can be a twist imparted to the cane before or during the cut - or by the rounding process.

Here is Geoff Beetem making a cane cut piece - which may illustrate the basic process and help you visualize how the ridge can be created. Remember: most cane-cut designs are intentionally twisted to cause the ribbons, latticino to spiral (Geoff makes PERFECT pieces :music-rocker-001: )

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Big smile @ Rylee & Stacy here.

Rylee you just brought back some childhood memories.

When I was growing up, Stephanie wasn't that common a name yet so I often was called either Jennifer or Stacy.

:)

About the marble ... I didn't know enough to make a guess. It looked sorta newish to me, but I wasn't certain and hoped someone else would know.

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LOL Steph! When I was growing up, Stacy was an uncommon name so I was, and am still, often called Stephanie!

and Alan, thanks very much for the photos. It is really a big help to see them. I appreciate the time you took to post them. I had been thinking that the final torch work on a marble would smooth out those ridges but now I can see that the degree of craftsmanship is the determining factor.

Stacy

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Ha thanks! Wow all of you are gonna make me cry..... you are ssooo nice and upbeating I'm so glad I have marble friends who get my love for the marbles..... unlike people in school who judge for what you wear, what you like, and everything else...... but i read a shirt the other day that also put it out there, it read... "The haters rate me, simply because they aint me"...... :D

Thank you all for your kindness, I will never be able to thank you enough....

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