Swissmarble Posted October 25, 2013 Report Share Posted October 25, 2013 Hi I got this marble in today's mail. I bought it from a guy who lives near Lauscha and picked it up on a local flea-market. The marble has just one (polished) pontil, although there is an open space at the top which allows a view into the inner marble. There is also one part of the marble with heavy mica flakes, but there is no other mica on the marble beside this spot. And the most strange thing about this marble is that it was made out of green glass. Is this common for an onionskin ? The marble measures 1.42 inches in diameter (35.6mm) and it is absolutely mint, the only "flaw" I could notice is a small as made pit near the pontil. Does any of you has informations about similar marbles ? Looking at the mica-spot, the unusual color-pattern and the single pontil it really looks like this could be a real "end-of-day" marble for which the maker used up all his remaining colors and mica-flakes. But why did he use green glass (which was probably more expensive then) ? Really a strange marble. Does anyone has informations about similar marbles ? Was it more or less common to use colored glass for onionskins ? Would be really nice to get some more information about this marble. Thanks a lot for your help Ron Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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