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Is this a single Pontil marble or?

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Bought this marble with a few other old marbles. It’s base seems to be transparent red on one side and transparent blue on other side. It has opaque yellow and white glass flowing through it. I think the transparent colored glass makes it seem like it is very colorful. The glass is textured like a handmade German. Size is just under 1 1/4 inches. Bought a green mica, a blue dyed agate, green dyed agate, purple Popeye, a parrot and a few other old marbles with it so I think it is old. Any idea on what it is or when made or by a certain company would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks Fred

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Hi. Welcome.  That looks like a machine-made cutline, not a handmade pontil.

But you''re only seeing one cutline?   What does the opposite side of the marble look like?  


Unusual color combination/configuration.  At that size I might think Vacor.  But I don't recognize the style.  Maybe someone else will .. or will have a different opinion about the cutline. 

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The second picture is opposite cut line.  The yellow and  white just swirl around and return to the cut line. 

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Bought this marble with a few other old marbles. It’s base seems to be transparent red on one side and transparent blue on other side. It has opaque yellow and white glass flowing through it. I think the transparent colored glass makes it seem like it is very colorful. The glass is textured like a handmade German. Size is just under 1 1/4 inches. Bought a green mica, a blue dyed agate, green dyed agate, purple Popeye, a parrot and a few other old marbles with it so I think it is old. Any idea on what it is or when made or by a certain company would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks Fred

E0FD7EBF-3E40-4718-B56F-DA34500189D0.png

B0D3A74D-91CA-4643-8775-53A5018D8ABF.png

6752BB2B-EC65-453D-872C-72D7C80ABF54.png

753C7C86-0241-4522-9107-1CBEB0ECC070.png

666BE19A-208C-4B5E-B9DA-EE35DCAA7C65.png

Fred,

Welcome! That "pontil" mark looks like it was made with a diamond shear. The 1-1/4" diameter size is about the right size for a Chris Robinson "Road & Tunnel". However, without seeing it in person, I may be wrong. If Chris pops in, he would be the best judge of his work.

Reference this thread:

https://marbleconnection.com/topic/23119-rare-road-tunnel-slag-on-ebay/

John

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I checked out the previous thread about Chris Robinson marbles. It sure looks like something he might of made. Will have to look into more of his work. I bought it with about 9 other old marbles out of a small box of marbles. Wasn’t any modern marbles or cat eyes in the box lots of commons though. Thanks for the info

 

Fred

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