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Glass Marbles: A short explanation

Marbles are small balls of colored or decorated glass which are either intended for playing the ancient game of marbles or as collector's items. They can be mass produced or hand-made. One ancient method of making colored marbles was to put a mixture of sand and charcoal into an iron mould shaped like a marble and place small pieces from glass canes into this mixture, then heat and rotate the mould to melt and fuse all the edges. The marble was polished when it was cold.

Today there are glass artists who specialise in making marbles, and their creations can be really spectacular, like the limited edition "Zebra Swallowtail" marble by Drew Fritts shown at the top of this page. Most hand-made marbles today are cut from a glass cane containing the design, and then heated and rounded. Alternatively, they may be created individually on the end of a punty rod, like making a paperweight.

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Master Glass Co. Marbles Sell Marbles on eBay 2016 Marbles Identification Marble Mania 2011 Marble Collectors Handbook 2007 Collecting Marbles American Marbles Collecting Antique Marbles 2004 Marbles Price Guide Marbles and Art End of Day Marbles Sulphide Marbles The Marble Book Greenberg's Guide to Marbles Aggies, Immies and other Marbles book Marbles Illustrated Antique Glass Marbles Big book of Glass Marbles






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