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Rockhounder55
08-13-2011, 02:39 PM
Here's a couple of pics of a marble that came out of my recent privy dig. It looks rather old, and I'm guessing it didn't roll very well, as it's not very round. [:(] I hope the marble experts out there can tell me more about it. [:)] ~Mike

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9792/CFB0DBF3369C41F19C2F396214648E95.jpg

Rockhounder55
08-13-2011, 02:39 PM
Another pic. ~Mike

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/9792/E66B8A09CB6F409D985F58EAE0356B19.jpg

Road Dog
08-13-2011, 05:48 PM
Looks like a Coil China.

Rockhounder55
08-13-2011, 09:21 PM
Were those made by the Chinese, Road Dog? There was a big Chinese population here when the railroad was built in the late 1860's. ~Mike

Road Dog
08-13-2011, 09:50 PM
Not China. Thuringen, Germany most likely. Made of white kaolin clay (porcelain). The older ones tend to be unglazed. Coils tend to date mostly from 1880-1900. Yours being a later glazed is why the design is mostly wore away.

Rockhounder55
08-13-2011, 10:53 PM
Thanks RD. The privy dated from the early 1900's. ~Mike