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    My first clay marble

    I think I found my first clay marble. I have never actually seen one up close so I am not sure.
    How do I recognize a clay marble?
    It is light weight. Not much different than a regular marble.
    Any way to positively ID this as a clay?
    The first picture I took a glass marble and put it next to the clay just for referance.

    The other picture of the string of marbles I put on to see if anyone can ID or even date these. Most came from a 20s pit.
    I have tried marble sites but they are a bit confusing to me.

    Thanks
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    Re: My first clay marble

    It looks like a Clay but not sure because I'm on my phone. I will be at my Mom's latter to pick up some bottles I'll gab my marbel books as well. Are any of them ponteil?

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    Re: My first clay marble

    I am not sure about pontil. I may need to see an example to compare to. I am just not good with marbles.

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    Re: My first clay marble

    Now I am really confused. I was searching clay marbles on eBay and came up to this auction :
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/311169974896

    Are these really clay?
    They look glass.
    I always thought clay were dull and grey-brown or earth tone

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    Re: My first clay marble

    I collected marbles for about a year so I know a little. Those in the link are called slag marbles and are not clay. The marble you found is clay. Clay marbles come in quite a few colors. They are not very expensive but some can be if they have colored rings on them and I think those are called china marbles. Hope this helps a little.

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    Re: My first clay marble

    Quote Originally Posted by bottlerocket
    I am not sure about pontil. I may need to see an example to compare to. I am just not good with marbles.
    Just inspect them you know what chips in the marble look like, so ignore them and look for a messed up spot on the marble that has been polished and looks like it has been there since the marble was made. Machine made marbles do not have this. Congrats on your first Clay!

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    Re: My first clay marble

    Bennington marbles can have a blue or yellow glaze on them as well as brown.



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