Navigation


Antique Handmade Marbles

Antique handmade marbles are works of glass art craftsmanship, highly prized by marble collectors. Most were handmade in Germany from the late 1840s until around about 1915, and most are the swirl variety. For this reason they are sometimes called German swirls; many collectors simply refer to them as handmades.

Vintage handmade marbles generally range in size from about ½” to 2 ½” in diameter. As a rule, the bigger size and better condition, the more valuable they are to collectors. Size and condition is a good place to start, but rarity and eye appeal determine the bulk of the value. Larger examples in mint condition can fetch more than US$1,000, with exceptional specimens exceeding US$20,000 at auction.

It goes without saying that no toy marble collection is complete without at least one handmade from Germany. Don't despair if you cannot afford a mint condition one. These antique marbles come in many sizes and all conditions, so you are sure to find one worthy affordable for your collection that you can afford. Popular types include onionskins, clambroths, sulphides, indians, lutz, and mica.

:»«: PRETTY ORANGE & WHITE STRIPE CORE HANDMADE ANTIQUE MARBLE
:»«: PRETTY ORANGE & WHITE STRIPE CORE HANDMADE ANTIQUE MARBLE
$11.88 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 44m
HAND MADE MARBLES DISPLAY KEEPER BOX FREE MARBLES MIRROR BACK HIGH GLOSS
HAND MADE MARBLES DISPLAY KEEPER BOX FREE MARBLES MIRROR BACK HIGH GLOSS
$53.00
Time Remaining: 14h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $53.00
:»«: UNUSUAL CORE HANDMADE ANTIQUE MARBLE
:»«: UNUSUAL CORE HANDMADE ANTIQUE MARBLE
$29.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 46m
{•ç•} GORGEOUS! CYAN BLUE MICA MARBLE!!
{•ç•} GORGEOUS! CYAN BLUE MICA MARBLE!!
$20.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 58m
Large swirl marble with different colors
Large swirl marble with different colors
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2h 2m
Hybrid Handmade MINT Rare Old 1 Large Marble Art Glass Marbles Big Toy
Hybrid Handmade MINT Rare Old 1 Large Marble Art Glass Marbles Big Toy
$21.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 43m
Lot of 25 Vintage Dyed Handmade Clay Marbles.  Great Colors!
Lot of 25 Vintage Dyed Handmade Clay Marbles. Great Colors!
$10.95
Time Remaining: 16d 20h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $10.95
Nice German Carmel Swirl 3/4
Nice German Carmel Swirl 3/4" Played With Marble, Gest1230-a21
$0.49 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 12h 47m
Nice German Hand Gather Swirl 15/16
Nice German Hand Gather Swirl 15/16" Mint- Single Pontil Marble, Gest1230-a25
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 12h 48m
Antique Lot of 39 Clay marbles
Antique Lot of 39 Clay marbles
$12.55 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 9m
LOT of 50   Glass Marbles Swirls Large Shooters and More
LOT of 50 Glass Marbles Swirls Large Shooters and More
$0.99
Time Remaining: 14h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Collecting Antique Marbles, Paul Baumann,Hardcover 1970 1st Ed. + Extra Booklet
Collecting Antique Marbles, Paul Baumann,Hardcover 1970 1st Ed. + Extra Booklet
$10.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

« Previous12345...89
Comments Off

Marble Gallery

Visit the Marble Gallery!

Marble Trivia

A 'clambroth' marble is made of milk glass (hence its brothy appearance) with many thin swirl lines on the surface of various colors.