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Sulphide Marbles

Sulphides, or figure marbles, are large translucent marbles manufactured in Germany from the mid-19th century up until the 1930s. Usually 1 1/2" or more in size, they always feature a figure encased in the center, which early collectors mistakenly thought was made from sulfur. In fact these figures are made from porcelain and are usually animals but the rarer ones include people or numbers or other objects. No one knows exactly how many different figures or objects were made, but hundreds are known to exist.

On average sulphide marbles sell for about $215 but rare sulphides featuring painted people or extremely rare objects can easily sell for more than $2,000.

Antique Sulphide German Marble  toy-43mm or 1.7 inches
Antique Sulphide German Marble toy-43mm or 1.7 inches
$13.50 (8 Bids)
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ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/Figure of SEATED CAT ? DOG ? MONKEY ? 1 3/8
ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/Figure of SEATED CAT ? DOG ? MONKEY ? 1 3/8"
$85.00
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RARE ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE SHEEP APPROX. 2
RARE ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE SHEEP APPROX. 2" ESTATE FIND!!
$39.99
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ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/Figure of An ELEPHANT EATING 1 1/4
ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/Figure of An ELEPHANT EATING 1 1/4" NICE Detail
$75.00
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GERMAN SULFIDE STANDING BUNNY! ANTIQUE  MARBLE
GERMAN SULFIDE STANDING BUNNY! ANTIQUE MARBLE
$52.00
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Antique 2
Antique 2" Large SULPHIDE MARBLE Lamb Sheep HANDMADE
$165.00
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RARE   Vintage  Sulphide German  Marble Rabbit wiearing a Jacket reading a Book
RARE Vintage Sulphide German Marble Rabbit wiearing a Jacket reading a Book
$8,875.00
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Marbles - vintage razorback sulfide marble 1 7/16 inch
Marbles - vintage razorback sulfide marble 1 7/16 inch
$90.00
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Vintage Sulfide Marble,
Vintage Sulfide Marble,"SNAIL" NM-Condition, 2 1/16" in Diameter, Really Nice
$45.00
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Vintage Handmade Sulphide Marble with Labrador Retriever inside 1.1
Vintage Handmade Sulphide Marble with Labrador Retriever inside 1.1"
$75.00
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Antique German Sulphide Marble 1 9/16
Antique German Sulphide Marble 1 9/16" Large Standing Dog with Cocked Head
$45.00
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Marbles - German handmade numeral six on a disk sulfide marble
Marbles - German handmade numeral six on a disk sulfide marble
$345.00
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