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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.

1 & 7/16
1 & 7/16" German SULPHIDE Marble (W5)
$69.99
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NICE 1.282
NICE 1.282" Old Handmade "PORCUPINE" SULPHIDE MARBLE HTF
$120.00
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THIS IS A VERY EARLY VINTAGE/ANTIQUE GLASS/SULPHIDE MARBLE WITH EAGEL INSIDE
THIS IS A VERY EARLY VINTAGE/ANTIQUE GLASS/SULPHIDE MARBLE WITH EAGEL INSIDE
$35.00
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LARGE 1.275
LARGE 1.275" Old Handmade SULPHIDE STANDING RABBIT MARBLE HTF
$65.00
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LARGE 1.348
LARGE 1.348" Old Handmade "DOG" SULPHIDE MARBLE ORIGINAL
$35.00 (13 Bids)
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MARBLE PRICE GUIDE COLLECTORS BIG BOOK Swirl Cloud Rarities Sulphide Lutz ++
MARBLE PRICE GUIDE COLLECTORS BIG BOOK Swirl Cloud Rarities Sulphide Lutz ++
$29.65
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ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE   LAYING DOG Cat ?? Figure Old
ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE LAYING DOG Cat ?? Figure Old
$39.99
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ANTIQUE SULFIDE MARBLE PAPERWEIGHT LAMB OR RAM INSIDE MIDDLE OLDIE 1 1/4
ANTIQUE SULFIDE MARBLE PAPERWEIGHT LAMB OR RAM INSIDE MIDDLE OLDIE 1 1/4" WIDE
$45.00
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GERMAN HAND MADE SULPHIDE MARBLE DOG SITTING 1 1/2
GERMAN HAND MADE SULPHIDE MARBLE DOG SITTING 1 1/2"
$15.00 (1 Bid)
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Antique German Sulfide
Antique German Sulfide "Eagle" Marble (Large)
$300.00
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GERMAN HAND MADE SULPHIDE MARBLE LARGE LYING LION 2
GERMAN HAND MADE SULPHIDE MARBLE LARGE LYING LION 2"
$19.50 (1 Bid)
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Sammy L. Hogue Hand Made Turtle Sulphide Marble
Sammy L. Hogue Hand Made Turtle Sulphide Marble
$29.95
Time Remaining: 15d 7h 45m
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