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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.

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۞ 1-1/2" FLUFFY SHEPHERD DOG SULFIDE MARBLE
$22.72 (6 Bids)
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Sam,s Crystal Creations  Hand Made Bird Sulphide Marble
Sam,s Crystal Creations Hand Made Bird Sulphide Marble
$29.95
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Beautiful Antique Large 1 5/8
Beautiful Antique Large 1 5/8" Sulphide Marble with Standing Bear
$72.25
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۞ 2" BIG! VULTURE SULFIDE MARBLE
$45.44 (7 Bids)
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rare large 1 1/8
rare large 1 1/8" antique wolf sulfide clear marble
$199.00
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Antique German Sulfide
Antique German Sulfide " Tiger " " Bear " " Dog " Marble 1 5/16" Diameter
$50.00 (1 Bid)
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Antique German Sulfide Marble Flower Center 19th Century
Antique German Sulfide Marble Flower Center 19th Century
$145.00
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Nice Sulphide Running Horse 1-3/8
Nice Sulphide Running Horse 1-3/8" Near Mint Marble, Gest1230-b47--
$22.50 (4 Bids)
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POLISHED ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/ EAGLE Figure 1 3/8
POLISHED ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/ EAGLE Figure 1 3/8" SUPER NICE
$129.99
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HUGE ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE BIG DETAILED ROOSTER Figure   2 3/16
HUGE ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE BIG DETAILED ROOSTER Figure 2 3/16" 2.176"
$345.00
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ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/ BIG FISH Figure   1 3/4
ANTIQUE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE w/ BIG FISH Figure 1 3/4"+ FANTASTIC DETAIL
$129.99
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1870's-90's German Hand-Made Wild Bird Sulphide Marble 1-1/32
1870's-90's German Hand-Made Wild Bird Sulphide Marble 1-1/32" Mint
$165.00
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