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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 German Handmade Sulphide Marble - Dog Sitting - 1 27/64
Antique German Handmade Sulphide Marble - Dog Sitting - 1 27/64"
$26.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 15m
Antique German Handmade Sulphide Marble - Number 2 - 1 37/64
Antique German Handmade Sulphide Marble - Number 2 - 1 37/64" Polished
$36.55 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 31m
Antique German Handmade Sulphide Marble - Number 6 - 1 23/64
Antique German Handmade Sulphide Marble - Number 6 - 1 23/64" Polished
$36.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 27m
Large Antique German Sulphide Rooster Marble
Large Antique German Sulphide Rooster Marble
$29.99
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 7m
German Sulphide Marble With Bear
German Sulphide Marble With Bear
$40.00
Time Remaining: 15h 7m
Handmade German Sulfide Marble, Purple tinted glass with stallion perfect 2 3/8!
Handmade German Sulfide Marble, Purple tinted glass with stallion perfect 2 3/8!
$144.50 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 7m
VINTAGE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE / LARGE  1.68
VINTAGE GERMAN SULPHIDE MARBLE / LARGE 1.68" or 42.7 mm. SULFIDE FROG
$49.99
Time Remaining: 16d 6h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
ANTIQUE CA. 1890'S SULFIDE GLASS MARBLE WITH WILD BOAR AUTHENTIC
ANTIQUE CA. 1890'S SULFIDE GLASS MARBLE WITH WILD BOAR AUTHENTIC
$29.50
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 7m
ANTIQUE CA. 1890'S SULFIDE GLASS MARBLE WITH SQUIRREL AUTHENTIC
ANTIQUE CA. 1890'S SULFIDE GLASS MARBLE WITH SQUIRREL AUTHENTIC
$29.50
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 7m
Antique Sulphide Marble Cat
Antique Sulphide Marble Cat
$35.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 22m
Handmade German Sulfide Marble, Purple tinted glass with animal, perfect 1 1/4
Handmade German Sulfide Marble, Purple tinted glass with animal, perfect 1 1/4"!
$36.01 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 26m
VINTAGE 1.35
VINTAGE 1.35" GIRL SITTING SULPHIDE MARBLE EXCELLENT [email protected]@K
$164.77
Time Remaining: 21d 16h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $164.77

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