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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.

Ape Monkey Chimp Gorilla Animal Glass Sulphide Vintage Hand Made Marble Nice See
Ape Monkey Chimp Gorilla Animal Glass Sulphide Vintage Hand Made Marble Nice See
$15.50 (15 Bids)
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Beautiful Antique Large 1 5/8
Beautiful Antique Large 1 5/8" Sulphide Marble with Standing Bear
$85.00
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1 & 5/8
1 & 5/8" Wounded Warrior Horse German Handmade Sulphide Marble (10T)
$5.50 (3 Bids)
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Antique EAGLE Sulphide Marble Pre-1900
Antique EAGLE Sulphide Marble Pre-1900
$300.00
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--   FANTASTIC! SQUIRREL WITH NUT SULFIDE ANTIQUE MARBLE
-- FANTASTIC! SQUIRREL WITH NUT SULFIDE ANTIQUE MARBLE
$76.00 (7 Bids)
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Vintage / Antique 1800s Handmade German Sulphide Marble Standing Dog Inside RARE
Vintage / Antique 1800s Handmade German Sulphide Marble Standing Dog Inside RARE
$119.99
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OLD SULPHIDE WHITE ANIMAL
OLD SULPHIDE WHITE ANIMAL "SHEEP" HANDMADE 1-3/8 " MARBLE W/NEW STAND
$139.00
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Antique large Sulphide Marble (cow) Germany, late 1800s
Antique large Sulphide Marble (cow) Germany, late 1800s
$120.00
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Antique Parrot Sulfide Marble LSDE 93
Antique Parrot Sulfide Marble LSDE 93
$39.99
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SULFIDE MARBLE Vtg Antique Old German Large Shooter Clear Standing Dog 1 5/8 Dia
SULFIDE MARBLE Vtg Antique Old German Large Shooter Clear Standing Dog 1 5/8 Dia
$64.95
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Vintage Sulphide Marble, Seated Dog Animal Figure,Transparent Base
Vintage Sulphide Marble, Seated Dog Animal Figure,Transparent Base
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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#10di Vintage German Sulphide Marble With Unknown Animal 1.51 Inches *Polished*
#10di Vintage German Sulphide Marble With Unknown Animal 1.51 Inches *Polished*
$56.99
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