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Auction Description for Morphy's: MORPHY AUCTIONS Fri., Dec. 13th, 2013 Auction
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MORPHY AUCTIONS Fri., Dec. 13th, 2013 Auction

by Morphy Auctions


833 lots with images

December 13, 2013

Live Auction

2000 North Reading Road

Denver, PA, 17517 USA

Phone: +1-717-335-3435

Fax: +1-717-336-7115

Email: morphy@morphyauctions.com

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Early Period Pinwheel China Marble.

Lot 1: Early Period Pinwheel China Marble.

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Description: Unglazed with red pinwheels and green center bands around marble. Beautiful example. Small as made surface debri.Condition (9.3). Size 23/32" Dia.

Condition Report: (9.3).

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Outstanding Unglazed China Marble.

Lot 2: Outstanding Unglazed China Marble.

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Description: Unglazed early period china with a wreath of red flowers and green leafs encircling marble. Ends have star like pattern. One end blue and the opposite grey. There is some grey in the background.Condition (9.3). Size 13/16" Dia.

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Girl with Dog Sulphide Marble.

Lot 3: Girl with Dog Sulphide Marble.

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Description: Girl in dress holding basket with left arm and petting dog with right arm. Unusual well-centered figure with nice detail. Small fracture to body of girl and dog but figure is still intact.Condition (9.1). Size 2 - 1/32" Dia.

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Sulphide Clown Marble.

Lot 4: Sulphide Clown Marble.

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Description: Clown figure standing with arms behind back. Appears to be wearing a Harlequin outfit and a peaked hat. Figure is well-centered with nice detail. This marble has been polished and appears to have some surface reflections still showing. Size 1 - 19/32" Dia.

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Aqua Glass Cat Sulphide Marble.

Lot 5: Aqua Glass Cat Sulphide Marble.

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Description: Seated cat in light aqua glass. Figure is slightly low in marble. This marble has been lightly polished with minor pitting throughout surface.Condition (8.8 Buffed). Size 1 - 19/32" Dia.

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Santa Claus Sulphide Marble.

Lot 6: Santa Claus Sulphide Marble.

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Description: This figure has always been called Santa Claus. Coat is shorter than what original Santa is known to wear, possibly an elf. Figure has great detail with nice silver effect. Minor chips.Condition (8.8). Size 1 - 15/32" Dia.

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Single Pontil End of Day Marble.

Lot 7: Single Pontil End of Day Marble.

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Description: White base with golden yellow and red spotting.Condition (8.7). Size 1 3/8" Dia.

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Single Pontil End of Day Marble.

Lot 8: Single Pontil End of Day Marble.

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Description: Yellow base with green, red with some white spotting of colors. Nice tail twist of color opposite pontil end of marble.Condition (8.5).

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Large 4-Paneled Onionskin Marble.

Lot 9: Large 4-Paneled Onionskin Marble.

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Description: Two opposing panels of yellow and orange and two opposing panels of yellow and green. Surface has an as-made pontil break and also shows wear and small chips.Condition (8.7). Size 2 - 7/32" Dia.

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Large 6-Paneled Onionskin Marble.

Lot 10: Large 6-Paneled Onionskin Marble.

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Description: Two opposing panels of green and white, two opposing panels of orange and red, and two opposing panels of pink and white. Surface shows wear and scratching with several surface chips.Condition (8.5). Size 2 - 9/32" Dia.

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Large Non-Paneled Onionskin.

Lot 11: Large Non-Paneled Onionskin.

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Description: White base with red, turquoise, and a little yellow spotting. This marble has been polished with pontils still present. One surface blowout is still showing.Condition (Polished). Size 2 - 1/8" Dia.

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Large Onionskin Marble with Mica.

Lot 12: Large Onionskin Marble with Mica.

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Description: Nice spotting of turquoise, yellow, white, and some red with fine mica dispersed throughout. As-made small hot spots. Faceted pontil.Condition (9.2). Size 2 - 1/32" Dia.

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Large 4-Paneled Onionskin Marble with Mica.

Lot 13: Large 4-Paneled Onionskin Marble with Mica.

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Description: Two opposing panels of dark green and yellow and two opposing panels of orange and yellow. Heavy mica throughout marble. Nice faceted pontil. Circular subsurface reflection and small moon chip.Condition (8.7). Size 2 - 3/32" Dia.

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12-Lobed Onionskin Marble.

Lot 14: 12-Lobed Onionskin Marble.

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Description: White base with nice blue and red spotting of colors. Large shallow chips near bottom faceted pontil.Condition (8.4). Size 2 - 7/16" Dia.

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4 Lobed Onionskin with Suspended Mica.

Lot 15: 4 Lobed Onionskin with Suspended Mica.

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Description: Two opposing panels of yellow and green. Two opposing panels of yellow and red. Nice four deep lobed with heavy Blizzard Mica. Large shallow chip near bottom pontil. Surface moon reflection.Condition (8.7). Size 1 25/32" Dia.

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Shrunken Core Onionskin with Outer Open Panels.

Lot 16: Shrunken Core Onionskin with Outer Open Panels.

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Description: Shrunken yellow ghost core with mica with two outer panels of green and white, with some red, and two open panels to see yellow core. Rare form for this marble. Outer surface has shallow 1/2" circle chip.Condition (8.8). Size 15/16" Dia.

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Large Onionskin Marble.

Lot 17: Large Onionskin Marble.

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Description: White base with great spotting colors of cobalt, red and some turquoise and yellow. Faceted pontil. Size 1 13/16" Dia. Condition 9.6

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Large Four-Panel Onionskin Marble.

Lot 18: Large Four-Panel Onionskin Marble.

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Description: Two opposing panels of gold, turquoise and white. Two opposing panels of turquoise white and a little blue and red. This marble has a small amount of mica. As made hot spots and surface micro pitting.Condition (9.0). Size 2 3/32" Dia.

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Lot of 3: Onionskin Marbles.

Lot 19: Lot of 3: Onionskin Marbles.

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Description: The smallest has pulled color of white, green, red, brown, and blue. The second is a multicolored four panel in white, yellow, cobalt and baby blue, and green. The largest is yellow base with round spotting of red and green.Condition (8.5 - 8.8). Size 1 - 5/16" to 1 - 5/8" Dia.

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Lot of 4: Onionskin Marbles.

Lot 20: Lot of 4: Onionskin Marbles.

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Description: Includes four multicolor onionskins.Condition (8.6 - 8.9) Size 7/8" to 1 - 1/2" Dia.

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Lot of 2: Onionskin Marbles.

Lot 21: Lot of 2: Onionskin Marbles.

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Description: Both are yellow base with orange spotting.Condition (8.6 - 8.9). Size 1 - 23/32" Dia.

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Large White Latticino Swirl Marble.

Lot 22: Large White Latticino Swirl Marble.

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Description: White latticino core with outer decoration consisting of blue and white bands alternating with pink and orange bands. Surface shows wear and play pitting.Condition (8.6). Size 2 - 11/32" Dia.

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Large Divided Core Swirl Marble.

Lot 23: Large Divided Core Swirl Marble.

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Description: Large multicolor divided core with outer decoration consisting of sets of yellow and white latticino. Faceted pontil.Condition (8.5). Size 2 - 3/8" Dia.

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Large 3-Stage Solid Core Swirl Marble.

Lot 24: Large 3-Stage Solid Core Swirl Marble.

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Description: Core consists of bands of red applied on white core. 2nd stage consists of blue bands underlaid with white alternating with green bands underlaid with yellow. Outer decoration consists of three yellow latticino bands alternating with sets of three white latticino bands. Faceted pontil. Surface shows subsurface reflection, scratching, and minor chipping.Condition (8.6). Size 2 - 15/32" Dia.

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Stunning Orange Latticino Swirl Marble.

Lot 25: Stunning Orange Latticino Swirl Marble.

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Description: Orange latticino core. Outer decoration consisting of two opposing bands of bright orange accented with white and one band of transparent blue accented in white. Opposing band of transparent green accented with white. Great surface. As-made cold roll marks.Condition (9.4). Size 1 - 1/2" Dia.

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Lot of 2:Same Cane Red Latticino Swirl Marbles.

Lot 26: Lot of 2:Same Cane Red Latticino Swirl Marbles.

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Description: Core consists of three sets of ribbons made up of red latticino. Outer decoration consists of blue transparent bands accented with white bands.Condition (9.4). Size Each: 7/8" Dia.

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Lot of 2: Same Cane Red Latticino Swirl Marbles.

Lot 27: Lot of 2: Same Cane Red Latticino Swirl Marbles.

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Description: Red latticino core. Outer decoration consists of a white band alternating with a band of orange, transparent green, and blue bands. As-made indentation on both marbles.Condition (9.3). Size 3/4" and 25/32" Dia.

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Lot of 3: Colored Glass Swirl Marbles.

Lot 28: Lot of 3: Colored Glass Swirl Marbles.

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Description: Largest is a multicolored double ribbon in dark purple glass. This marble has a large as-made pontil break. Lot also includes one blue glass white latticino and one green glass yellow latticino.Condition (8.7 - 8.8). Size 17/32" to 7/8" Dia.

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Lot of 3: Colored Glass Swirl Marbles.

Lot 29: Lot of 3: Colored Glass Swirl Marbles.

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Description: Lot includes two yellow glass white latticino cores and one purple glass white latticino core.Condition (9.3 - 9.5). Size 5/8" to 27/32" Dia.

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Lot of 2: Swirl Marbles.

Lot 30: Lot of 2: Swirl Marbles.

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Description: The smaller marble is a double in multicolor, outer decoration consists of sets of alternating yellow and white latticino threads. The larger marble is a three stage double ribbon. Core has one ribbon that is red, white, blue, and yellow and another that is red, white, yellow, and green. Double ribbon core is surrounded by sets of yellow and white latticino. Outer decorations are separate bands of white, red, blue, and yellow bands. Small chips and surface wear.Condition (8.6 - 8.7). Size 2 - 1/16" to 2 - 3/32" Dia.

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Large Banded Lutz Marble.

Lot 31: Large Banded Lutz Marble.

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Description: Transparent clear base with purple bands.Condition (8.5). Size 1 - 15/32" Dia.

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Large Olive Green Banded Lutz Marble.

Lot 32: Large Olive Green Banded Lutz Marble.

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Description: Olive green transparent base with white bands. Has a large shallow chip, a small chip, and a surface bruise.Condition (8.4). Size 1 - 3/16" Dia.

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Banded Indian Lutz Marble.

Lot 33: Banded Indian Lutz Marble.

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Description: Black opaque base with two lutz bands bordered in white and one lutz band bordered in yellow. This marble has some minor surface scratching and one medium-sized chip near bottom pontil.Condition (8.6). Size 21/32" Dia.

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White Banded Lutz Marble.

Lot 34: White Banded Lutz Marble.

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Description: White opalescent base with orange bands.Condition (9.3). Size 25/32" Dia.

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Lot of 2: Lutz Marbles.

Lot 35: Lot of 2: Lutz Marbles.

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Description: The smaller is black opaque lutz with orange bands. The largest is a white opaque base with orange bands. This marble has shallow chip in lutz band.Condition (8.8 - 9.5). Size 19/32" to 5/8" Dia.

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Lot of 2: Lutz Marbles

Lot 36: Lot of 2: Lutz Marbles

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Description: The smaller has a custard semi opaque base with baby blue bands. The larger is a green glass lutz.Condition (8.6 - 8.7). Size 25/32" to 7/8" Dia.

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Lot of 6: Indian Marbles.

Lot 37: Lot of 6: Indian Marbles.

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Description: Lot of six multicolor Indian marbles.Condition (8.5 - 8.9). Size 9/16" to 3/4" Dia.

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Lot of 4: Clambroth Marbles.

Lot 38: Lot of 4: Clambroth Marbles.

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Description: The smallest is a cased clambroth white base with red line. Lot also includes three more white base one with blue lines. One with pink lines and one with green lines.Condition (9.0 - 9.5). Size 9/16" to 3/4" Dia.

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Lot of 4: Banded Opaque Marbles.

Lot 39: Lot of 4: Banded Opaque Marbles.

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Description: Lot includes four multicolor banded opaque.Condition (8.6 - 9.0). Size 21/32" to 11/16" Dia.

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Large Green Mica Marble.

Lot 40: Large Green Mica Marble.

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Description: Green transparent base loaded with mica. Marble has a subsurface annealing fracture. Chip near faceted pontil, surface wear and small fleabites.Condition (8.7). Size 2 - 1/8" Dia.

Condition Report: (8.7).

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Large Black Clambroth Marble.

Lot 41: Large Black Clambroth Marble.

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Description: Black opaque base with 16 white lines. Hard to find large clambroth. This marble has several surface chips. All white bands still intact.Condition (8.5). Size 2 - 1/16" Dia.

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Christensen Agate Cobalt Guinea Marble.

Lot 42: Christensen Agate Cobalt Guinea Marble.

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Description: Cobalt base with single pinch line. Minor pocket wear.Condition (8.9). Size 19/32" Dia.

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Christensen Flame Marble.

Lot 43: Christensen Flame Marble.

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Description: Mint green base with orange accented with brown flame tips. Beautiful fame pattern. One slight as-made roll mark on surface.Condition (9.4). Size 25/32" Dia.

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Christensen Clear Guinea Marble.

Lot 44: Christensen Clear Guinea Marble.

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Description: Clear base with two pinch lines. Nice color coverage. One small as-made cold roll mark.Condition (9.4). Size 5/8" Dia.

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Christensen Striped & Spotted Opaque Marble.

Lot 45: Christensen Striped & Spotted Opaque Marble.

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Description: Unusual black opaque base with baby blue and orange stripes and spotting. We have only seen two in this color and with this spotting effect. As-made hot spot and cold roll mark. Single pinch line.Condition (9.2). Size 9/16" Dia.

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Peltier Golden Rebel Marble.

Lot 46: Peltier Golden Rebel Marble.

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Description: Yellow base with red stripping and black adventure patches. Contains several small surface chips.Condition (8.5). Size 19/32" Dia.

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Akro Agate Hybrid Popeye.

Lot 47: Akro Agate Hybrid Popeye.

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Description: Clear base with white, blue and yellow. Accented on both sides with orange.Condition (9.7). Size 5/8" Dia.

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Akro Agate Hybrid Popeye Marble.

Lot 48: Akro Agate Hybrid Popeye Marble.

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Description: Mint green, yellow, white and red on a clear base. As made large circular cold roll mark on surface. Contains small micro chips.Condition (8.8). Size 3/4" Dia.

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Akro Agate Hybrid Popeye Marble.

Lot 49: Akro Agate Hybrid Popeye Marble.

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Description: Contains a clear base with white, yellow, green, blue and orange. Nice looking hybrid with a small chip and micro as-made hot spot.Condition (8.85). Size 5/8" Dia.

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Akro Agate Hybrid Popeye Marble.

Lot 50: Akro Agate Hybrid Popeye Marble.

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Description: Clear base with white, green, yellow, orange, and dark brown.Condition (9.8). Size 11/16" Dia.

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