Vitro Agate Company. The bands are usually multicolored but are sometimes single colored. Mica Onionskin. Christensen Identification Page. Navarre Transitional Slags. Oxblood is found only extremely rarely.
When strands occur at equidistantly spaced intervals and are very close together all the way around the marble, the marble is considered "caged.
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Banded Indian Swirl. Though useful in placing them into neatly fitting categories, there is nothing heuristically meaningful about such classification because it merely reflects the skill, time, and care put into finishing a marble. Opaque Banded Lutz Swirl. Pinch Pontil Transitional Slags often have the classic "nine and tail" swirl of hand-gathered marbles and a pontil that may be hard to see but which will be present in the form of a tiny straight line. Sometimes large bubbles occur in the glass, often adhering to the figurine and often obscuring its appearance. At one of these factories, the J. The same holds true for handmade marbles, which evince a variety of pontil styles, though it should be emphasized that some research has demonstrated overall changes in the finishing technique of handmade marbles through time.