Marbles

Marbles

Are a small spherical toy often made from glass, clay, steel, plastic or agate. These balls vary in size. Most commonly, they are about 1 cm (12 in) in diameter. But they may range from less than 1 mm (130 in) to over 8 cm (3 in), while some art glass marbles for display purposes are over 30 cm (12 in) wide. And can be used for a variety of games called marbles. They are often collected. Both for nostalgia and for their aesthetic colors. In the North of England the objects and the game are called “taws”, with larger taws being called bottle washers after the use of a marble in Codd-neck bottles, which were often collected for play.

As art are high-quality collectible and have arisin out of the art glass movement. They are sometimes referred to as contemporary glass marbles to differentiate them from collectible antiques, and are spherical works of art glass.

Collectible contemporary and are made mostly in the United States by individual artists.

Art art is usually around 50mm (a size also known as a “toe breaker”), but can vary, depending on the artist and the print.

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