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Marbles (106) and container

Marbles (106) and container
Title
Marbles (106) and container
Date 
1800-1920
Medium 
Glass, ceramic, iron, tin, paper, mica, paint
Dimensions 
Overall (container): 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 4 in. (5.7 x 15.9 x 10.2 cm)
Description 
Tinned sheet iron container with collection of 106 marbles inside, of various sizes and colors: 1 white latticinio core swirl, 3 divided core swirls, 1 solid core swirl, 7 Joseph's Coat swirls, 6 swirls, 1 green mica, 18 opaques, 18 clays (natural), 5 lined clays, 6 crockery, 27 brown Benningtons, 3 blue Benningtons, 4 Fancy Benningtons, and 4 lined chinas; container painted with abstract sunburst pattern, painted green, yellow, and red, with card attached to top of container, with printed image of two children playing with game composed of circular, flat disks.
Object Number 
INV.8070a-ccccc
Marks 
engraved: on back of container: "SOMERS BROS. BROOKLYN, N.Y./ PAT APL 29. 1829"
Gallery Label 
This grouping of marbles is part of a larger collection, originally found together in the container described here.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group