gm2004 27/32" Early German LEIGHTON TRANSITIONAL

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27/32" Early German LEIGHTON TRANSITIONAL

Item# GM2004
The term TRANSITIONAL is a bit misleading here, in that the term transitionals, when referring to marbles, was to describe the transitioning of marble manufacturing from the hand-made to the machine-made processes. It has been determined that some of these single pontail "transitionals" were some of the earliest of the glass marbles ever made. Made in germany by a worker taking a glob of molten glass onto a punty and shaping it to a round ball and cutting it from the punty, then grinding the separation mark to finish making the marble round. Some of these grinding processes were an art form in themselves.
This is one of the earliest types and dates back to around 1850, when glass was first used to produce marbles. This one has an exquisitely ground pontail mark with the faceting very hard to see without rotating it under a bright light and lens. These are referred to as LEIGHTON TRANSITIONALs by collectors, and are extremely hard to find in this large size.
CONDITION: GOOD(+) There are no cracks, bruises, or major hits, and the integrity of the glass is in tact. There are lots of pinpricks and flead bites all around but the activity of the marble is visible from every view.
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Size 21.51mm or 0.846" at the equator.

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Price $80.00

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