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Stone Marbles

Stone Marbles

  • Place of origin:

    England (Made)

  • Date:

    Late Nineteenth Century (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sanded stone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Graeme Brudenell

  • Museum number:

    B.329:1 to 17-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These marbles were found on the banks of the River Thames by a professional 'Mudlark'. They are examples of late nineteenth century marbles, and are all almost completely plain. They are made of a stone, and therefore the colourings that are visible are naturally occurring.

Physical description

A selection of spherical marbles made from a variety of naturally coloured stone. The colours featured include reds, blacks, greys and creams. They are in a variety of sizes.

Place of Origin

England (Made)

Date

Late Nineteenth Century (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Sanded stone

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.2 cm Largest Marbles, Diameter: 1.3 cm Smallest Marble

Object history note

This marble, along with others that have been donated, were found on the banks of the Thames by a professional 'Mudlark'.

Descriptive line

A selection of stone marbles, naturally coloured in a variety of shades. Made in England in the late nineteenth century

Materials

Stone

Techniques

Sanding

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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