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Colllection of marbles in box

Object Number: 
INV.7904
Date: 
1800-1920
Medium: 
Glass, ceramic, paper, mica, paint
Dimensions: 
box: 2 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 34.3 x 15.9 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on top of cigar box: "FABRICA DE TABACOS/DE/H. UPMANN/HABANA/[trademark and other inscriptions throughout]" lithographed: on front of cigar box: "[trademark] 25 - Tres Tubos - 25" lithographed: on each side of cigar box: "[trademark]"
Description: 
Cigar box with collection of 139 marbles inside, of various sizes and colors: 12 white latticinio core swirls, 1 green glass white latticinio core swirl, 3 yellow latticinio core swirls, 14 divided core swirls, 1 naked divided core swirl, 9 solid core swirl, 11 ribbon core swirls, 5 Joseph's Coat swirls, 2 banded or coreless swirls, 1 banded opaque, 4 miscellaneous opaques, 2 end of day Onionskins (with mica), 2 green micas, 1 clear mica, 2 clearies, 40 clays (natural), 7 lined clays, 8 brown Benningtons, 2 blue Benningtons, and 12 miscellaneous glazed marbles; cigar box divided into 3 compartments, lithographed with various inscriptions and seals.
Gallery Label: 
According to the registrar's note on the cigar box, these marbles were the gift of E. Lawrence Sampter in 1957.
Credit Line: 
Gift of E. Lawrence Sampter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group