Colllection of marbles in box
Glass, ceramic, paper, mica, paint
box: 2 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 34.3 x 15.9 cm )
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]"
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.
According to the registrar's note on the cigar box, these marbles were the gift of E. Lawrence Sampter in 1957.
Gift of E. Lawrence Sampter
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