March 15, 2008

Dancing Horse Sulphide circa Late 1800s

marbles, glass, sulphide, horse, dancing, Germany, 1800sThis rare handmade German "donut hole" sulphide measures 1 9/16". Donut hole refers to the area of the figure with no clay. Donut hole sulphides are hard to make because the glass must be folded completely over the figure. Thus, because of the folding, it's also quite rare to find them without air bubbles.

2 comments:

Robyn said...

I have a similar paperweight to this one. A dancing horse in clear glass sphere resting on a cut blue glass base. Also one of a sitting lady.

Joan said...

Thanks for the comment Robyn. Send photos and I'll post them!!