March 7, 2008

End of Day Indian Swirl

marbles, glass, indian swirl, end of day, Marble Forum, marbleforum.orgEnd of day marbles are some of the rarest handmade marbles. They have a single pontil, and typically, a multitude of colors.

The single pontil results from the fact that an End of Day marble is the final marble made from a glass cane. For a swirl marble, the glass cane can look like a large, straight, glass candycane. Five to twenty five marbles would typically be made from one cane, with the final one being the End of day marble. So, because they are the final marbles made from a cane, they have just one pontil, and typically, a multitude of colors; which can sometimes look like an onionskin or splaches of color.

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