These bullseyes may occur as the "solid eye," "doughnut eye," or "multiple ring" styles. Toward the end of and additional discovery was made in the drainage system used by the factory. A Cloud is similar to an onionskin, but has flecks of colors that are not stretched, but which form spots within the glass. The colors are typically opaque, though translucent strands do occur, especially in white examples. White Latticinio Swirl. Solid Core Swirls come in several different forms, though the one pervasive trait all have is that the core appears solid, with no or at the very most minor openings. Limestone marbles were manufactured by first being cut into small cubes.
These Chinas are early ca. A black marble represented a "no" vote and a white marble represented a "yes" vote. Usually, the mica will all swirl in the same direction, though it may also seem to float randomly within the marble. There are few machine made marbles that are as completely swathed in awe and reverence by collectors as the Christensen World's Best Guinea ," which was named, it has been said, because it reminded workers at the factory of the colors of the guinea hens which roamed the company grounds. Most of these dyed marbles were in shades of blue and red.
This is a rare, early type that can either have two opposing such flowers or be part of a polychrome flowering wreath motif. Single Pontil Hand Made Slag. Dubbed the "French Drain" site, it yielded multitudes of marbles, again many of them experimental varieties that did not "make the grade. Another type, the Moss Agate, has a fluorescent milky light brownish white base with a translucent colored patch covering up to one half of the marble. Trilevel Solid Core Swirl. Hill left the company in and joined up with Rankin and Marsh.
Hand cut agates are typically faceted, as they were ground by hand into spheres. These are much more scarce than are regular Guineas. The astounding part is, stars come in almost all of the shades of the rainbow. Banded, or striped, Chinas are very rare and were probably made mostly in the ca. This find was termed the "Old Annex" site.