Six hand-formed clay marbles — one large speckled blue marble and five smaller mottled white marbles — rest upon the white corduroy jacket with the brown cotton collar, packed for travel in the suitcase  on display at the Angel Island Immigration Station.
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Angel Island Suitcase: Clay Marbles (2011)
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Six hand-formed clay marbles — one large speckled blue marble and five smaller mottled white marbles — rest upon the white corduroy jacket with the brown cotton collar, packed for travel in the suitcase on display at the Angel Island Immigration Station.
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An exhibit at the Angel Island Immigration Station shows six clay marbles packed for travel in the suitcase of a Russian immigrant.

Marble collectors know that the smaller white unglazed marbles are called "Chinas," marbles made of china or porcelain clay. The larger blue marble is called a "Bennington," a a type of glazed clay marble identifiable by both the coloring and the little “eyes” that they have on them. These are spots where the marbles were touching each other while they were being fired, resulting in those spots being uncolored and unglazed.
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2011 Andi Wong
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Andi Wong
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