Featured Old ball of what?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by scoutshouse, May 28, 2020.

  1. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Not sure where to post this, but I believe it's old, so here I go:

    This thing has a vitreous, glassy quality to it.

    I always wondered if it wasn't some kind of gather of milk glass (to be used as a marble??), but it's too "dirty" looking - not a bad thing - meaning more natural or formed by nature.

    It is cool to the touch and a pretty good size.

    Last edited: May 28, 2020
  2. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    Bezoar? Not sure.
  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Fossilised Ambergris ?
  4. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Quartz pebble?
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  5. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    that thing a child digs out of a dead fish's eye but from a whale?
  7. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    What is that eyeball thing called? Can knife it out of a dead fish? :D
  8. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Sometimesgetsitright

    Throw it against the wall. If it leaves a hole then
    it is probably a rock.:bag::bag:
  9. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

  10. Greg D

    Greg D New Member

    Might be one of the first handmade marbles?
  11. Greg D

    Greg D New Member

    Clay or Crockery Marble?
  12. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    We call them "Lucky Stones" - the Sheephead in Lake Erie have them. They are actually an "Earbone" and get bigger as the fish grow.
  13. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Rock abuse! :)


    It came along with this, partly why i wondered if it was some kind of primitive playing stone. But I doubt it.

    Seems to have formed under high heat+pressure+time. Accidentally or intentionally, I have no idea.

    (maybe others?)
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  14. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    It looks a little like a river tumbled piece of quartz.
  15. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    There is my matzo ball from Passover.
  16. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    King Kong's souvenir kidney stone. Or he lost one o' tw... nev'a mind :muted:
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  17. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    They do look sort of like bezoars - stones formed in the digestive tract of ruminants:
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  18. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Could it be either one???? :
    Spermaceti - Wikipedia
    Spermaceti is a waxy substance found in the head cavities of the sperm whale Spermaceti is created in the spermaceti organ inside the whale's head. This organ may contain as much as 1,900 litres (500 US gal) of spermaceti. ... and physically very similar to spermaceti and may be used in many of the same applications.

    Ambergris - Wikipedia
    Ambergris ambergrease, or grey amber, is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish colour produced in the digestive system of sperm whales. Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odor. It acquires a sweet, earthy scent as it ages, commonly likened to the ... The word "amber" comes from the same source, but it has been applied ...

    AND, just as a FUN FACT!!!!!......
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  19. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Thought same!
  20. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    No kidding! Thanks, Rayo! I had no idea fish had an earbone!! :eek::D:p
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