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Ro Purser Marbles For Sale


These marbles come from one of the world's most renown glass artists, Ro Purser, who has been working with glass for over 4 decades! Ro is one of THE greatest glass artists of our time, and we are privileged that he has chosen to devote most of that talent, time and energy to making these spherical marbleous creations. It is simply astounding glass, etched in time as some of the most amazing glass art ever created. Ro is credited, along with his friend and fellow famous glass artist Richard Marquis, with creating the world's first art glass marbles, at a Ren Faire in northern California back in 1973. These were simply cane style marbles based on early German hand-made swirls, but they were sold as collectors items at the faire after people watched them being made. The overwhelming positive reaction to them caused the 'Noble Effort' team of Purser and Marquis to go on to create the first Murrini Spheres in the late 70's and early 80's, some of the most coveted marbles that exist in the world today.

Each marble Ro makes takes many days to complete, and in fact weeks and months when you view the entire process from start to finish, including the laborious process of creating so much murrini cane used in the marbles. These are some of the most premium marbles you'll ever find, legendary in the technical aspects necessary to achieve them, and stunningly beautiful in the artistic as well. As Ro will attest, he is the only person in the world crazy enough to even try something like this, much less to continue to repeat the painstaking process over and over again. Your contemporary collection will never be complete until it has a Ro Purser marble in it!

Please click on a gallery to see more images of each marble and to purchase available marbles. I ship worldwide.

#12: Gossamer Glory Size: 2.60 Price: $800
:: #12: "Gossamer Glory" Size: 2.60" Price: $800 ::
#14: cROak Size: 2.56 Price: $750
:: #14: "cROak" Size: 2.56" Price: $750 ::
#16: Ro-bit Size: 2.66 Price: $750
:: #16: "Ro-bit" Size: 2.66" Price: $750 ::
#65: Ro Purser & Richard Marquis: Noble Effort Size: 2.44 Price: $5,000
:: #65: Ro Purser & Richard Marquis: "Noble Effort" Size: 2.44" Price: $5,000 ::
#69: Wide Glide Size: 2.83 Price: $700
:: #69: "Wide Glide" Size: 2.83" Price: $700  ::
#71: Marble Shooter Size: 2.60 Price: $1,000
:: #71: "Marble Shooter" Size: 2.60" Price: $1,000  ::
Murrini Legacy Size: 2.62 Price: SOLD
:: "Murrini Legacy" Size: 2.62" Price: SOLD ::
Arte' NeuRo Delicacy Size: 2.32 Price: SOLD
:: "Arte' NeuRo Delicacy" Size: 2.32" Price: SOLD  ::
Arte' NeuRo Delight Size: 2.48 Price: SOLD
:: "Arte' NeuRo Delight" Size: 2.48" Price: SOLD  ::
Star Stud Size: 2.84 Price: SOLD
:: "Star Stud" Size: 2.84" Price: SOLD ::
Cupid's Quarry Size: 2.45 Price: SOLD
:: "Cupid's Quarry" Size: 2.45" Price: SOLD  ::
Latticane-O Man Who Would Not Be King Size: 0.54/1.83 Price: SOLD
:: "Latticane-O Man Who Would Not Be King" Size: 0.54"/1.83" Price: SOLD  ::
Cupid's Last Stand Size: 0.65/1.88 Price: SOLD
:: "Cupid's Last Stand" Size: 0.65"/1.88" Price: SOLD  ::
Latticane-O Steer Size: 0.53/1.85 Price: SOLD
:: "Latticane-O Steer" Size: 0.53"/1.85" Price: SOLD ::
Latticane-O Man Who Would Not Be King Size: 0.52/1.12 Price: SOLD
:: "Latticane-O Man Who Would Not Be King" Size: 0.52"/1.12" Price: SOLD ::
Latticane-O Wolf  Size: 0.56/1.32  Price: SOLD
:: "Latticane-O Wolf" Size: 0.56"/1.32" Price: SOLD ::
40 Pieces of Ro Size: 3.22 Price: SOLD
:: "40 Pieces of Ro" Size: 3.22" Price: SOLD  ::
Latticane-O Gearhead Size: 0.48/1.31 Price: SOLD
:: "Latticane-O Gearhead" Size: 0.48"/1.31" Price: SOLD  ::
Latticane-O Dodo Size: 0.51/1.81 Price: SOLD
:: "Latticane-O Dodo" Size: 0.51"/1.81" Price: SOLD ::
Latticane-O Goldfish Size: 0.50/1.76 Price: SOLD
:: "Latticane-O Goldfish" Size: 0.50"/1.76" Price: SOLD ::
Latticane-O Fly Size: 0.53/1.83 Price: SOLD
:: "Latticane-O Fly" Size: 0.53"/1.83" Price: SOLD ::
Noble Effort: Rockacino #1  Size: 3.96 W x 2.72 H  Price: SOLD
:: Noble Effort: "Rockacino #1" Size: 3.96" W x 2.72" H Price: SOLD  ::
40 Blue Sky Connections Size: 3.22 Price: SOLD
:: "40 Blue Sky Connections" Size: 3.22" Price: SOLD  ::
Goldfish Size: 3.15 Price: SOLD
:: "Goldfish" Size: 3.15" Price: SOLD  ::
Really Free Willy Size: 3.31 Price: SOLD
:: "Really Free Willy" Size: 3.31" Price: SOLD  ::
Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: Cisco Red Size: 2.15 Price: SOLD
:: Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: "Cisco Red" Size: 2.15" Price: SOLD  ::
Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: Cisco Blue Size: 2.13 Price: SOLD
:: Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: "Cisco Blue" Size: 2.13" Price: SOLD  ::
Historical Connections Size: 2.63 Price: SOLD
:: "Historical Connections" Size: 2.63" Price: SOLD ::
Royal Genusaurus Size: 3.56 Price: SOLD
:: "Royal Genusaurus" Size: 3.56" Price: SOLD ::
Sky Window Size: 2.58 Price: SOLD
:: "Sky Window" Size: 2.58" Price: SOLD ::
Murrini 2005 Size: 3.12 Price: SOLD
:: "Murrini 2005" Size: 3.12" Price: SOLD ::
Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: Cisco Blue Size: 2.12 Price: SOLD
:: Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: "Cisco Blue" Size: 2.12" Price: SOLD ::
Fly Ball Size: 3.30 Price: SOLD
:: "Fly Ball" Size: 3.30" Price: SOLD ::
Cupid's Quest Size: 2.52 Price: SOLD
:: "Cupid's Quest" Size: 2.52" Price: SOLD ::
Genusaurus Size: 3.02 Price: SOLD
:: "Genusaurus" Size: 3.02" Price: SOLD ::
Noble Effort: Rockacino #2  Size: 5.21 W x 2.95 H  Price: SOLD
:: Noble Effort: "Rockacino #2" Size: 5.21" W x 2.95" H Price: SOLD ::
Creation's Vantage Point Size: 2.63 Price: SOLD
:: "Creation's Vantage Point" Size: 2.63" Price: SOLD ::
Murrini 2000 Size: 2.01 Price: SOLD
:: "Murrini 2000" Size: 2.01" Price: SOLD ::
Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: Cisco Bubbles Size: 2.14 Price: SOLD
:: Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: "Cisco Bubbles" Size: 2.14" Price: SOLD ::
Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: Cisco Blue Size: 2.11 Price: SOLD
:: Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: "Cisco Blue" Size: 2.11" Price: SOLD ::
Noble Effort: Irridescent Rock  Size: 4.04 x 3.69 x 2.85 tall  Price: SOLD
:: Noble Effort: "Irridescent Rock" Size: 4.04" x 3.69" x 2.85" tall Price: SOLD ::
Murrini 2003 Size: 2.63 Price: SOLD
:: "Murrini 2003" Size: 2.63" Price: SOLD ::
Noah's Window - Mission of Hope Size: 2.70 Price: SOLD
:: "Noah's Window - Mission of Hope" Size: 2.70" Price: SOLD ::
Arte' NeuRo Festivus Size: 3.54 Price: SOLD
:: "Arte' NeuRo Festivus" Size: 3.54" Price: SOLD  ::
The Noblest Effort Size: 1.69 Price: SOLD
:: "The Noblest Effort" Size: 1.69" Price: SOLD ::
The Strut Size: 2.79 Price: SOLD
:: "The Strut" Size: 2.79" Price: SOLD ::
Magical Marquis Size: 1.71 Price: SOLD
:: "Magical Marquis" Size: 1.71" Price: SOLD  ::
40 Year Murrini #2 Size: 3.00 Price: SOLD
:: "40 Year Murrini #2" Size: 3.00" Price: SOLD ::
40 Year Murrini Special Size: 3.10 Price: SOLD
:: "40 Year Murrini Special" Size: 3.10" Price: SOLD  ::
Majestic Tapestry Size: 3.26 Price: SOLD
:: "Majestic Tapestry" Size: 3.26" Price: SOLD ::
Ro 2002   Size: 2.55 Price: SOLD
:: "Ro 2002" Size: 2.55" Price: SOLD ::
40 Year Murrini #3 Size: 3.13 Price: SOLD
:: "40 Year Murrini #3" Size: 3.13" Price: SOLD ::
Arte' NeuRo Giganto Size: 3.48 Price: SOLD
:: "Arte' NeuRo Giganto" Size: 3.48" Price: SOLD ::
Murrini 2013 Size: 2.59 Price: SOLD
:: "Murrini 2013" Size: 2.59" Price: SOLD ::
40 Year Murrini #1 Size: 2.95 Price: SOLD
:: "40 Year Murrini #1" Size: 2.95" Price: SOLD ::
Man in the Moon   Size: 2.87 Price: SOLD
:: "Man in the Moon" Size: 2.87" Price: SOLD ::
Murrini 2002 Size: 2.50 Price: SOLD
:: "Murrini 2002" Size: 2.50" Price: SOLD ::
Noah's Window Size: 2.68 Price: SOLD
:: "Noah's Window" Size: 2.68" Price: SOLD ::
Jumbo Murrini Sphere Size: 3.26 Price: SOLD
:: "Jumbo Murrini Sphere" Size: 3.26" Price: SOLD ::
Red, White and Ro Size: 2.29 Price: SOLD
:: "Red, White and Ro" Size: 2.29" Price: SOLD ::
fROgs Size: 2.69 Price: SOLD
:: "fROgs" Size: 2.69" Price: SOLD ::
Stratopurser Size: 2.66 Price: SOLD
:: "Stratopurser" Size: 2.66" Price: SOLD ::
Murrini Sphere Plus Size: 2.44 Price: SOLD
:: "Murrini Sphere Plus" Size: 2.44" Price: SOLD ::
Farmhouse Size: 2.64 Price: SOLD
:: "Farmhouse" Size: 2.64" Price: SOLD ::
Arte' NeuRo Size: 2.84 Price: SOLD
:: "Arte' NeuRo" Size: 2.84" Price: SOLD ::
Ultimate Noble Effort Size: 3.25 Price: SOLD
:: "Ultimate Noble Effort" Size: 3.25" Price: SOLD ::
Noble Effort Style Size: 3.24 Price: SOLD
:: "Noble Effort Style" Size: 3.24" Price: SOLD ::
Running Man Film Strip Size: 3.08 Price: SOLD
:: "Running Man Film Strip" Size: 3.08" Price: SOLD ::
Chicken and Ant Dance Size: 2.67 Price: SOLD
:: "Chicken and Ant Dance" Size: 2.67" Price: SOLD ::
Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: Cisco Blue Size: 2.08 Price: SOLD
:: Glass Eye Studio with Ro Purser: "Cisco Blue" Size: 2.08" Price: SOLD ::
Murrini Sphere Size: 2.47 Price: SOLD
:: "Murrini Sphere" Size: 2.47" Price: SOLD ::