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Venetian Dream
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Venetian Dream.

WINNER
2011 Grand Collection Award
International Cue Collectors Show
St. Louis, MO


The Venetian Dream was originally inspired by a broken antique China dinner plate, Richard used portions of the plates’ patterns to create this piece that reminds him of the Italian romance period. He was never able to identify who or when the plate was made but glass factories near Venice was his best guess.

The woods he choose to work with were curly Koa from Hawaii, Rewa Rewa from New Zealand and reserve Coco Bolo from Costa Rica. Then stirred the pot with a dash of sterling silver, a few pinches of abalone – a large tablespoon of ivory and up pops his creation. He considers this to be his best work so far.

The custom joint cap protectors are from curly Koa and the butt cap is hand carved as well as inlaid. This cue is the only time he has ever inlaid the ivory joint and the ivory butt plate.

The presentation case was made from an exceptional piece of curly/burled/Koa with inlays similar to the cue and the extra embellishment of hand carving.

Richard worked on this piece for over seven months.

Collector number: 04/2011
Weight: 20.1 oz.
Length: 57.5 in
Shafts: 2 x 13mm (inlaid)



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