I. Unidentified old cues:

'one-piece' butts.

1 to 5.

Probably German, wiith wooden joints. 1 is carved and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. 2 is hand carved (for details, see Section L 2 e) and its ring is made of brass. 3 has 4 points and a brass sleeve. 4 is also a '4-point' and is made of palissandre, maple and ivory. 5 is carved and has 2 opposite triangles but no points (uncommon configuration). 2, 3 and 4 are very heavy: 540, 680 and 560 g, respectively. The light and dark woods of 3 and 5, separated by a white ring, are joined with a wooden screw.


Made of several woods and the metal screw of its shaft is quite fine (Brunswick?).

7.German cue?

'4-point' made of Macassar ebony, maple and ivory (probably of German origin). Bevelled and adorned with 2 opposite signed triangular plates. Rounded 'Vignaux' style shaft

with a long wooden screw (Finck ?).

Finck screw?


Fancy turned and made of several woods (Hénin Aîné ?).


An old '4-point' cue with wooden joint. Maple and amaranth inlaid with mother-of-pearl and light fibre.


Looking like a St-Michel.


Note the white collar of the shaft.


The butt decoration is original. The 2 big round inlays are made of mother-of-pearl. The shaft is provided with a brass screw and a small red collar.

The 'bottle' shaped butts 10 to 12 probably date from before 1940 because their collar is only about 20 mm in diameter (see Section L 1 b).

'two-piece' butts.



Two 'bottle' shaped German models that are more than 25 years old. They are uncommon because their weight may be varied by interposition of brass discs, not in the butt end, but close to their equilibrium point (Boetzel's cues ?).

'three-piece' butts.

15.German cue?

16.German cue

Carved and inlaid, dating from 1950-60. The joints (big screws) are in wood and the shaft joints (thin screws) are in brass. The cue maker is probably Boetzel (Germany).


With a deeply carved rosewood handle.