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Rose Roads and Mike Gong: "East Meets West Four" Size: 1.51" Price: SOLD

Good grief - I am surely going to run out of superlatives to describe THIS marble. WOW!!!! The dot stock fumacello master paired up with the teensy tiny dot master - it doesn't get much better than this folks!

This Rose Roads half is definitely one of my favorites of all - such a fascinating design, such a killer pattern, and SO flawlessly executed!! And then Mike laid it on to the marble PERFECTLY, so nice. How does Rose DO this, how does he lay out a pattern like that and stick to it as the hundreds and thousands of dots start to get laid on there? And I mean stick to it so the pattern stays perfect? It's not like he can draw the pattern on the hot glass or anything. Geez, this is crazy. No comprendo. But who cares if I understand it, because I LOOOOOVE IT!!!!!

I was really hoping that one or more of the artists would be able to create their marble in such a way that you would be able to see THROUGH their design to the backside of the Rose Roads design, because it looks KILLER in hand when you can see it like that. The RR back is almost as cool as the front! So Mike pulled that off, but what is CRAZY is that you're looking through some of the BEST FUMING IN THE WORLD in order to see Rose's design. I mean, check it out - you're looking through a TRIPLE FUMACELLO. Let's face it, it's almost a crime to look past glass like that, so you really shouldn't be doing it, because that is some of the world's finest glass all there by itself. But then you've got the Rose Roads behind it? Good gosh, what are marbles coming to???

Bravo Mike, a masterpiece design, and only a glass master like yourself could be entrusted to pull something like this off and give Rose's work the exposure it needs. WOOHOOOOO!! And all tied up with a bow with some of Mike's signature dot stacks circling the equator.

MASTER. PIECE. Who's going to own it?

You can also view a sweet HD video of the marble! Click on the first pic and then scroll down and you'll see the video below the picture. You can select a lower video quality for faster loading if you desire. Select 720p for HD.