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Perthshire is a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights.  They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production.  Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922.  They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period.  In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label.  The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass.

Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960.  The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey.  In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965).  The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques.  With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Peter McDougall was one of the very young glass workers who left Strathearn in 1969.  When Perthshire closed in 2002 he was the head craftsman of  Perthshire.  Peter now has his own studio PMcD Glass Studio and makes paperweights under his own name.  For a selection of Peter's paperweights, see my PMcD page.

There are more Scottish paperweights and related objects on my page of Scottish Paperweights.

For more information, you can read about the Perthshire in three books:

And of course you might want to look at the Woman's Day article that inspired Stuart Drysdale to found Perthshire.  For these and other great references on paperweights, check out my list of paperweight books for sale.

If you are looking for a particular Perthshire paperweight, please let me know what you are seeking.  I now have quite a few Perthshire weights in stock, including annual collection and limited edition weights.  Many of these paperweights are pre-owned.  I try hard to give you an accurate description and will list even the tiniest scratch found.

If you would like to purchase any of these paperweights, e-mail me at: aport@paperweights.com
 
 
4620 Perthshire PP46 Heart Pattern Closepack Millefiori Paperweight. Circa 1981-1995.    This is a millefiori paperweight with a closepack design in the shape of a heart in the center with a heart shaped border of identical lime-green canes.  The design is set on a translucent ruby red ground with a garland of lime-green canes on the outside.  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's "P" signature cane.  The paperweight has one large top facet. 

The PP46 was made with a heart design from 1981 to 1999.  It was also made as a Spade (1981-1985), Diamond (1981-86), and Club (1981-85).  Although the heart was made until 1999, this version was produced until 1995 and then the design was changed for 1996 and again for 1997-1999. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Size:  2 9/16" diameter by 1 1/2" high. The base is ground concave.  There is one large top facet. 
Condition:  Very good condition with no cracks or scratches found on inspection.  There are several tiny flaws on the top facet, which may be tiny nicks or a manufacturing flaw.  Priced accordingly.
Signature:  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's "P" signature cane.  There is no paper label.

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4628 Perthshire PP46 Faceted Heart Pattern Closepack Millefiori Paperweight. Circa 1997-1999.    This is a millefiori paperweight with a closepack design in the shape of a heart in the center with a heart shaped border of identical lavender canes.  The design is set on a translucent ruby red ground with a garland of blue canes on the outside.  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's "P" signature cane and also a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  The paperweight has one large top facet and five side facets.. 

The PP46 was made with a heart design from 1981 to 1999.  It was also made as a Spade (1981-1985), Diamond (1981-86), and Club (1981-85).  Although the heart was made until 1999, this version was produced from 1997 to 1999.  The design was different during the earlier years from 1981-1995 and again different in 1996. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Size:  2 1/2" diameter by 1 1/2" high. The base is ground concave.  There is one large top facet and five side facets.  . 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.
Signature:  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's "P" signature cane.  There is also a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". 

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$195 postage paid in the US. 

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4636 Perthshire PP4 Medium Concentric Millefiori Paperweight.  Circa 1972 - 1992.  Perthshire concentric design with six rings of floret canes around a center cane over a clear ground.  The rings are orange, blue, yellow, green, red, and white.  Signed with Perthshire's "P" signature cane in the outer row. 

Some, but not all, PP4 paperweights have a signature cane in the outer row.  This one has a signature cane.  The design was made with a hollow ground base from 1972 to 1992. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Size:  Just over 2 1/2 diameter by 1 13/16" high.  The base is hollow ground.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches. 
Signature:  Signed with Perthshire's "P" signature cane in the outer row.  This paperweight does not have a paper label. 

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$110 postage paid in the US.     Price reduced (Was $150) 

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4630 Perthshire Annual Collection 1972B Limited Edition Faceted Cushion Millefiori Paperweight.    dated 1972.  This paperweight features a complicated patterned millefiori design with five latticinio rods and five red complex canes forming a pentagon.  Inside the pentagon is a three ring concentric design with a white center cane.  The outer ring of three rings is made up of complex turquoise colored canes.  The two inner rings are green and white and yellow and white.  Outside the pentagon is a garland of twenty green complex canes.  The design is set on an opaque black (actually very dark purple) ground.  It is faceted with ten side facets in two rows and a larger top facet.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 300 paperweights.  It is signed with a Perthshire "P1972" signature cane on the base.   A wonderful paperweight.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their first annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  They made a crown weight as the annual collection item for 1969.  In 1970, they made a dragonfly paperweight and a flash overlay millefiori weight.  There were four annual collection weights for 1971 and only three annual collection weights for 1972.  This paperweight is designated 1972B.

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Medium Size:  2 9/16" diameter by 1 11/16" high.  The bottom is ground concave.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P1972" signature cane on the base.  There is no paper label. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  The exception is that the "P1972" signature cane on the base is cracked due to incompatibilities in the glass.  This happened when the paperweight was made.

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2626 Perthshire Annual Collection 1977A Limited Edition Nosegay Paperweight. circa 1977.  Classic setup of three millefiori flowers (red, orange, and blue) to form a nosegay with four green leaves and a stem.  The arrangement is placed on a latticinio cushion of alternating bands of pink and green.  It is signed with a complex "P" cane on the base.  This paperweight was issued in a limited edition of 400, of which 315 were made.

This is a Perthshire annual collection paperweight.  This means the design was made only in 1977 and never again.  The Perthshire Annual Collection Paperweights were special limited edition designs that offered one year only.  Each year's editions were lettered to indicated this special status. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price. 

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Medium Size:  Just over 2 3/8" diameter by 1 1/2" high. This paperweight has an unusual shape as shown in the pictures.  The base is ground flat. 
Condition:  Very good condition with no scratches, chips or cracks on the top or sides.  The base has a sharp edge and there are some nicks at the edge visible in the enlargement of the base.  There is also some wear on the base.
Signature:  Signed with a complex "P" cane on the base. 

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4624 Perthshire PP170 Small Daisy Shaped Millefiori Paperweight. Circa 1997-2002.    This is a small pressed paperweight with a paneled millefiori pattern around a central signature cane.  There are six twists and an outer ring of millefiori canes on a cobalt blue ground.  The daisy shape has eight petals or scallops.  It is signed in the center with Perthshire's "P" signature cane.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  Great color and a crisp execution. 

The PP170 paperweight was also made in 1996, but with twelve petals.  From 1997-2002 it had eight petals.

This is called a pressed weight because a mold is used to form the shape.  The top is flattened. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Small Size: Just over 2 1/16" diameter by 1 3/16" high. The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Excellent original condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. 
Signature:  It is signed in the center of the design with Perthshire's "P" signature cane.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base. 

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4609 Perthshire Annual Collection 1974B Limited Edition Large White Flower and Buds Paperweight.    circa 1974.  This paperweight features a white flower with six dark tipped petals with stems, leaves and two buds all on an opaque lilac ground.  The flower has a complex millefiori cane in the center.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 350 paperweights, of which 345 were made.  It is signed with a Perthshire complex "P" signature cane near the base of the stem.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  A colorful paperweight.

Note:  This was a difficult paperweight to photograph due to the reflective ground.  Please ignore the color variations as they are not present in the paperweight itself.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their first annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  They made a crown weight as the annual collection item for 1969.  In 1970, they made a dragonfly paperweight and a flash overlay millefiori weight.  There were four annual collection weights for 1971, only three annual collection weights for 1972, five designs in 1973, and five designs in 1974.  This paperweight is designated 1974B.

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Large Size:  3" diameter by 2 1/16" high.  The bottom is ground concave.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire complex "P" signature cane in the design.  It also has a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  The label is worn and has some writing on it. 

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2950 Perthshire 1981 Limited Edition Christmas Silhouettes Millefiori Paperweight.  dated 1981.  This paperweight features five colored picture canes with Christmas themes arranged around an unusual complex center "doily" cane.  The picture canes are of a snowman, Christmas tree, reindeer, church, and Santa Claus.  These is surrounded by a garland of doily canes and set on a translucent green ground.  It is signed on the base with a "P1981" signature cane.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  This is one of a limited edition of 300, of which only 225 were made.  A showy unusual paperweight.

The Perthshire Christmas Paperweights were special limited editions that changed design each year.  They were near the top of the Perthshire line. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Large Size: Just under 2 15/16" diameter by 2" high. The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.  The label on the base shows wear and a previous owner has written "81" on it. 
Signature:  It is signed on the base with a "P1981" signature cane and also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base. 

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$395 postage paid in the US.          Price Reduced (was $450) 

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4626 Perthshire Annual Collection 1972C Limited Edition Miniature Flower. circa 1972.  This paperweight features a red lampwork flower with a green stem and two leaves in a stave basket of blue and white floret canes each with a pale green center.  The Perthshire complex "P" signature cane is in the center of the flower.  In the signature cane, the "P" is surrounded by a ring of red floret canes.  This design was Perthshire's first use of a stave basket in a paperweight.  It was issued in a limited edition of 1,000 paperweights in 1972.

This was a difficult paperweight to photograph.  The stave basket in the background makes the pictures look dark, but the actual glass is clear and this little paperweight is a miniature jewel. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their first annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  They made a crown weight as the annual collection item for 1969.  In 1970, they made a dragonfly paperweight and a flash overlay millefiori weight.  There were four annual collection weights for 1971 and only three annual collection weights for 1972.  1972C paperweights have sold for $230 to $460 in Selman's auctions.

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Miniature Size:  Just under 2 1/16" diameter by just under 1 5/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P" in the center.  There is no paper label. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 
Execution: The center "P" signature cane is slightly deformed.  There is also a bit of black debris on some of the basket canes.

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$245 postage paid in the US. 

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4397 Miniature Perthshire Concentric Millefiori Paperweight Made for 1997 PCA Convention.  Dated 1997.   This is a miniature pressed concentric millefiori paperweight with fluted sides.  It has a central complex cane, with the letters "P C A," encircled by three concentric rings of millefiori canes on cobalt blue ground.  It was made by Perthshire in a limited edition of 500 paperweights as a table favor for the 1997 Paperweight Collectors Association convention in San Diego, CA.  It is signed on the base with a complex cane "P 1997".  Great color and a crisp execution. 

This is called a pressed weight because a mold is used to form the outside ribbing.  The top is flattened.  The ribbing or flutes give the glass a real glittery appearance as you can see in the picture. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Miniature Size: 1 3/4" diameter by 1 1/3" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Excellent original condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. 
Signature:  It is signed in the center on the base with Perthshire's "P 1997" signature cane. 

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2701 Perthshire Annual Collection 1979E Limited Edition Seal Paperweight. circa 1979.  This magnum sized paperweight features a performing circus seal perched on a red and white spiral striped stand and balancing a red and white striped ball on its nose.  This is one of a series of hollow weights each with a different animal.  The paperweight has a translucent ruby flash overlay and is faceted with one large top facet and 16 side facets.  It is signed with a "P" signature cane on the base of the seal's stand.  It comes with its original certificate identifying this as #213 out of a limited edition of 400 weights.  Only 275 were actually made in the series, making this one of the rarer paperweights. 

The hollow weights like this are one of the favorites of collectors since they are so difficult to make.  This one in particular is a joy to examine.  Take a look at the close-up picture to see the detail with the seal wrapping his limbs around the stand for balance as he maneuvers the ball. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again. The Perthshire Annual Collection Paperweights were special limited edition designs that offered one year only.  Each year's editions were lettered to indicated this special status.

Magnum Size:  3 7/16" diameter by 2 3/4" high. 
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P" on the base.  With a worn paper label.  The previous owner wrote on the label.  This paperweight comes with the original certificate as shown in this link.
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 
Execution: Perfect execution.

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$575 postage paid in the US.  Sold but I have another identical paperweight.  Ask for pictures if interested.

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3570
Perthshire PP4 Medium Concentric Paperweight.  Circa 1972 - 1992.  Perthshire concentric design with five rings of floret canes over a clear ground.  The rings are shades of light blue, green, and purple with a green center cane.  There is a worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". 

Some, but not all, PP4 paperweights have a signature cane in the outer row.  This one does not have a signature cane.  The design was made with a hollow ground base from 1972 to 1992. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Size:  Just under 2 1/2 diameter by just under 1 3/4" high.  The base is hollow ground. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches.
Signature:  This paperweight has a worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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2798
Perthshire PP22 Concentric Scent Bottle.  Circa 1983 - 1996.  Perthshire scent bottle with a concentric design five rings of millefiori around a central P signature cane.  The design is placed over a green ground.  The stopper has matching strands of green.  The five ring design was made from 1983 to 1986.  This is a great example complete with a paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". 

Size:  5 1/2 tall by just over 2 3/4 diameter.  The bottle by itself is 3 tall by 2 3/4 diameter.  The stopper is 3 5/8 long by just over 13/16 diameter. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. 
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire P cane in the center of the design and also a paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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$175 postage paid in the US. 

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4401 Perthshire 1995 PP19A Limited Edition Small Millefiori Scramble Paperweight with Silhouette Canes.   Dated 1995.  This is a small scramble millefiori paperweight with three picture canes over a black ground.  The three picture canes are silhouettes of a swan, kangaroo, and camel.  This paperweight is signed on the base with Perthshire's "P 1995" signature cane and a number 11 for its sequence in the edition.  I believe the edition size was limited to 300 paperweights. 

The PP19A was made in a limited edition from 1995 to 2002.  I don't know the exact edition size in 1995, but in 1997 it was 300 paperweights.  The larger size PP19 version was made in a limited edition from 1969 to 1980 and from 1987 to 2002. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Small Size:  2 1/16" diameter by just under 1 1/2" high. The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection. 
Signature:  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's "P 1995" signature cane and a number 11 for its sequence in the edition.  There is no label. 

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SOLD.

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4321
Perthshire PP14 "G" Limited Edition Faceted Millefiori Cluster Paperweight.   Dated 1975.  This paperweight consists of five green and purple complex millefiori cane clusters each with a pink and white center cane surrounding a central blue cane cluster set on a clear ground.  Each cluster has six complex canes plus the center cane.  The central cluster contains the letter G for 1975.  It has a large top facet, five side facets, and a flat, polished, star-cut base. 

The PP14 was made in a limited edition each year from 1969 to 1994.  The 1969 edition was signed with an "A", 1970 was signed with a "B", and so forth.  This is the only series that Perthshire made in a complete series from A to Z. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Medium Size:  2 1/2" diameter by 1 1/2" high.  Faceted with a large top facet and five side facets.  The base is polished flat with star cut. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.
Signature:  Signed with a complex "G" cane in the center of the design. 

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$150 postage paid in the US. 

In addition to the 1975 G, I also have the PP14 for 1974 F and 1987 S weights in stock.  The PP14s are can be found on a separate Perthshire PP14 Web Page

PP14 paperweights in stock:
1974 F weight  $150
1975 G weight  $150
1987 S weight  $150

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2459
Large Perthshire Millefiori Vase.   This vase dates from the early years of Perthshire production and is reminiscent of similar vases made during the Vasart period.  The top section shows traces of millefiori mixed in with the blue color.  Perfect execution and wonderful color. 

Size:  5 1/2" tall by 4 3/4" diameter at the mouth.  Excellent good condition with no chips or cracks.  Unsigned but I guarantee that this is an authentic Perthshire item.  It originally had a Perthshire paper label.

$265 postage paid in the US.  Already on the web page.

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4399 Early Perthshire PP2 Medium Paneled Millefiori Paperweight. Circa 1969 - 1977.    This is a medium patterned millefiori paperweight with a simple center surrounded by two rings of colorful millefiori and then 10 short radial twists.  Each panel has a 1-2-2 pattern of millefiori.  The ground is an opaque yellow.  This is an early version of the PP2 design.  There is a softness to the canes that is missing in the later crisp designs from Perthshire.   This is from the early years prior to 1978. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Medium Size: 2 1/2" diameter by just over 1 3/4" high. The base is fire finished. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. 
Signature:  Although this paperweight is not signed and this does not have a paper label, I guarantee that this is an early PP2 paperweight from Perthshire Paperweights in Scotland. 
Execution:  Excellent execution. 

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3942 Perthshire PP46 Spade Pattern Millefiori Paperweight. Circa 1981-85.    This is medium sized millefiori paperweight with a closepack design in the shape of a spade in the center with a spade shaped border of identical blue canes.  The design is set on a translucent cobalt blue ground with a garland of pink canes on the outside.  It is signed with Perthshire's "P" signature cane on the base. 

The PP46 Spade paperweight was made only from 1981-1985.  The PP46 was also made with a Heart (1981-1999), Diamond (1981-86), and Club (1981-85). 

Note:  When photographing this paperweight, I discovered two faint scratches on the top facet.  These are shown in one of the pictures.  The scratches do not affect the way this paperweight displays.  I decided to reduce the price rather than have the top facet polished. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Medium Size:  2 9/16" diameter by 1 2/3" high. The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Very good condition with no chips or cracks.  When photographing the paperweight I discovered two faint scratches on the top facet.  The price is reduced to compensate. 
Signature:  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's "P" signature cane.  There is no label. 

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4792 Perthshire 1991 PP134A Faceted Limited Edition Intricate Millefiori Paperweight. Circa 1991.    This is a millefiori paperweight with an intricate design consisting with a large square in the center.  The square consists of four large complex canes and is divided into quarters which are outlined by smaller canes and twists.  The central design is surrounded by a ring of complex canes.  In all, a very intricate design with a mix of large canes, smaller canes, and radial twists.  It has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  The paperweight has one large top facet and six side facets.  It comes with its original certificate stating that it is number 233 of a limited edition of 400 paperweights. 

The PP134 (unfaceted) and PP134A (faceted) were made only in 1991.  The design is supposed to be signed on the base with a "P1991" cane, but the label covers any signature cane that is there.  I didn't remove the label. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Large Size:  Just over 2 11/16" diameter by 1 3/4" high. The base is ground concave.  There is one large top facet and six side facets. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection. 
Signature:  It appears to be signed on the base by a "P" cane or a "P1991" cane, but the cane is covered by the paper label (see white circle in center of label).  I do not guarantee that the cane is there.  There is also a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  This paperweight comes with its original certificate. 

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4398 Perthshire PP156 Medium Paneled Paperweight with Thistle Cane. circa 1994 - 1997.  Colorful Perthshire paneled design with a complex thistle picture cane in the center.  The center cane is surrounded by two rings of identical blue and white floret canes and then an outer pattern of four panels of 4+5+6 canes.  Each panel is separated by one or two short twists.   The ground is an opaque turquoise color.  There is Perthshire's complex "P" signature cane on the base.  This design was made only from 1994 to 1997. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Medium Size:  Just under 2 1/2 diameter by 1 3/4" high.  The base is hollow ground. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches. 
Signature:  This paperweight has Perthshire's complex "P" signature cane on the base. 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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3663 Perthshire Annual Collection 1972C Limited Edition Miniature Flower Paperweight.    circa 1972.  This paperweight features a red lampwork flower with a green stem and two leaves in a stave basket of amber canes each with a white and blue star center.  The Perthshire complex "P" signature cane is in the center of the flower.  In the signature cane, the "P" is surrounded by a ring of red floret canes.  This design was Perthshire's first use of a stave basket in a paperweight.  It was issued in a limited edition of 1,000 paperweights in 1972.  This little paperweight is a miniature jewel. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their first annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  They made a crown weight as the annual collection item for 1969.  In 1970, they made a dragonfly paperweight and a flash overlay millefiori weight.  There were four annual collection weights for 1971 and only three annual collection weights for 1972.  1972C paperweights have sold for $230 to $460 in Selman's auctions. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Miniature Size :  1 15/16" diameter by just over 1 7/16" high.  The bottom is ground concave. 
Signature : Signed with a Perthshire "P" in the center. There is no paper label. 
Condition :  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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$295 postage paid in the US. 

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