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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
 
 
2692 Perthshire Annual Collection 1977B Limited Edition Damson Plums Paperweight.   circa 1977.  This paperweight features three rich purple colored plums with green stems and leaves on a clear ground.  It is faceted with a complex faceting of one large top facet and 16 side facets (eight large and eight smaller facets).  The base is ground concave and finished with a grid cut pattern that Perthshire calls a strawberry cut.  It is signed with a small engraved "P" on a tiny extra facet near the base.  The "P" is engraved in reverse so it displays correctly when viewed from the top.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  It comes with its original box and original certificate identifying this as #108 out of a limited edition of 500 weights. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection for 1977.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  The edition size for this paperweight was 500 weights, but only 315 were made, thus making this one of the rarer Perthshire paperweights.  Each year's Annual Collection designs were lettered to indicated this special status.  In 1977, there were six Annual Collection designs, designated 1977A through 1977F. 

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.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

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 under 2 1/8" diameter by 1 7/16" high.  Perthshire calls it a miniature but it is slightly larger than a true miniature.  It is faceted with one large top facet and 16 side facets (eight large and eight smaller facets).  There is an extra tiny facet near the base where the "P" signature is engraved in reverse.  The base is ground concave and finished with a strawberry (grid) cut. 
Signature:  Engraved with a reversed "P" on a tiny facet near the base.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  It comes with its original box and original certificate identifying this as #108 out of a limited edition of 500 weights. 
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.

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Box
Box with paperweight and certificate
Certificate
$125 postage paid in the US.         Price reduced (was $245)

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4881 Perthshire Annual Collection 1994F Limited Edition Fruit Bouquet Paperweight.    dated 1994.  This large faceted paperweight features a fruit bouquet with two oranges, two bunches of purple grapes, a pear, a lemon, and six cherries arranged on a bed of leaves.  The design is placed over a clear ground.  The paperweight is faceted with a large top facet and eighteen side facets in three rows.  The base is finished with what Perthshire called a feather cutting.  It is signed with an engraved "P" on the base near the edge of the feather cutting.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 300 paperweights of which 266 were made.  There is no paper label on this paperweight and I do not have the original certificate.  A nice crisp design with Perthshire's version of the antique fruit paperweights.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items for 1994.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight annual collection designs in 1994, designated A through G plus one that is not given a letter.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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).  This 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 3/4" diameter by 2 1/4" high.  The bottom is ground concave and finished with a feather cutting.    
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with an engraved "P" near the edge of the feather cutting.  There is no paper label on this paperweight and I do not have the original certificate.   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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$495 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1994F Limited Edition Fruit Bouquet Paperweight
4891 Perthshire Annual Collection 2000F Limited Edition End of Day Faceted Mushroom Paperweight.  This paperweight features an end of day or tightly packed complex millefiori design pulled down to form a mushroom.  There are five picture canes placed in the design with a Perthshire "P2000" signature / date cane in the center.  It is also signed with an engraved "P" on the edge of the base.  The five picture canes are a crab, dog (scottie), deer (stag), dog (dalmatian), and a bird (wren).  The design is set over a clear ground.  The paperweight is finished with a large top facet and ten side facets arranged in two rows.  The base is cut with a fancy fan cut, also called a 20 point star.  This design was made in a limited edition of 175 paperweights.  It comes with its original box.  There is no paper label on this example and I do not have the original certificate.  A nice crisp design with great execution.  This is a very desirable paperweight made in last few years of Perthshire's operation.

Note:  Although Perthshire called this an end of day paperweight, it is really a carefully close packed design of complex millefiori canes, not a scramble in the usual sense. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 2000.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight Annual Collection designs in 2000, designated A through G plus one additional special design.  This paperweight is designated 2000F.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items. 

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.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

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 3" diameter by just under 2 7/8" high.  The base is ground concave and finished with a 20 point fan cut.  This paperweight has one large top facet and ten side facets in two rows. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P2000" signature / date cane in the center of the design and is also engraved "P" at the edge of the base.  It does not have a paper label or its original certificate.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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Engraved "P" on base
Box
Paperweight in box
$785 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 2000F Limited Edition End of Day Faceted Mushroom Paperweight
4871 Perthshire PP15 Magnum Faceted Millefiori Paperweight Inkwell.  1969 -1994. This is a magnum faceted millefiori inkwell with a close packed arrangement of complex millefiori canes in both the bottle bottom and the stopper, each with a translucent blue ground.  There is a complex "P" signature cane in the stopper setup.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  This bottle is faceted with two rows of facets.  Each row has four large oval facets and four slightly smaller oval facets, for a total of sixteen facets.  The stopper has a top facet plus eight side facets, four large oval facets and four smaller oval facets.  A magnificent very large inkwell from Perthshire that makes a statement.   

The PP15 was made from 1969 to 1994.  There was some variation in size and features over the years.   

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.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

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.

Very Large Size: 6" high with the stopper by 3 3/4" diameter.  The stopper is just over 2 3/8" diameter by 2" long.  The base is ground concave.  This bottle is faceted with a total of sixteen side oval facets.   The stopper is faceted with a top facet plus eight oval side facets. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P" signature cane in the top.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  I found one tiny nick on one of the side facets.  No other cracks, chips, or scratches.  There is a little roughness at the tip of the stopper.

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Stopper top
Bottle base
$475 postage paid in the US

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Perthshire PP15 Magnum Faceted Millefiori Paperweight Inkwell
4894 Perthshire 1998 PP192A Faceted Butterfly Limited Edition Paperweight   dated 1998.  This faceted paperweight features a lampwork butterfly with millefiori wings.  The body of the butterfly is green with a yellow head and black antennae.  The design is set on an opaque bright red ground.  This paperweight is faceted with a large top facet and six side facets.  It is signed with Perthshire's complex "P1998" signature cane on the base and also has a very worn Perthshire paper label.  The edition number "162" is engraved on the base next to the signature cane.  This design was a limited edition made only in 1998.  A nice crisp design.

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).  This 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 3/8" diameter by 1 9/16" high.  The base is ground concave.  It is faceted with a large top facet and six side facets.       
Signature:  It is signed with Perthshire's complex "P1998" signature cane on the base and also has a very worn Perthshire paper label.  The edition number "162" is engraved on the base next to the signature cane.   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  The Perthshire paper label is very worn. 

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Signature cane, label, and edition number on base
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Base
$295 postage paid in the US. 

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Perthshire 1998 PP192A Faceted Butterfly Limited Edition Paperweight
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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5249 Perthshire 1975 Limited Edition Christmas Rose Paperweight with Box and Certificate.  circa 1975.  This paperweight features a white Christmas rose with a bud over a clear ground.  It has one top facet and an unusual star cut base.  It is signed in the center of the flower with a Perthshire "P" signature cane.  This paperweight does not have a paper label.  It comes with its original box and original certificate stating that it is number 129 in a limited edition of 350.  A great holiday paperweight.   

The Perthshire Christmas Paperweights were special limited editions that changed design each year starting in 1971.  There was no Christmas paperweight in 1974, so this is the fourth Christmas design.  The Christmas paperweights 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.

Size: 2 5/8" diameter by just over 1 9/16" high. The base is ground concave and is finished with an unusual star cut pattern. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. 
Signature:  It is signed in the center of the flower with a Perthshire "P" signature cane and comes with its original certificate. 

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Paperweight with box and certificate
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Base with star cut
$295 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire 1975 Limited Edition Christmas Rose Paperweight
4899 Perthshire PP23 Paperweight Creamer or Pitcher with Concentric Millefiori Design.  circa 1973 - 1975.  This paperweight pitcher has a concentric millefiori pattern over a translucent green ground.  There are six concentric rings of millefiori canes surrounding a single center cane.  The pattern is mirrored in the bowl of the pitcher, making it look like there is a second concentric pattern in the bowl (but there is not).  The pitcher is signed with a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  This is a very nice example.

Note:  The PP23 was made only from 1973 to 1975.

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.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library.

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:  Approximately 4 1/4" high with a diameter of just over 2 13/16" (not counting the handle).  It is 4 1/8" wide at the widest point.  The base is hollow ground. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection.  The paper label is worn.
Signature:  Signed with a a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.

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Base
Front view
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Upside down view
$245 postage paid in the US. 

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Perthshire PP23 Paperweight Creamer or Pitcher with Concentric Millefiori Design
4623 Perthshire Annual Collection 1979C Limited Edition Miniature Overlay Paperweight.  This paperweight features an upright six petaled red flower and leaves within a double overlay of blue over white.  It has one top facet and eight side facets.  The flower is very three dimensional and should be viewed from the side.  The base is finished with a grid cut.  It is signed with a complex "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  This design is a limited edition of 400 paperweights, of which only 351 were made.  Although Perthshire called this a miniature, it is actually larger with a diameter of just under 2 5/16".  There is no paper label on this example.  A nice crisp design with great color.

Note on condition:  This paperweight has a 1/4" scratch on the overlay between two side facets below the widest point.  I am offering it at a greatly reduced price.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1979.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were seven Annual Collection designs in 1979, designated A through G.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items. 

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.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

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 5/16" diameter by just over 1 9/16" high.  The base is ground concave and finished with a grid cut. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  It does not have a paper label.
Condition:  Very good condition although it has a 1/4" scratch on the overlay between two side facets below the widest point.  No other cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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Scratch on side
Base with grid cut finish
$195 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1979C Limited Edition Miniature Overlay Paperweight
2920 Perthshire Annual Collection 1973E Limited Edition Miniature Amber Flower Paperweight with certificate.  This paperweight features a five-petaled amber flower with a stem set over a clear ground.  It is faceted with one top facet and eight side facets and finished with a brilliant grid cut base.  This was the first design Perthshire made with the grid cut base, which they called a strawberry-cut.  It is signed with Perthshire's "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 600 paperweights of which 563 were made.  This comes which its original certificate which identifies it as #554 in the edition.  There is no paper label on this paperweight.  A nice crisp design with great color.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items for 1973.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were five annual collection designs in 1973, designated A through E, of which this is 1973E.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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).  This 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 1/8" diameter by 1 3/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave and finished with a grid-cut.  This paperweight is faceted with a larger top facet and eight small side facets.    
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  It also comes with its original certificate.   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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Certificate
Base
$265 postage paid in the US.  

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1973E Limited Edition Miniature Amber Flower Paperweight with certificate
2697 Perthshire Annual Collection 1978B Limited Edition Heather Paperweight.    dated 1978.  This paperweight features a Scottish heather sprig surrounded by a ring of alternating amethyst and green complex millefiori canes.  The design is set on a deep blue translucent ground.  It is signed with a Perthshire complex "P1978" signature cane on the base.  The paperweight comes with its original worn box and worn certificate stating that it is number 341 out of a limited edition of 500 paperweights (452 were made).  It  also has a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  A nice crisp design with great color.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1978.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were six Annual Collection designs in 1978, designated A through F.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items. 

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.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

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 5/8" diameter by 1 15/16" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P1978" signature cane on the base.  It comes with its original worn box and worn certificate stating that it is number 341 out of a limited edition of 500 paperweights (452 were made).  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 box, label, and certificate are worn.  A previous owner had added a sticker to the box and also wrote on the label as shown in the pictures.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1978B Limited Edition Heather Paperweight
4886 Perthshire Annual Collection 1998D Limited Edition Garlanded Pansy.  circa 1998.  This paperweight features an amethyst and yellow pansy with leaves and stem surrounded by a garland of red and yellow flowers and leaves.  The design is set on a clear ground with a grid cut base.  Perthshire called this a strawberry cut base.  The paperweight has one large top facet, five large side facets and ten smaller side facets.  It is scratch signed on the base along with the edition number P 66.  There is no paper label on this paperweight.  A nice crisp design with great color.  This is an opportunity to own one of last annual collection paperweights from Perthshire before it closed early in 2002. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items for 1998.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight annual collection designs in 1998, designated A through G plus a special overlay with no letter designation.  This is 1998D.  It was limited to a maximum of 200 paperweights, of which this one is engraved "66".  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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).  This 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 5/8" diameter by 1 5/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave and finished with a grid-cut.  This paperweight is faceted with a large top facet and 15 side facets, five large and ten smaller.      
Signature:  This paperweight is engraved on the base "P 66".   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1998D Limited Edition Garlanded Pansy
50 Early Perthshire PP3 Miniature Concentric Millefiori Paperweight.  circa 1969-1973.  This is an early Perthshire miniature concentric millefiori paperweight three rings of millefiori canes around a central cane.  Below the design, there is an opaque light green ground.  This version of the PP3 was made from 1969.  It is unsigned and the base is fire finished.  A early example from Perthshire with nice soft pastel colors.

Note:  The PP3 design was made from 1969 to 1973 and then again from 1983 to 1998.  The earlier version had a fire finished base and was not signed.  When production resumed in 1983, the PP3 was signed with a central signature cane and had a hollow ground base. 

Note on white glare:  Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights.

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:  Very small 1 11/16" diameter by 1 1/8" high. The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  Unsigned, but I guarantee that this is a Perthshire PP3 paperweight, dating from 1969-1973.  This paperweight does not have a paper label.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.  There are many tiny bubbles in the glass in this early Perthshire paperweight.

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Early Perthshire PP3 Miniature Concentric Millefiori Paperweight
4839 Perthshire PP18 Closepack Millefiori Paperweight Doorknob.  circa 1984-1997.  This paperweight doorknob consists a close packed design of millefiori canes over an opaque cobalt blue ground.  This example is signed with Perthshire's "P" signature cane near the center of the design.  The brass door plate has four holes for mounting.  Mounting screws are not included.  Every collector should have at least one of these paperweight.  Many collectors use them in their homes. 

Perthshire made this PP18 doorknob from 1969 to 1978 and from 1984 to 1997.  It was part of the general line.  Only the earliest knobs were unsigned.  After the first few years, they were signed with a "P" signature cane near the center of the design.  Judging from the crisp execution, I believe this was part of the second period production (1984-1997).

Interestingly, the PP18 is the only simple closepack that Perthshire made until 1997.  All of Perthshire's other closepack designs were limited edition or annual collection designs and had complex canes.  In 1997, I asked Peter McDougall if he would make one for me as a paperweight rather than a doorknob.  He did and they liked the result so much that they decided to put it into regular production in two sizes.  They also made a miniature closepack for in this design for the 2001 PCA Convention. 

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 1/4" diameter by just over 3" long (including the brass mounting).  The brass plate is 2 3/8" diameter.   
Signature : Signed with Perthshire's "P" signature cane near the center of the design.
Condition :  Excellent condition with no chips or cracks or scratches on the glass.  There is some aging on the brass.  

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Perthshire PP18 Closepack Millefiori Paperweight Doorknob
4578 Perthshire PP81 Limited Edition Golfer Paperweight with Complex Millefiori Canes on Lace  1985-1991.  This large paperweight consists of a black, blue, and white image of a golfer surrounded by three rings of twists and complex canes.  The golfer image was created using a transfer (similar to a decal but able to survive the heat of the glass encasement).  The inner ring has twists and canes.  The two outer rings consist of canes only.  The design is set on a lace ground.  The paperweight is faceted with one large facet on top.  It is signed on the base with a complex Perthshire signature cane "P".  It also has a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  A nice design with great millefiori canes.

Perthshire made the PP81 in several variations starting in 1985.  From 1985 to 1991 the design was as shown in this example with the transfer image surrounded by three rings of millefiori.  A golfer picture cane was created for the 1992 to 1995 and the 1997 versions and the millefiori patterns became more complex.  The lace ground appears only in the 1985-1991 design.  The PP81 was not made 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).  This 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 1/16" diameter by 1 13/16" high.  The bottom is ground concave.  It is faceted with one large top facet.    
Signature:  Signed on the base with a complex "P" Perthshire signature cane.  It also has a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.     
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  Minor wear on the base.  The label is worn.

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Perthshire PP81 Limited Edition Golfer Paperweight with Complex Millefiori Canes on Lace

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