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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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Base with label and engraved P signature (reversed)
Close-up showing Engraved P signature viewed from the top
Box
Box with paperweight and certificate
Certificate
$245 postage paid in the US. 

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4887 Perthshire Annual Collection 1999C Limited Edition Amber Flower and Buds Paperweight.    dated 1999.  This paperweight features a garland of amber flowers and buds cascading from the center flower with vine and leaves.  It is set on a translucent amethyst ground.  The flowers are amber and yellow with red and orange centers and striped leaves.  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's complex "P1999" signature cane and the number 6 is engraved next to the signature cane.  It  also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" and comes with a Perthshire box.  It was issued in a limited edition of 200 paperweights in 1999.  This paperweight is number 6 out of 200, but does not come with the original certificate.  A really nice well balanced design.  See note below on a flaw from the factory.

Note:  Unfortunately, two of the long red rods on the lower flower are broken and there are also marks on the edge of the petals that line up with the breaks.  The petals themselves are not broken.  It looks like a glassworker picked up the flower with tweezers and squeezed it just enough to break the rods.  I am offering this at a reduced price as a result.  My original price was $295.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their last annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were seven annual collection designs in 1999, designated A through G, plus an undesignated extra special limited edition.  The original price of this paperweight in 1999 was $370.  

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 13/16" diameter by 2" high.  The bottom is ground concave. 
Signature: Signed on the base with a Perthshire "P1999" signature cane.  It  also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" and comes with a Perthshire box, but no certificate.   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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Closeup view
Closeup showing breaks in red rods (lower flower)
Profile view
Signature with engraved number 6 and label
Box
Box with paperweight
Base
SOLD.                                        

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1999C Limited Edition Amber Flower and Buds Paperweight
4876 Perthshire Uncataloged Rose and Bud Faceted Paperweight - Possible Prototype 1980A.    circa 1980.  This rose and bud paperweight appears to be a prototype for the 1980A Annual Collection weight.  It has a pink lampwork rose on the right and bud on the left with two leaves and a stem.  The lampwork is almost identical to the lampwork in the 1980A.  The paperweight is faceted with a large concave top facet and sixteen side facets.  The ground is clear and a large V-groove star cut pattern or fan pattern covers the base.  It does not appear in the Perthshire books.  It is clumsily engraved "P1980" on the edge of the base and I suspect the marking was added later by a collector or dealer.  Other than that marking, the paperweight is unmarked and unsigned but I have no doubt that it is a quality Perthshire paperweight. 

The reason I suspect this to be a prototype is that the 1980A weight is very similar with several key differences.  The 1980A weight has the rose on the other side, the left side, and the bud on the right side.  There are more leaves in the 1980A.  And there is a "P" signature cane beside the stem.  The 1980A was issued in an edition of 300 paperweights, with 224 made. 

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 7/16" diameter by 1 13/16" high.  The paperweight is faceted with a large concave top facet and sixteen side facets.  A large V-groove star cut pattern or fan pattern covers the base. 
Signature:  Unsigned except for a poorly engraved "P1980" on the edge of the base that I suspect was added later.  However I have no doubt that it is a Perthshire paperweight and will guarantee the attribution.  It comes with a Perthshire box.     
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches other than the clumsy "P1980" engraving. 

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Base
Engraving on edge of base
$295 postage paid in the US.        

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Perthshire Uncataloged Rose and Bud Faceted Paperweight - Possible Prototype 1980A
4878 Perthshire Annual Collection 1988A Limited Edition Miniature Butterfly in a Stave Basket Paperweight.    circa 1988.  This miniature paperweight features a butterfly with pink and amber millefiori wings placed in a stave basket of amber canes.  It is signed with a "P" signature cane in the center of the front two wings.  The Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" has come off and it will be sent along with the paperweight.  This paperweight was issued in a limited edition of 400 paperweights in 1988, of which 352 were made.  I do not have the original certificate.  A nice well balanced design.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were seven annual collection designs in 1988, designated A through G.  

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" diameter by 1 3/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave. 
Signature: Signed with a "P" signature cane in the center of the front two wings.  The Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" has come off and it will be sent along with the paperweight.  No certificate.   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

For extra pictures, click on the picture at the right and the following links: 

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Side view
Base
SOLD.                            

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1988A Limited Edition Miniature Butterfly in a Stave Basket Paperweight
4875 Perthshire Annual Collection 1976B Limited Edition Miniature Overlay Butterfly Paperweight.    circa 1976.  This paperweight features a lampwork butterfly with stretched millefiori wings inside a blue and white double overlay with spiral side cuts.  There are eight spiraling side cuts and one larger top facet.  It is signed with a "P" cane under one wing.  Although designated as a miniature by Perthshire, it is actually larger than a true miniature and is 2 1/8" in diameter.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 500 paperweights of which a total of 488 were made with overlays of red & white, blue & white, and green & white.  There is no paper label on this paperweight and I do not have the original certificate.  A nice well balanced design with great color and a fancy cutting.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were five annual collection designs in 1976, designated A through E.  

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 1/8" diameter by 1 3/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave.  The paperweight is faceted with a top facet plus spiraling side facets.  
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire "P" cane under one wing.  
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. Slight wear on the base. 

For extra pictures, click on the picture at the right and the following links: 

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Signature cane under one wing
$295 postage paid in the US.                

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1976B Limited Edition Miniature Overlay Butterfly Paperweight
4896 Perthshire PP215 Limited Edition 2000 Millefiori Flower and Picture Canes with Fancy Faceting Paperweight - DAMAGED.    circa 2000.  This paperweight features a central flower made of complex millefiori canes and ten lampwork brown and blue petals.  The flower is surrounded by a a garland of five picture canes.  The ground is clear.  The paperweight has a top facet and complex side faceting with 60 facets.  It has a grid cut base.  The paperweight is signed on the base with an engraved "P".  This design was a limited edition of 200 weights made only in 2000.  The Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" has come off and it will be sent along with the paperweight and its box.  This paperweight has serious damage.  Please examine the pictures carefully.  Even with the damage it displays beautifully.  Offered with a low starting bid.

Note:  This paperweight has been dropped on a hard surface and is damaged in several places.  Please examine the pictures carefully before bidding.  There are multiple chips to edge of the top facet plus additional damage to the body.  I have tried to show the worst of the damage in the pictures.  It is being offered at a low starting bid.  Even with the damage it displays beautifully. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their last limited edition designs.  This means the design was made only in 2000 and never again.  The original price of this paperweight in 2000 was $240.  

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 7/16" diameter by just over 1 7/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave and has a grid cut.  The paperweight has a complex faceting with one top facet and 60 side facets. 
Signature: Signed on the base with an engraved "P".  The Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" has come off and will be sent along in the box.  It comes with a Perthshire box, but no certificate.   
Fair Condition:  This paperweight has been dropped on a hard surface and is damaged in several places.  Please examine the pictures carefully before bidding.  There are multiple chips to edge of the top facet plus additional damage to the body.  I have tried to show the worst of the damage in the pictures.  Even with the damage it displays beautifully.

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Profile view
Signature
Damage to top facet
Damage on side
Largest chip
Box
Box with paperweight
Grid cut base
SOLD.                             

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Perthshire PP215 Limited Edition 2000 Millefiori Flower and Picture Canes with Fancy Faceting Paperweight - DAMAGED
4375 Perthshire Annual Collection 1980G Limited Edition Magnum Transportation Garland Paperweight.   dated 1980. This very large paperweight features a five loop garland (cinquefoil) with a complex cane in the center and a colored picture cane denoting an aspect of early transportation in the center of each loop.  The picture canes denote an old automobile, old steam boat, hot air balloon, old steam engine, and old fashioned high wheel bicycle.  Each loop is made up of complex canes of a different color.  The ground is white lace.  The base is ground concave and has the signature cane "P1980".  This design was made in an edition of 400 paperweights but only 285 were made.  A really flashy paperweight.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection for 1980.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  The edition size for this paperweight was 400 weights, but only 285 were made.  Each year's Annual Collection designs were lettered to indicated this special status.  In 1980, there were nine Annual Collection designs, designated 1980A through 1980I. 

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:  Just under 3 1/4" diameter by just under 2 1/2" high.  The base is ground concave.
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P1980" signature cane in the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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Signature Cane on base
Five picture canes and signature cane
$595 postage paid in the US. 

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4292 Perthshire 1996 PP47 Limited Edition Miniature Latticinio Millefiori Paperweight.  dated 1996. This is small sized millefiori paperweight with five picture canes separated by complex millefiori canes surrounding a blue lampwork flower and bud.  The design is set on a white latticinio ground.  The picture canes are of a panda, sailboat, locomotive, horse and rider, and a dog.  It is signed and dated on the base with a "P1996" signature cane.  It comes with its original box and certificate stating that it is number 102 out of a limited edition of 250 paperweights.  It  also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  This is a really flashy paperweight with great color. 

Perthshire calls this a miniature, but it is slightly larger than a true miniature.  Although the PP47 was made from 1981 to 2002, the design varied each year.  This particular design was made only 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.  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: 2 1/16" diameter by just over 1 9/16" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P1996" signature cane in the base.  It comes with its original box and certificate stating that it is number 102 out of a limited edition of 250 paperweights.  It  also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  The previous owner wrote his inventory number (380) on the Perthshire label and on the box. 

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Signature on base
Picture canes
Certificate
Box
Box with paperweight
$275 postage paid in the US.              

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4789 Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight. circa 1982-2001. A large patterned millefiori paperweight with 10 sections of floral millefiori canes over an almost opaque black ground.  The central design consists of two rings around a central signature cane.  This paperweight dates from 1982 or later when Perthshire changed the PP1 pattern to have 10 sections, each with a 1-1-2-3 pattern of canes.  The paneled sections are surrounded by an outer ring of twists and then an outer ring of canes.  It is signed in the center with Perthshire's "P' signature cane and also has a paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  A stunning paperweight with great color. 

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:  2 15/16" in diameter by 2 1/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave. 
Signature:  It is signed in the center of the design with Perthshire's "P' signature cane and also has a paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  Some minor wear on the base.

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$185 postage paid in the US. 

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3510 Early Perthshire 1971 PP11 Limited Edition Large Spaced Millefiori Paperweight.  dated 1971. This is an early limited edition spaced millefiori paperweight with twelve complex millefiori plus a complex signature date cane.  The ground is a white lace.  The paperweight is signed with a "P1971" date cane in the center of the design.  This particular version of the PP11 was made only for three years, from 1969 to 1971.  This paperweight does not have a paper label.  It comes with an early Perthshire box.  A very nice early example. 

The Perthshire PP11 design was made from 1969 to 1992, although the design changed several times over the years.  From 1969 to 1971 were made the same way as this example.  In 1972 and later, Perthshire added one or more silhouette canes.  Other changes were made in subsequent 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.

Large Size:  2 5/8" diameter by 1 15/16" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No scratches, chips, or cracks.   The box has a small spot with its covering missing.
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire "P1971" date-signature cane in center of the design.  This paperweight does not have a paper label.  It comes with an early Perthshire box.   

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Base
Box
Box with paperweight
$245 postage paid in the US.                                                    Added 7/9/2017.   

For more information about Perthshire Paperweights, see my Perthshire Web Page.

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3419 Early Perthshire PP10 Small Six Millefiori Clusters Paperweight.    circa 1969-1973.  This paperweight features five identical millefiori clusters arranged around a different central cluster.  Each cluster has six canes arranged around a central cane.  The ground is a translucent ruby color and the paperweight has a flat polished base with a star-cut pattern.  This Perthshire was never signed.  It was made only from 1969 to 1973. 

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 1/4" diameter by 1 9/16" high.  The bottom is ground flat with a star-cut pattern.
Signature: Unsigned, but I guarantee this is a genuine Perthshire paperweight.   
Excellent Condition:  No scratches, chips, or cracks found on inspection other than some scratches on the base.

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Early Perthshire PP10 Medium Six Millefiori Clusters Paperweight
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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4799 Perthshire PP75 Miniature Concentric Millefiori Paperweight. Circa 1985 - 1997.  This is a miniature concentric millefiori paperweight with a ribbed or fluted edge.  It has a center Perthshire "P" signature cane surrounded by four rings of millefiori canes.  The ground is an opaque blue.  The PP75 was made from 1985 to 1997.

This is often called a pressed weight because a mold is used to form the outside ribbing or flutes.  The top is flattened.  The ribbing gives 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.  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.

Miniature Size:  1 7/8" diameter by 1 3/8" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.  Some wear on the base.
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire "P" signature cane in the center of the design.  This paperweight does not have a Perthshire paper label.

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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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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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2702 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 (eight large and eight smaller 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 #250 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.

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.

Magnum Size:  3 1/4" diameter by 2 5/8" high.  It is faceted with one large top facet and 16 side facets (eight large and eight smaller facets).  The base is ground concave.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P" on the base.  This paperweight does not have a paper label, but comes with the original box and the original certificate as shown in this link.
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches except for a tiny bit of wear on the base. 

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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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4300
Perthshire PP14 "F" Limited Edition Faceted Millefiori Cluster Paperweight.   Dated 1974.  This paperweight consists of five pink and white complex millefiori cane clusters each with a green and white center cane surrounding a central blue and white cane cluster set on a clear ground.  Each cluster has six complex canes plus the center cane.  The central cluster contains the letter F for 1974.  There are tiny green florets in the center of each outer cane of all six clusters.  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 "F" cane in the center of the design. 

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$175 postage paid in the US.                          The PP14s can also be found on a separate Perthshire PP14 Web Page.

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Perthshire PP14 "F" Limited Edition Faceted Millefiori Cluster 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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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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3481 Large Perthshire Uncataloged (Smithsonian?) Paneled Complex Millefiori Paperweight.  circa 1985A large patterned millefiori paperweight with four sections of complex canes arranged in a cross pattern over a dark blue ground. A stunning paperweight with dramatic colors.  I have chosen to call this an uncataloged Smithsonian paperweight - see the explanation below.  That designation may be incorrect.  In any event, this is a fantastic paperweight with a complex and unusual design consisting of only complex millefiori.  It has a worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" and is signed with the Perthshire "P" signature cane on the base.   

Explanation of Smithsonian Designation:  This design is not cataloged in any of the books on Perthshire paperweights.  However, the design is identical to another 1985 dated paperweight previously in my collection that came with a certificate stating that it was a unique pattern created especially for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC in 1985.  The certificate also stated that it was number 180 out of a limited edition of 500 weights.  And that paperweight was signed on bottom "P1985", which matched the year for the certificate.  This paperweight has only a "P" signature cane with no date, but is otherwise identical to the one sold earlier.  The book  The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights" by Mahoney & McClanahan identifies a different weight as being the 1985 Smithsonian, so my designation may be incorrect.  Or it is possible that the Smithsonian placed follow-up orders of a new design to fill demand.  

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:  2 15/16" diameter by 2" high. 
Signature: Signed on the bottom with a Perthshire "P" cane.  It also has a worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  The paper label is worn.

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$435 postage paid in the US.                  

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3655 Perthshire Annual Collection 1985E Limited Edition Scottish Broom Paperweight.    circa 1985.  This paperweight features a Scottish Broom bouquet with yellow flowers and buds on green stems over a translucent green ground.  The paperweight is faceted with a top facet plus eight large side facets and 24 small side facets (16 above the large side facets and 8 below).  It is signed with a complex "P" cane at the base of the stems.  It has a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  The Scottish Broom paperweight was issued in a limited edition of 350 paperweights in 1985, of which 227 were made.  It comes with the original box.  I do not have the original certificate.  A nice well balanced design with a fancy cutting.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were seven annual collection designs in 1985, designated A through G.  

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 15/16" high.  The bottom is ground concave.  The paperweight is faceted with a top facet plus eight large side facets and 24 small side facets (16 above the large side facets and 8 below).
Signature:  Signed with a complex "P" cane at the base of the stems.  It has a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.   No certificate, but it comes with the original box.   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1985E Limited Edition Scottish Broom Paperweight

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