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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
$245 postage paid in the US. 

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4898 Unique 2000 Perthshire Picture Paperweight - Possibly Prototype for 2001 Miniature Picture Weight.   dated 2000.  This Perthshire paperweight 36 picture canes plus a 2000 date cane.  The date cane matches the date cane used in the Perthshire Millennium Paperweight.  The picture canes are not all different - several are repeated more than once.  The canes are closely packed with gaps over a clear glass ground.  It is engraved with a "P" near the base.  A unique paperweight, possibly one of a kind. 

This paperweight does not appear in the "Perthshire Paperweights - The Final Years", but it is similar to the Miniature Picture Cane Weight issued in 2001. Other than not being in the catalog, the other "wrong" feature is that the canes are uneven length. not production cut to even lengths and it is not as closely packed as we have come to expect from Perthshire weights.  Perthshire was known to produce prototypes to show to dealers and collectors prior to committing to a production design.  This may be such a prototype or may have been made at the request of a collector. 

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.

Medium Size:  Just over 2 1/2" in diameter by just under  1 7/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave. 
Signature:  Engraved with a "P" on the side near the base. 
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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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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Five picture canes and signature cane
$595 postage paid in the US. 

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3174 Perthshire 1989 PP112 Limited Edition Medium Millefiori Paperweight. dated 1989. This medium sized millefiori paperweight with a large complex millefiori center cane surrounded by two rings of complex canes.  This design is then surrounded by a pentagon of complex millefiori canes and twists, then by a pentagon of complex canes, and finally by another outer pentagon of twists with two canes in each corner.  The design is placed over a translucent blue ground.  It is signed on the base with a "P1989" signature cane.  It is a really flashy paperweight with great color. 

Perthshire made this design only in 1989. 

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 5/8" diameter by just under 2" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P1989" signature cane in the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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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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4800 Perthshire PP61 Millefiori Looped or Cinquefoil Garland Paperweight. Circa 1986 - 1988.  This is a medium sized millefiori paperweight with a ribbed edge.  The pattern consists of a five looped garland of complex millefiori canes.  The loops come together in a concentric design of complex canes with a complex Perthshire "P" signature cane in the center.  There is a complex millefiori cane between each loop.  The ground is an opaque blue.  It is signed in the center of the design with a complex Perthshire "P" signature cane in the center of two rings of canes.  There is also a worn Perthshire paper label taped to the base.  The PP61 was made from 1983 to 1988, but this design was made only from 1986 -1988. 

This is often called a pressed weight because a mold is used to form the outside ribbing.  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.

Medium Size:  2 1/2" diameter by 1 1/4" high.  The base is ground concave.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.  The label is worn and has been taped to the base.
Signature:  Signed with a complex "P" cane in the center of the design.  The paperweight also has a Perthshire paper label taped to the base.

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

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

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

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

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

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4801 Early Perthshire 1974 PP11 Large Spaced Millefiori With Picture Canes on White Lace Paperweight.  dated 1974. This is an early spaced millefiori paperweight with twelve very complex millefiori including three picture canes and a complex date cane.  The ground is a white lace.  There are picture canes of a flying albatross, a panda, and an unidentified animal.  The paperweight is signed with a "P1974" date cane in the design.  The paperweight also has the remnant of a Perthshire paper label on the base.  The millefiori in this paperweight are unusually complex.  A very nice example.  See note below about condition. 

Note:  This paperweight has a 1/4" circular impact fracture and a tiny pinprick and is offered at a reduced price. 

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 3/4" diameter by just under 2" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Condition:  Good condition.  This paperweight has a 1/4" circular impact fracture and a tiny pinprick.  No other damage found.  Some wear on the base.  The paperweight is offered at a reduced price.
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire "P1974" date-signature cane in the design.  The paperweight also has the remnant of a Perthshire paper label on the base. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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$65 postage paid in the US. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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$175 postage paid in the US. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$150 postage paid in the US. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$295 postage paid in the US. 

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