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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
 
 
5944 Perthshire Annual Collection 1999F Limited Edition Three Dimensional Bouquet Paperweight with Certificate & Box.  dated 1999.  This paperweight features a multicolored three dimensional bouquet of flowers and buds set on a clear ground with a special star and feather cut base.  The paperweight is faceted with one large top facet and 12 side facets (eight large and four small).  The paperweight is signed with an engraved "P" on the edge of the base.  It also has its original paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  And it comes with its original certificate identifying this as #48 out of a limited edition of 150 paperweights and its original Perthshire box.  A fantastic addition to your collection of Perthshire paperweights.  

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection for 1999.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  The edition size for this paperweight was 150 weights.  Each year's Annual Collection designs were lettered to indicated this special status.  In 1999, there were eight Annual Collection designs, designated 1999A through 1999G plus the 1999 Foxglove design.  This design, the Three Dimensional Bouquet Paperweight, was designated 1999F.

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 7/8" diameter by just under 2 1/2" high.  It is faceted with one large top facet and 12 side facets (eight large and four small).  The base is concave and finished with a special star and feather cut. 
Signature:  The paperweight is signed with an engraved "P" on the edge of the base.  It also has its original paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  And it comes with its original certificate identifying this as #48 out of a limited edition of 150 paperweights and its original Perthshire box.
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.

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Certificate
Engraved P signature on base
Label
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Profile
Box
Another side view
Another view with box and certificate
Base with label and engraved "P"
$675 postage paid in the US.            US Sales only, no international shipping.      Delivery will require a signature.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1999F Limited Edition Three Dimensional Bouquet Paperweight with Certificate & Box
5943 Perthshire Magnum 1987G Annual Collection Horse & Jockey Millefiori Paperweight.  dated 1987.  This is an amazing paperweight constructed in two levels and then encased again with clear glass.  It is a paperweight within a paperweight.  The inner design features a large colored picture cane of a horse and jockey surrounded by two concentric rings of complex canes.  This design can also be partially viewed from the base.  The inner design is encased with clear glass and then an outer blue and white double overlay having a circular window that reveals the lower level.  The window is bordered with a ring of complex canes and is surrounded by a four sided garland of twists and larger canes.  The entire design is then encased again in clear glass.  It is signed on the base with a "P 1987" Perthshire signature / date cane.  This design was offered in a limited edition of 250 paperweights of which only 120 were made.  It comes with its original Perthshire box.  Great color and execution. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection for 1987.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  The edition size for this paperweight was 250 weights, but only 120 were made.  Each year's Annual Collection designs were lettered to indicated this special status.  In 1987, there were seven Annual Collection designs, designated 1987A through 1987G.  This design was given the designation 1987G.

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 3/16" diameter by 2 5/16" high.  The base is ground concave.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P 1987" signature / date cane on the base.  This paperweight comes with the original its original box.  There is no paper label on this paperweight. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches.

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Closeup
Profile
"P 1987" signature / date cane on base
Paperweight in box
Side view
Base
Another view of the box
$575 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Magnum 1987G Annual Collection Horse & Jockey Millefiori Paperweight
5616 Perthshire Annual Collection 1982C Limited Edition Magnum Millefiori Garland Paperweight.  circa 1982.  This extra large paperweight features a white six petaled flower surrounded by six millefiori clusters.  Each cluster consists of two rings of complex canes around a central cane.  The design is closely arranged over a translucent ruby ground.  It is signed on the base under the flower with a "P 1982" signature cane.  There is also a paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  The edition size was set at 300, but only 165 were made.  A magnificent paperweight. 

The Perthshire Annual Collection Paperweights were special limited edition designs that offered one year only.  Each year's editions were lettered to indicate this special status.  In 1982 they made eight special designs designated A through H.  This design was designated 1982C.  These were 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.

Very large size:  Just over 3 1/8" diameter by 2 1/4" high. The base is hollow ground. 
Condition:  One tiny pinprick on the base.  Otherwise in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.
Signature:  Signed with a complex "P 1982" signature cane on the base under the flower.  There is also a paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". 

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Closeup
Signature cane
Side view
Profile
Signature cane and label on the base
Base
$395 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1982C Limited Edition Magnum Millefiori Garland Paperweight
5546 Perthshire Annual Collection 2000A Limited Edition Bouquet in Basket Paperweight.  circa 2000.  This paperweight features a bouquet of two amber flowers, two pink buds, and green leaves inside a pristine double basket of millefiori canes.  The inner basket consists of dark blue millefiori canes.  The outer basket consists of alternating pink and green millefiori canes.  The paperweight is faceted with a large top facet and five side facets.  It is signed with an engraved "P" and the edition number "144" in the center of the base.  It also has its original Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base and a second label from a Selman auction.  This design was made in a limited edition of 250 paperweights only in 2000.  A nice crisp design with great color.

Note on Selman Auction:  The previous owner paid $450 for this paperweight at the Selman Auction 44 (Lot 277).

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 2000.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight Annual Collection designs in 2000, designated A through G plus a Special Limited Edition which had no letter designation.  This design is designated 2000A.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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

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

Size:  Just under 2 1/2" diameter by just over 1 1/2" high.  The base is fire finished and engraved with the letter "P" and the edition number "144".  The paperweight is faceted with one large top facet and five side facets.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with an engraved "P" and the edition number "144"in the center of the base.  It also has its original Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base and a second label from a Selman auction.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  Some wear on the base and some wear on the Perthshire label.

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Side view
Signature ("P 144") and labels on base
Another side view
Base
$295 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 2000A Limited Edition Bouquet in Basket Paperweight
5592 Perthshire 1979 PP11 Limited Edition Large Spaced Millefiori Paperweight with Picture Canes and Certificate.   dated 1979. This is a large limited edition spaced millefiori paperweight with twelve mostly complex millefiori canes plus a complex signature date cane.  There are four colored picture canes, a rooster, kangaroo, butterfly, and cat.  The ground is a white lace.  More properly, this could also be considered a spaced concentric design as there are eight millefiori canes in the outer ring and four millefiori picture canes in the inner ring, arranged around a central signature cane.  The paperweight is signed with a "P1979" date cane in the center of the design.  This particular version of the PP11 with silhouette or picture canes and a hollow ground base was made from 1975 to 1982.  This paperweight comes with its original (worn) certificate stating that it is edition number 330 in a limited edition of 400 paperweights.  It does not have a paper label.  A great example with a nice assortment of complex canes and picture canes.

The Perthshire PP11 design was made from 1969 to 1992, although the design changed several times over the years.  Those made from 1972 to 1982 have one or more silhouette or picture canes.  Before 1972 there were no silhouette canes.  Starting in 1983 to 1990, an outer ring of millefiori canes was added.  In 1991 and 1992 the design changed again.  The base also changed over the years.  PP11s made from 1969 to 1974 have a flat polished base.  Those made starting in 1975 have a hollow ground base.

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library.

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

Large Size:  Just over 2 15/16" diameter by 2 1/4" high.  The base is hollow ground. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection.  The certificate is worn. 
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire "P1979" date-signature cane in center of the design.  This paperweight come with its original certificate.  It does not have a paper label.   

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

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Closeup
Signature / date cane
Certificate
Side view
Profile
Base
$265 postage paid in the US.

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Early Perthshire 1970 PP11 Limited Edition Large Spaced Millefiori Paperweight
5942 Perthshire 1981H Annual Collection Amber Double Overlay Closepack Limited Edition Paperweight.  dated 1981.  This is a closepacked millefiori design with a double overlay of amber over white.  The millefiori are all complex canes and are pulled down to the base forming a basket appearance.  Underneath the millefiori is a ground of twist canes visible from the bottom.  The paperweight has an unusual five sided faceting design consisting of a large top facet, five medium sized side facets, and five smaller side facets at a lower level.  In addition to the facets, there is a semi-facet where the amber material is removed to reveal white ovals between each of the medium side facets.  It is signed on the base with a complex "P 1981" signature / date cane.  The base is polished concave.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 250 paperweights (of which 152 were made).  A wonderful paperweight with brilliant execution. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1981.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight Annual Collection designs in 1981, designated A through H.  This design is designated 1981H.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). 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 11/16" diameter by just over 1 3/4" high.  The base is ground concave.  The paperweight is finished with a large top facet and ten side facets in two rows.  It also has five semi-facets (see description).
Signature:  This paperweight is signed on the base with Perthshire's complex signature / date cane "P 1981".
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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

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Profile
Side view
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Closeup
Another side view
Signature / Date cane on base
View of base showing twisted canes below millefiori
Another view of base
SOLD.

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Perthshire 1981H Annual Collection Amber Double Overlay Closepack Limited Edition Paperweight
5248 Perthshire Annual Collection 1975B Limited Edition Penguin Paperweight.  circa 1975.  This magnum sized paperweight features a penguin inside a hollow paperweight with a translucent blue flash overlay.  The penguin is standing on a small ice floe; the translucent blue overlay represents the cold blue sea.  This is one of a series of hollow weights each with a different animal.  The translucent blue overlay 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 ice flow.  It also has its original Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  It comes with its original certificate identifying this as #213 out of a limited edition of 350 weights, of which 316 actually made.  A wonderful paperweight that sparkles like iced water. 

The hollow weights like this are one of the favorites of collectors since they are so difficult to make.  This paperweight is a joy to examine.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items for 1975.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were five annual collection designs in 1975, designated A through E.  This design is 1975B.  It was limited to a maximum of 350 paperweights, of which only 316 were actually made.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). 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 1/8" diameter by 2 9/16" high.  It is faceted with one large top facet and 16 side facets (eight large and eight smaller facets).  The base is polished flat. 
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P" on the base.  It also has its original Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  It comes with its original certificate identifying this as #213 out of a limited edition of 350 weights.
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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Closeup
Profile
Top view
Signature cane and label
Certificate
Another closeup
Another view
Still another view
Base
$435 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1975B Limited Edition Penguin Paperweight
5960 Perthshire Annual Collection 1982H Limited Edition Double Overlay Floral Bouquet Paperweight.  issued 1982.  This is a special floral design featuring a bouquet of flowers within a blue and white double overlay cut deeply to show alternating blue and white sides.  The bouquet has three lampwork flowers and two opening buds with leaves and stems on on clear ground.  The flowers have complex millefiori centers.  There is a flat top facet, fancy cut side facets, and a star cut base.  The effect of the cutting is to make the overlay resemble blue and white petals.  There is a complex "P" signature cane next to the stem.  This paperweight is #37 of a limited edition of 300 weights, of which only 205 were made.  It comes with its original Perthshire certificate and box.  Great color and execution. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1982.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight Annual Collection designs in 1982, designated A through H.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

Size:  Just under 2 5/8" diameter by 1 3/4" high.  There is a fancy star cut on the base.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P" complex signature cane near the stem.  This paperweight does not have a label.  This paperweight comes with the original certificate and box. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips or cracks or scratches.  There is some faint wear to the bottom of the overlay.  The box has some residue on it where I removed tape and labels. 

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Box with paperweight and certificate
Base with fancy cutting 
Closeup
Signature cane
Profile
Side view
Certificate
Box
$395 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1982H Limited Edition Double Overlay Floral Bouquet Paperweight
5569 Large Perthshire PP58 Faceted Paneled Millefiori Paperweight.  circa 1997-2002A large patterned millefiori paperweight with 10 sections of floral millefiori canes over an opaque blue ground.  The central design consists of two rings around a central signature cane.  This paperweight dates from 1997 or later when Perthshire changed the PP58 pattern to have more than just a top facet.  Each paneled section has a 1-1-2-3 pattern of millefiori canes and is bordered by multi-colored twists.  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".  It is faceted with a top facet and five side facets.  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:  3" in diameter by 1 7/8" high.  The base is ground concave.  It is faceted with a top facet and five side facets. 
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.   

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Signature cane
Label on base
Side view
Closeup
Profile
Another side view
Base
SOLD.

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Large Perthshire PP58 Faceted Paneled Millefiori Paperweight
5251 Perthshire Annual Collection 1977B Limited Edition Damson Plums Paperweight with Certificate and Box.   circa 1977.  This paperweight features three rich purple colored lampwork 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 comes with its original box and original certificate identifying this as #97 out of a limited edition of 500 weights (only 315 were made).  A great addition to any collection of paperweights.  

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.  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.  This design, the Damson Plum Weight, was designated 1977B.

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 :  2 1/16" diameter by 1 1/2" 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 comes with its original box and original certificate identifying this as #97 out of a limited edition of 500 weights. 
Condition :  Outstanding condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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Certificate
Engraved P signature (reversed) on tiny facet near base
Close-up showing engraved P signature viewed from the top
Closeup - note P visible on lower edge
Box
Box with paperweight
Another view
Side view
Base
$175 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1977B Limited Edition Damson Plums Paperweight with Certificate and Box
5910 Perthshire 1970 PP19 Limited Edition Millefiori Scramble Paperweight.   dated 1970.  This is a large sized scramble or end of day millefiori paperweight with a Perthshire "P 1970" signature / date cane in the design.  It also has a large but faint "P" signature cane near the center.  The colors resemble an antique Clichy scramble paperweight.  There is a large number of millefiori canes and pieces of canes packed into this paperweight making it a joy to examine and study.  The design is placed over a clear ground.  It also has a very worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" taped to the base. A fun early paperweight from Perthshire. 

The PP19 was made in a limited edition from 1969 to 1980 and from 1987 to 2002.  Each year was a little different with silhouettes added in later years.  The earliest versions were smaller  This version (with a clear ground) was made until 1991.

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 13/16" diameter by just over 2 1/8" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection.  The paper label is very worn and the previous owner taped the label to the base.
Signature:  It is signed with Perthshire's "P 1970" signature cane in the design.  It also has a large but faint "P" signature cane near the center.  And there is a very worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" taped to the base.   

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Signature canes
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Label (very worn) taped to base
Profile
Base
$225 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire 1970 PP19 Limited Edition Millefiori Scramble 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. 

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4325 Perthshire Annual Collection 1978C Limited Edition Bluebell Faceted Paperweight.  circa 1978.  This paperweight features three Scottish bluebell blossoms on a stem with green leaves.  The design is set on a clear ground.  It has one convex top facet, sixteen convex side facets in two rows, and a star-cut base.  It is signed with a complex "P" signature cane near the base of the stem.  This design was made in a 1978 limited edition of 350 paperweights of which all were made.  A nice crisp design that glitters.

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

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

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). 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 1/4" diameter by 1 11/16" high.  The base is finished with a fancy star-cutting.  The paperweight is faceted with one convex top facet and sixteen convex side facets in two rows.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a complex "P" signature cane near the base of the stem.  It does not have a paper label.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.

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Signature cane near the stem
Base with star cut
Profile
$275 postage paid in the US. 

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1978C Limited Edition Bluebell Faceted Paperweight
5615 Perthshire Annual Collection 1982B Limited Edition Flamingo Paperweight with Certificate.  dated 1982.  This paperweight features a pink flamingo standing on one leg in a blue pond with two water lilies and two cat tails.  There is a translucent blue and green ground.  The paperweight has a single top facet.  It is signed with a complex "P 1982" signature cane in the center of the base.  It also has its original worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base and comes with its original (somewhat wrinkled) certificate stating that this is edition number 26 in a limited edition of 300 paperweights (of which only 184 were made).  An unusual design from Perthshire.. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1982.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight Annual Collection designs in 1982, designated A through H.  This design is designated 1982B.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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

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

Size:  Just under 2 5/8" diameter by 1 11/16" high.  The base is ground concave.  Faceted with one large top facet.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a complex "P 1982" signature cane in the center of the base.  It also has its original worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base and comes with its original (somewhat wrinkled) certificate stating that this is edition number 26 in a limited edition of 300 paperweights (of which only 184 were made).   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.  There are some bubble in the ground. 

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

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Base
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Signature cane
$295 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1982B Limited Edition Flamingo Paperweight with Certificate
6025 Rare Perthshire PP21 Large Millefiori Swirl Paperweight.  circa 1974-1977.  This large swirl weight is especially hard to find.  The swirl is made up of multicolored twist canes which extend outward from the center and wrap around to the bottom.  There is a fancy star cane in the center.  It was made only for four years, from 1974 to 1977.  The design is set on a clear ground.  The view of the base shows how the twist canes wrap around to the base.  An interesting early paperweight from Perthshire.

Note:  There is some confusion in the literature about the PP21.  The PP20 consists of mostly single threads in a swirl, but this PP21 is a larger paperweight and has twist canes rather than single threads.  The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights: The Final Years shows a picture of a 1971 Seaweed Paperweight, but that may have been a prototype that was produced only in pre-production samples.

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 11/16" diameter by just under 2" high.  The base is polished slightly concave.
Signature:  The paperweight has its original Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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

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Label
Closeup
Profile
Side view
View showing twists wrapping around to base
Another view of base
$175 postage paid in the US.

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Rare Perthshire PP21 Large Millefiori Swirl Paperweight
2920 Perthshire Annual Collection 1973E Limited Edition Miniature Amber Flower Paperweight with certificate.  This paperweight features a five-petaled amber flower with a stem set over a clear ground.  It is faceted with one top facet and eight side facets and finished with a brilliant grid cut base.  This was the first design Perthshire made with the grid cut base, which they called a strawberry-cut.  It is signed with Perthshire's "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 600 paperweights of which 563 were made.  This comes which its original certificate which identifies it as #554 in the edition.  There is no paper label on this paperweight.  A nice crisp design with great color.

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

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

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

Small Size:  2 1/8" diameter by 1 3/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave and finished with a grid-cut.  This paperweight is faceted with a larger top facet and eight small side facets.    
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  It also comes with its original certificate.   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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Profile
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Certificate
Base
New Price $195 (was $265) postage paid in the US.  

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1973E Limited Edition Miniature Amber Flower Paperweight with certificate
5619 Perthshire Annual Collection 1984D Limited Edition Pink Floral Spray Paperweight.  issued 1984.  This is a large light pink lampwork flower with five pink buds on a white double spiral latticinio cushion ground.  The flower has a yellow complex millefiori center.  The flower and buds have individual stems.  It is signed with Perthshire's complex "P" signature cane on the base.  This design was issued with blue flowers and with pink flowers in a limited edition of 400 paperweights, of which only 271 were made.  Great color and execution.

Note on color:  The actual color of the flower is a lighter pink than is shown in the pictures. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1984.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were seven Annual Collection designs in 1984, designated A through G.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

Large size:  2 15/16" diameter by 2 3/16" high.  The base is ground concave.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P" complex signature on the base.  This paperweight does not have a label.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips or cracks or scratches. 

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

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Profile
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Base
$395 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1984D Limited Edition Pink Floral Spray Paperweight
5250 Perthshire Annual Collection 1975E Limited Edition Green Overlay Millefiori Paperweight Bottle with Original Box.  This is a tall bottle with a green flash overlay and a three ring concentric millefiori pattern base.  The concentric millefiori pattern consists of all complex millefiori canes.  There is a center complex cane that matches the single millefiori cane in the stopper.  The bottle has 24 side facets arranged in three rows.  The stopper has a matching green flash overlay with eight side facets arranged in two rows.  The stopper has a single complex millefiori cane which matches the center cane in the base.  This bottle is signed with a Perthshire "P1975" signature / date cane in the base.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base and comes with its original fitted satin lined box.  This design was made with a green or blue overlay and offered in a limited edition of 350 bottles of which 347 were made.  I do not have the original certificate.  This is a great addition to any collection of paperweight related items.

Perthshire made this paperweight bottle as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1975.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were five Annual Collection designs in 1975, designated A through E.  This design is designated 1975E.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

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

Large size:  Just under 3 1/8" diameter by just under 7 1/2" high with the stopper.  The bottle is 5 3/4" tall without the stopper.  The stopper is 1 9/16" diameter by 2 5/8" long.  The base is ground concave in the center.  The bottle has 24 side facets and the stopper has eight side facets.  The box is 8" long by just under 5 1/2" wide by 3 7/8" tall.
Signature:  This paperweight bottle has a Perthshire complex "P1975" signature / date cane in the base and a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  It comes with its original satin lined fitted box.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.  The box is in excellent condition. 

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Top of stopper
Signature cane and label
Base
Box
Box with bottle
Bottle with stopper
$395 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1975E Limited Edition Green Overlay Millefiori Paperweight Bottle
5946 Perthshire Magnum 1976D Annual Collection Cushion Millefiori Paperweight.  dated 1976.  This is an amazing paperweight constructed in two levels and then encased again with clear glass.  It is a paperweight within a paperweight.  The inner design is a lower level closepacked millefiori design which can also be viewed from the base.  The inner design is encased with clear glass and then an outer blue and white double overlay having a circular window that reveals the lower level.  The window is bordered with a ring of complex canes and is surrounded by a six sided garland of twists and larger complex canes and is surrounded again by an outer garland of complex canes.  The entire design is then encased again in clear glass.  It is finished with one large top facet and signed on the base with a "P 1976" Perthshire signature / date cane.  The "6" in the signature cane is distorted and looks like a "0", but this is definitely a 1976 design.  This design was offered in a limited edition of 300 paperweights of which 295 were made.  I will mail this with a Perthshire box, but it is not the original 1976 box.  A fantastic very large paperweight and a great addition to any collection of millefiori paperweights.   

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection for 1976.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  The edition size for this paperweight was 300 weights of which 295 were made.  Each year's Annual Collection designs were lettered to indicated this special status.  In 1976, there were five Annual Collection designs, designated 1976A through 1976E.  This design was given the designation 1976D.

Note on blue and white inner overlay:  The inner overlay wraps around to the base to create an irregular shaped window at the base.  Please review the pictures of the base.

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 9/16" diameter by 2 1/4" high.  The base is polished concave.  It weighs just under 1 pound 11 ounces and will be over two pounds when packaged for mailing.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P 1976" signature / date cane on the base.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches.  The "6" in the signature cane is distorted and looks like a "0".  The window on the base is irregular in shape.

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SOLD.

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Perthshire Magnum 1976D Annual Collection Cushion Millefiori Paperweight
5562 Perthshire PP70 Two Color Swirl Crown Paperweight circa 1984-1985.  This large crown paperweight features a swirl of sixteen white stringers (rods of glass) placed over a translucent turquoise ground.  There is a matching millefiori cane to crown the design on top.  The stringers are arranged in groups of four and wrap around to the base.  The paperweight is signed with a complex "P" signature cane on the base.  It also has a label from a Selman auction.  This design was made only in 1984 & 1985.  A nice crisp design with great color.

Crown weights are considered by some to be the most exciting of all millefiori designs.  They are extremely difficult to make. 

Note on Selman Auction:  The previous owner paid $225 plus a 15% bidders premium for this paperweight at the Selman Auction 44 (Lot 282).

Note on condition:  The paperweight is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches.  There is a small dimple (manufacturing flaw) on one of the stringers (shown in the pictures).  The base has two small pieces of debris near the signature cane. 

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 13/16" diameter by 1 7/8" high.  The base is ground concave.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a complex "P" signature cane on the base.  It also has a label from a Selman auction. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  There is a small dimple (manufacturing flaw) on one of the stringers (shown in the pictures).  The base has two small pieces of debris near the signature cane.

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Base
Another view of base
$185 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire PP70 Two Color Swirl Paperweight
5929 Perthshire 1995 PP47 Limited Edition Concentric Millefiori Paperweight with Six Picture Canes and Certificate.  dated 1995.  This is small sized millefiori paperweight with two concentric rings of complex millefiori canes and a center picture cane.  The design is placed on a white lace ground.  The center cane is a complex cane with a picture cane of a heron.  The center cane is surrounded by a ring of five spaced complex blue millefiori canes.  The outer ring is a garland of  five picture canes separated by multicolored twists.  The five picture canes in the outer garland are, I think, a panda, swan, kangaroo, penguin, and mushroom.   It is signed and dated on the base with a "P1995" signature / date cane.  It comes with its original certificate stating that it is number 25 out of a limited edition of 300 paperweights.  It is also engraved 25 on the base.  This is a really flashy paperweight with great color. 

Although the PP47 was made from 1981 to 2002, the design varied each year.  This particular design was made only in 1995. 

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 over 2 3/16" diameter by 1 9/16" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire "P1995" signature / date cane on the base.  It comes with its original certificate stating that it is number 25 out of a limited edition of 300 paperweights.  The edition number (25) is engraved on the base.  It  does not have a Perthshire paper label. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. There are some small bubbles in the lace ground.

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$275 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire 1995 PP47 Limited Edition Concentric Millefiori Paperweight with Six Picture Canes and Certificate
3511 Perthshire PP52 End of Week Green Paperweight Bottle.  circa 1982 - 1994.  This end-of-week (or end-of-day) bottle contained crushed millefiori canes embedded in an opaque green base layer.  Some whole millefiori canes are visible.  The stopper matches the bottle.  It is unsigned and does not have a paper label.  It is an extra nice example.

Note:  Multiple views are shown taken from all sides, but only one bottle is offered for sale.

The Perthshire PP52 was made from 1982 to 1994.  The base layer can be green, ruby, or blue.

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 4 3/4" high by 2 5/8" diameter including the stopper.  The base is shaped concave. 
Signature:  Unsigned, but I guarantee that this is a Perthshire PP52 bottle made in Scotland.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.

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$245 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire PP52 End of Week Green Paperweight Bottle
3905 Perthshire Annual Collection 1979A Limited Edition Sunflower Paperweight.  dated 1979.  This paperweight features a gold lampwork sunflower with a garland of green leaves and an outer ring of alternating spaced complex millefiori canes.  Perthshire calls the opaque ground burnt umber.  There is also a complex cane in the center of the flower.  It is signed with a complex "P 1979" signature cane in the center of the base.  It also has its original worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  This design was made in a 1979 limited edition of 350 paperweights of which 303 were actually made.  A stunning paperweight bound to brighten your day. 

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

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

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

Extra large size:  3 3/16" diameter by just under 2 7/16" high.  The base is ground concave.  It weighs 22 ounces.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a complex "P 1979" signature cane in the center of the base.  It also has its original (worn) Perthshire label.
Condition:  Excellent condition. No cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.  The label is worn.  There are some striations (sugaring) and a few small bubbles in the glass from when it was made.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1979A Limited Edition Sunflower Paperweight
4805 Perthshire Annual Collection 1989F Limited Edition Cherries Faceted Paperweight.  circa 1989.  This paperweight features five cherries with green leaves and stems on a clear ground.  The all over honeycomb faceting makes it appear as if there are many more cherries than just five.  It has a grid cut base and is engraved with a "P" signature on a facet near the base.  This design was made in a 1989 limited edition of 300 paperweights of which only 154 were made.  A nice crisp design with many reflections.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1989.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were seven Annual Collection designs in 1989, designated A through G.  This design is designated 1989F.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). 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 7/16" diameter by 1 1/2" high.  The base is fire finished and engraved with the letter "P".  The paperweight is faceted with one large top facet and five side facets.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with an engraved "P" on the base.  It does not have a paper label.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.

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$395 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1989F Limited Edition Cherries Faceted Paperweight
5599 Perthshire 1982 PP49 Limited Edition Patterned Millefiori Paperweight with Complex Canes.  dated 1982.  This medium sized millefiori paperweight has a large complex center cane surrounded by four large complex canes and a closepacked carpet of many smaller pink canes.  Three pairs of large complex canes surround the center cluster.  The perimeter of the paperweight has a garland with three large half circles and three small half circles, each with a large complex cane in the center.  The design is placed over a translucent green ground.  It is signed with a Perthshire "P 1982" date / signature cane in the center of the base and also has its original worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  The PP49 design was issued in a limited edition only in 1982, with the edition size unknown.  A beautiful addition to any collection of Perthshire paperweights. 

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 5/8" diameter by 1 15/16" high.  The base is polished concave.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with Perthshire's complex "P 1982" signature cane in the center of the base.  It also has its original worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  Some wear on the base, but no other cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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$345 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire 1982 PP49 Limited Edition Patterned Millefiori Paperweight with Complex Canes
5934 Perthshire Annual Collection 1981C Limited Edition Magnum Aquarium Paperweight.  dated 1981.  This magnum paperweight features a colorful assortment of sea life in a three dimensional display.  There is a green seahorse, a blue crab, a brown snail, and two fish amidst a large pink seaweed.  The design is placed on a grey sand ground.  It is signed with a complex "P 1981" signature cane in the center of the base.  It is also engraved with Peter McDougall's "PMcD" signature on the base.  It is faceted with one large top facet and 24 side facets in three rows.  This design was made in a 1981 limited edition of 350 paperweights of which 237 were actually made.  It comes with its original box.  A very large stunning paperweight from Perthshire. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1981.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight Annual Collection designs in 1981, designated A through H.  This design is designated 1981C.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). 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:  3 3/8" diameter by 2 11/16" high.  The base is ground concave.  Faceted with one large top facet and 24 side facets in three rows.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a complex "P 1981" signature cane in the center of the base.  It is also engraved with Peter McDougall's "PMcD" signature on the base.  It comes with its original Perthshire box.  There is no label or certificate with this paperweight. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.

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$395 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1981C Limited Edition Magnum Aquarium Paperweight
5613 Perthshire 1981A Annual Collection Miniature Swirl with Pink Flower Limited Edition Paperweight.  dated 1981.  This miniature paperweight features a wonderful six-petaled pink flower with three pairs of green leaves.  The flower has a great complex white millefiori center.  The design is set on a white spiral latticinio swirl that wraps around to the base.  Underneath is a honey-amber transparent ground which makes the swirl look amber also (but the swirl really is white).  The paperweight is signed on the base with Perthshire's complex "P 1981" signature / date cane.  The base is polished concave.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 350 paperweights (of which 264 were made).  A wonderful paperweight with brilliant execution. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1981.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were eight Annual Collection designs in 1981, designated A through H.  This design is designated 1981A.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). 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. 
Signature:  This paperweight is signed on the base with Perthshire's complex signature / date cane "P 1981".
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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Perthshire 1981A Annual Collection Miniature Swirl with Pink Flower Limited Edition Paperweight
5596 Perthshire PP46 Club Pattern Closepack Millefiori Paperweight.  circa 1981-1985.  This Perthshire millefiori paperweight has a closepack design in the shape of a club in the center with a club shaped border of identical amber and white canes.  The design is set on a translucent green ground with a garland of green and white canes on the outside.  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's complex "P" signature cane.  It also has its original worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  The paperweight has one large top facet.  Every collector should have one of these.

The PP46 was made with a Club design from 1981 to 1985.  It was also made as a Heart (1981-1999), Diamond (1981-1986), and Spade (1981-1985).

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

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

Size:  2 9/16" diameter by just under 1 11/16" high. The base is ground concave.  There is one large top facet. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with slight wear on the base but no other cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.  The label is worn. 
Signature:  It is signed on the base with Perthshire's complex "P" signature cane.   It also has its original worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base. 

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$165 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire PP46 Club Pattern Closepack Millefiori Paperweight
5573 Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with Blue Ground.  circa 1982-2002A large patterned millefiori paperweight with 10 sections of floral millefiori canes over a translucent blue 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.  A stunning paperweight with great color and crisp execution. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

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

Large size:  Just over 3" in diameter by just over 2 1/8" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  It is signed in the center of the design with Perthshire's "P' signature cane.  This example does not have a paper label.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  Some minor wear on the base. 

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$195 postage paid in the US.

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Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with Blue Ground
5618 Perthshire Annual Collection 1983A Limited Edition Millefiori Flower Paperweight.  dated 1983.  This medium sized paperweight features a yellow lampwork flower with two leaves and a stem.  The flower is set on a translucent green ground and is surrounded by a square of twists, then a ring of complex millefiori canes, and then another ring of twists and millefiori.  There is also a complex cane in the center of the flower.  It is signed on the base with a complex "P 1983" signature cane.  It also has its original worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base and comes with its original stained and wrinkled certificate stating this is edition number 21 of a 1983 limited edition of 300 paperweights (241 were actually made).  A remarkable paperweight with great color and a complex design. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1983.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were seven Annual Collection designs in 1983, designated A through G.  This design is designated 1983A.  The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items.

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

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). 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 7/8" high.  The base is ground concave.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a complex "P 1983" signature cane in the center of the base.  It also has its original (worn) Perthshire label and comes with its original stained and wrinkled certificate.
Condition:  Excellent condition. No cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.  The label is worn and the certificate is stained and wrinkled.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1983A Limited Edition Millefiori Flower Paperweight

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