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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
 
 



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.

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Profile
Side view
Upside down view
Closeup
Another side view
Signature / Date cane on base
View of base showing twisted canes below millefiori
Another view of base
$495 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire 1981H Annual Collection Amber Double Overlay Closepack Limited Edition Paperweight
5978 Perthshire PP32 Q Limited Edition Faceted Concentric Paperweight with Complex Canesdated 1985.  This small limited edition concentric design has a concentric design using only complex millefiori canes.  There is a large center cluster surrounded by a cogged garland.  The design is placed on a translucent ruby ground and is finished with an unusual faceting pattern of one large top facet and nine oval side facets in two rows (six vertical facets in the top row and three horizontal facets in the lower row).  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 400 paperweights for 1985.  It was signed in the center of the design with a complex "Q" cane which was used only in 1985.  A wonderful jewel that will enhance any collection of millefiori paperweights.

The PP32 was a limited edition design was made only from 1978 through 1986.  Each year the design was different and was signed with a letter signifying the year, with 'J" for 1978 through "R" for 1986.  Only one other Perthshire paperweight was dated this way for more than one year, that being the PP14 which was made from 1969 (A) through 1994 (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.

Large size:  2 3/16" diameter by 2 3/8" high.  The base is polished concave.  It is finished with an unusual faceting pattern of one large top facet and nine oval side facets in two rows (six vertical facets in the top row and three horizontal facets in the lower row).
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a complex "Q" signature / date cane in the center of the design.  This identifies the paperweight as a 1985 Perthshire PP32 paperweight.  There is no paper label on this paperweight.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  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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Closeup
Signature / date cane
Profile
Side view
Base
SOLD.

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Perthshire PP32 Q Limited Edition Faceted Concentric Paperweight with Complex Canes
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. 

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

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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
5597 Perthshire PP46 Heart Pattern Closepack Millefiori Paperweight.  circa 1981-1995.  This Perthshire millefiori paperweight has a closepack design in the shape of a heart in the center with a heart shaped border of identical amber and white canes.  The design is set on a translucent ruby red ground with a garland of purple 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 heart design from 1981 to 1999.  It was also made as a Spade (1981-1985), Diamond (1981-86), and Club (1981-85).  Although the heart was made until 1999, this version was produced until 1995 and then the design was changed for 1996 and again for 1997-1999. 

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

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

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

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

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Closeup
Signature cane
Label on base 
Side view
Profile
Base
Another view of base
$185 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire PP46 Heart Pattern Closepack Millefiori Paperweight
5485 Perthshire 1976 PP12 Limited Edition Large Spaced Millefiori Paperweight on Blue Lace.   dated 1976.  This is an early limited edition spaced millefiori paperweight with twelve complex millefiori canes including a complex signature date cane.  There are three picture canes, a mouse, a stag, and a duck.  The design is placed on a blue and white lace ground.  This could also be considered a spaced concentric design as the canes are arranged in two circles.  The paperweight is signed with an elaborate "P1976" signature / date cane in the design.  This particular version of the PP12 was made only in 1976.  This paperweight does not have a paper label.  It comes with its original certificate stating that this is edition number 282 of a limited edition of 400 paperweights.  A very nice example with a great assortment of complex millefiori canes.

The Perthshire PP12 design was made from 1969 to 1977 with design and color changes each year.

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" diameter by just over 2 1/8" high.  The base is hollow ground. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection.
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire "P1976" date-signature cane in design.  It comes with its original certificate stating that this is edition number 282 of a limited edition of 400 paperweights.  This paperweight 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
Another closeup
Base
SOLD.

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Perthshire 1976 PP12 Limited Edition Large Spaced Millefiori Paperweight on Blue Lace
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.   

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

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Closeup
Signature canes
Another view of signature Canes
Side view
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.

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

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Closeup
Side view
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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Closeup
Signature cane and and label on base
Certificate
Side view
Base
Profile
Signature cane
$295 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1982B Limited Edition Flamingo Paperweight with Certificate
4623 Perthshire Annual Collection 1979C Limited Edition Miniature Overlay Paperweight.  This paperweight features an upright six petaled red flower and leaves within a double overlay of blue over white.  It has one top facet and eight side facets.  The flower is very three dimensional and should be viewed from the side.  The base is finished with a grid cut.  It is signed with a complex "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  This design is a limited edition of 400 paperweights, of which only 351 were made.  Although Perthshire called this a miniature, it is actually larger with a diameter of just under 2 5/16".  There is no paper label on this example.  A nice crisp design with great color.

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

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

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

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

Size:  Just under 2 5/16" diameter by just over 1 9/16" high.  The base is ground concave and finished with a grid cut. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  It does not have a paper label.
Condition:  Very good condition although it has a 1/4" scratch on the overlay between two side facets below the widest point.  No other cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Closeup
Profile
Side view
Certificate
Base
$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. 

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$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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$395 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1975E Limited Edition Green Overlay Millefiori Paperweight Bottle
5930 Perthshire Millennium Special Limited Edition Paperweight with Box & Certificate.  dated 2000.  This paperweight is a special limited edition created to celebrate the Millennium.  It features a ruby and white six petaled flower in the center set on a yellow lace ground.  This is then surrounded by a ring of ruby and white millefiori canes.  The design is further surrounded by another ring of five picture canes and a special Millennium 2000 date cane placed on a white lace ground.  It is signed with a complex "P" signature cane in the base.  The paperweight is faceted with one large top facet and six side facets.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 500 paperweights.  It comes with its original certificate stating that it is edition 004 of the 500 paperweights and comes with its original box.  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:  3" diameter by just over 1 7/8" high.  The base is polished concave.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with a complex "P" signature cane in the center of the base.  It also has a special millennium date cane "2000" in the design.  It comes with its original certificate and box.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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$375 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Millennium Special Limited Edition Paperweight with Box & Certificate
4587 Perthshire Annual Collection 1981F Limited Edition Magnum Crown and Basket Paperweight.  dated 1981.  This is an absolutely fantastic crown paperweight.  It features a six petal amber flower with a complex millefiori center and  six green leaves (sepals) on top.  The flower is set on a wonderful spiral latticinio cushion.  The crown staves are made of alternating blue-green and white twist canes, thirty in all.  There is a further encasement in glass that gives this the impression of a paperweight within a paperweight.  It is signed on the base with a "P 1981" Perthshire signature / date cane.  It also has a slightly worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  This paperweight is one of a limited edition of 200 weights, of which 193 were made.  The paperweight has large facet on top, which allows a full view of the inner sphere.  A beautiful paperweight with perfect 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 1981F.  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.

Very large size:  Just under 3 1/4" diameter by 2 5/16" high.  It has one large facet on the top.
Signature: Signed with a Perthshire "P 1981" signature / date cane on the base.  It also has a slightly worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.
Condition: Outstanding condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches.  The label is slightly worn.

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$645 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1981F Limited Edition Magnum Crown and Basket Paperweight
5484 Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with 15 Panels on a Lime Green Ground.  circa 1978-1981.  A large patterned millefiori paperweight with 15 sections of floral millefiori canes over an opaque  lime green ground.  The central design consists of two rings around a central "P" signature cane.  The sections are separated by multi-color twist canes.  The millefiori canes in each section are arranged in a 1-1-2-2 pattern.  This paperweight dates from 1978 - 1981 when the Perthshire PP1 pattern had 12 or more sections, each with a 1-1-2-2 or a 1-1-1-2-2 pattern of canes.  It is signed in the center with Perthshire's "P' signature cane.  This example does not have its original Perthshire paper label.  A stunning paperweight with soft colors.

Note:  This paperweight has 15 panels each with a 1-1-2-2 millefiori pattern.  The large number of panels is relatively rare.

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 just under 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.

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$175 postage paid in the US.

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Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with 15 Panels on a Lime Green Ground
5911 Perthshire PP2 Medium Paneled Millefiori Paperweight.  circa 1978 - 2002.  This is a medium patterned millefiori paperweight with a center "P" signature cane surrounded by two rings of colorful millefiori and then 12 short radial twists.  Each panel has a 1-1-2-2 pattern of millefiori.  The ground is an opaque very dark purple (almost black).  This version of the PP2 has a signature cane and the base is hollow ground, dating it to 1978 or later.  It also has a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  An extra nice example with crisp setup and bright colors.

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 7/8" high. The base is hollow ground (ground concave). 
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire "P" signature cane in the center of the design.  It also has a worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.  The label is worn and dirty.

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$115 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire PP2 Medium Paneled Millefiori Paperweight
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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$295 postage paid in the US.

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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
5582 Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with 12 Panels on a Light Green Ground.  circa 1978-1981.  A large patterned millefiori paperweight with 12 sections of floral millefiori canes.  The design is placed on an opaque light green ground.  The panels are separated by green and white twists.  Each panel has a 1-1-1-2-2 millefiori pattern.  The central design consists of two rings around a central signature cane.  This paperweight dates from 1978 - 1981 when the Perthshire PP1 pattern had 12 or more sections, each with a 1-1-2-2 or a 1-1-1-2-2 pattern of canes.  It is signed in the center with Perthshire's "P' signature cane.  This example does not have a paper 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.  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 just under 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.

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Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with 12 Panels on a Light Green Ground
5913 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 multi-colored twists and an outer ring of millefiori canes on a cobalt blue ground.  Each paneled section has a single millefiori cane between the twists.  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.

Size:  2 3/16" diameter by just under 1 3/16" high. The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Excellent original condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.  The label is slightly worn.
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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Perthshire PP170 Small Daisy Shaped Millefiori Paperweight
5584 Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with 15 Panels on a Pink Ground.  circa 1978-1981.  A large patterned millefiori paperweight with 15 sections of floral millefiori canes over an opaque  pink ground.  The central design consists of two rings around a central signature cane.  This paperweight dates from 1978 - 1981 when the Perthshire PP1 pattern had 12 or more sections, each with a 1-1-2-2 or a 1-1-1-2-2 pattern of canes.  It is signed in the center with Perthshire's "P' signature cane and also has a worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND".  A stunning paperweight with soft colors.

Note:  This paperweight has 15 panels each with a 1-1-2-2 millefiori pattern.  The large number of panels is relatively rare.

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 under 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.   The label is very worn and has writing on it.

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$195 postage paid in the US.

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Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with 15 Panels on a Pink 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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$275 postage paid in the US.

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1983A Limited Edition Millefiori Flower Paperweight

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