Perthshire PP48 Old Fashioned Paperweight Tumbler with Concentric Millefiori Base. Circa 1981 – 1994. The paperweight base has a concentric pattern of five rings of millefiori canes surrounding a central complex “P” signature cane. The millefiori pattern is set on a translucent blue ground. This is a very nice example with brilliant glass and a precision setup. Note : Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights. Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price. 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 7/16″ diameter at the top by 3 9/16″ high. The base is ground concave. Condition : Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection. Signature : Signed with a complex Perthshire “P” signature cane in center of the design. This paperweight does not have a paper label. Allan’s Paperweights is owned by Allan Port. If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. There may be others. I do not receive these payments. The item “Perthshire PP48 Old Fashioned Paperweight Tumbler with Concentric Millefiori Base” is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights”. The seller is “paperweights” and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia.
- Country of Origin: SCOTLAND
- Style: FLORAL BOUQUET
- Original/Reproduction: CONTEMPORARY / ORIGINAL
- Glassmaking Technique: LAMPWORK & MILLEFIORI
- Type of Glass: PAPERWEIGHT
- Brand: PERTHSHIRE