An"End of Day " Limited Edition Paperweight (PP19) from Perthshire Paperweights by Neil Drysdale with silhouette canes all set on a black background. Dated on the base with a Perthshire signature cane consisting a P and surrounded by the year of manufacture. It was limited to 300 pieces.Comes with original box and a Certificate of Authenticity. Some of canes are decorated with animals and birds. A History of Perthshire and Neil Drysdale (the creator of the cane). Perthshire Paperweights was a glassworks set up in Crieff, Scotland, by Stuart Drysdale in 1968. Stuart had been the manager of Vasart Glass and continued as manager when that company became Strathearn Glass. He left Strathearn in 1968 to form a new glassworks which would only make high-quality paperweights. Stuart took with him John Deacons, Jack Allan and Peter McDougall from Strathearn Glass.
Jack Allan, who had been Salvador Ysart's last apprentice at Vasart Glass, was the master glassmaker; and the company recruited and trained a skilled local team who did indeed make consistently high quality paperweights. Drysdale's ambition was to make the highest quality of paperweights to rival the best 19th century French paperweights.There is no doubt the the quality acheived at Perthshire Paperweights was superb. Unfortunately Stuart Drysdale died in 1990 and his son Neil, who took over the business, died just over ten years later in 2001. Perthshire Paperweights closed down in early 2002.
The tradition of making superb paperweights was continued by John Deacons and Peter McDougall, who set up their own paperweight studios in Crieff. This is a legacy of art in the form of a paperweight. The item "MILLEFIORI PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS END OF DAY WEIGHT 2 3/4 MINT IN BOX 1999 COA" is in sale since Thursday, December 28, 2017.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "tk1946" and is located in Bel Air, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.