This is a must have for any true collector of Studio Art Glass Paperweights. Gary Scrutton was the creator of Parabelle glass and soon became recognized as one of the finest makers of Millefiori paperweights in the world. His goal was to achieve the same or better quality than the antique glass makers from the famous French houses.
Two of Gary's signature canes became the Pansy and Clichy style rose. This paperweight is a massive 3 1/4 in diameter and contains 5 large Red Pansy Canes and 4 large Clichy style Rose Canes. There are 5 smaller Rose Canes as well as some cog canes. The entire concentric pattern is laid on an upset muslin ground. This was later in the Gary's career when is was already recognized as one of the leading paperweight makers in the world.The paperweight is signed "Parabelle Glass Artist Proof 1999". The paperweight is striking in person! My photographs do not do it justice. The bright spots you see in my photos are reflections of the overhead lights. The weight is problem free with no chips or bruises.
If you are considering this paperweight I would not wait too long as it will probably sell fairly quickly. The item "Parabelle Glass Paperweight Massive 3 1/4 Rose & Pansy on Muslin AP" is in sale since Sunday, July 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights".
The seller is "paperpooba" and is located in Vancouver, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.