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 a massive center pinkk rose surrounded by 10 smaller yellow roses. They are in turn surrounded by 16 pink roses which are surrounded by 18 red roses. Each of these Clichy style roses are framed in aventurine green leaves.
The entire motif is sitting in a white stave basket which is not very common on Parabelle paperweights. 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 1998". 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 Roses in Stave Basket RARE TYPE AP" is in sale since Sunday, August 26, 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.