PERTHSHIRE 1991 PP134A FACETED LIMITED EDITION INTRICATE MILLEFIORI PAPERWEIGHT WITH CERTIFICATE. Perthshire 1991 PP134A Faceted Limited Edition Intricate Millefiori Paperweight. This is a millefiori paperweight with an intricate design consisting of four large square in the center. The square consists of four large complex canes and is divided into quarters which are outlined by smaller canes and twists.
The central design is surrounded by a ring of complex canes. In all, a very intricate design with a mix of large canes, smaller canes, and radial twists. It has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". The paperweight has one large top facet and six side facets. It comes with its original certificate stating that it is number 233 of a limited edition of 400 paperweights.The PP134 (unfaceted) and PP134A (faceted) were made only in 1991. The design is supposed to be signed on the base with a "P1991" cane, but the label covers any signature cane that is there. I didn't remove the 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. 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 11/16" diameter by 1 3/4" high. The base is ground concave. There is one large top facet and six side facets.
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection. Signature: It appears to be signed on the base by a "P" cane or a "P1991" cane, but the cane is covered by the paper label (see white circle in center of label). I do not guarantee that the cane is there. There is also a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND". This paperweight comes with its original certificate.
Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. The item "PERTHSHIRE 1991 PP134A FACETED LTD ED INTRICATE MILLEFIORI PAPERWEIGHT WITH CERT" is in sale since Monday, October 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights\Vintage". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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