This Perthshire Bouquet paperweight was issued in 1983 under the number 1983E in a Limited Edition of only 300. However, only 194 were eventually made and this one is No. 93 of that small issue and is therefore very rare.
It is one of a small collection of superb and rare weights that I shall be listing this month to include more by Perthshire and some very rare boxed weights by Whitefriars. This lovely weight is housed in its original maroon white satin-lined presentation box with the Perthshire logo on the lid in gold. It has a single round top facet and a grid cut base. The sides feature five slightly concave round windowfacets through which the central design can be seen from different angles. The central design of two lamp work flowers and a complex cane flower with green leaves is surrounded by two rings of millefiori canes in green and white.
There is a tiny P cane in the outer ring of canes. The original Perthshire paper label is still present, though detached from the weight. The Certificate of Authenticity, bearing the facsimile signature of Stuart Drysdale, is present and certifies that: this faceted weight consists of a bouquet of flowers set in two rings of millefiori canes cut with a criss-cross pattern on the base. E - and that this weight is one of a restricted issue of 300 pieces being made in 1983.The weight measures 5 cms (2) across the diameter of the top facet cut plus top curve of the encasing crystal and 7 cms (2¾) across the base and is about 4.5 cms (1¾) in height, allowing for the curve. It weighs 369gms without its box and 490gms with its box, before packing. The box measures 11.5 cms (4½) by 11.5cms (4½) and is 6.5cms (2½) tall. Those collectors who have a copy of The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights by Mahoney and McClanahan pub. 1997 will find this weight on page 39. There it also confirms that only 194 were actually made. Condition The paperweight and its box are both in an excellent and clean condition with no chips or scratches on the weight and no restoration or polishing. I always, as a matter of policy, use a signed for and tracked postal option and insure for the full value. These fine valuable glass pieces require good packaging and plenty of it. I pack most carefully in tough new packaging for which I make no charge. Please note that I have successfully sent fragile items all over the world for many years. I have also learned that with fragile items, it is safer and more prudent to pack in a comparatively large box. Please feel free to ask any questions.
The item "PERTHSHIRE BOUQUET PAPERWEIGHT 1983E BOX / CERTIFICATE No 93 OF ONLY 194" is in sale since Sunday, February 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "hollinshed" and is located in Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.