Perthshire Paperweight 1981F Amber White Double Overlay with Georgeous Closepack Millefiori within the weight. It is referred to as 1981H, the H letter signifying that it was considered the most elaborate and difficult to make paperweight of that alphabet series for that year. It is a gorgeous double overlay paperweight with a closepack millefiori design within. The overlay colors and the intricacy of the millefiori are what make this weight particularly appealing.
It is approximately 2 and 3/4 inches across. It has one top facet, six large and six small facets. The facets perfectly allow visibility of the millefiori closepack, and magnification of the top facet is perfect. This particular paperweight is from a very limited edition of 152.
There are many characteristics of this paperweight which make it highly unusual. First is the unique butterscotch or amber color of the double overlay, the lower overlay being a pure contrasting white. There is no other Perthshire paperweight with this color. Also, each of this series differs from the others in the faceting and the etching beneath the amber to the white. The faceting can be varied with from four to six side facets and this one has the more complex six large facets and an additional six smaller facets beneath the larger ones.
IT HAS A TOTAL OF TWELVE FACETS, MORE THAN DOUBLE THE USUAL FOR THIS PAPERWEIGHT! The etching of white on the weight is unique as well from weight to weight in the series. This one has six very small amber to white facets which are not cut to clear in between the large ones for accent of color. The Perthshire craftsmen were given free reign to design and cut these 1981F weights differently, making each unique from the others. I have a second paperweight from this edition which looks so different from this one in its faceting and cutting of the overlays.Both were hand chosen by me years ago for their differences, but it is now time to trim my personal collection. Last, inside is a magnificent millefiori closepack of beautiful colored canes and striation of those canes which can be seen through the side facets and the base. This papereight is in excellent as new condition with its P1981 identity cane in the base. Its Perthshire Paperweight sticker still is present.
The item "Perthshire Paperweight 1981H Amber Double Overlay Closepack Millefiori LE EC" is in sale since Thursday, December 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paprwt" and is located in Peoria, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.