Also included is its certificate of authenticity, original viewing stand, and blue presentation box! It is an elaborate arrangement of flowers and ferns floating above a beautiful star cut base. Seventeen ground and polished facets add sparkle to this outstanding piece. The crystal is magnificently clear as Scottish paperweights are made from the best sand for glass making.
This weight was handpicked by me during a visit to the Caithness factory in. Scotland during the 1980's. Caithness had bought Whitefriars in 1982, and this particular weight is one of the best that they created for their new Whitefriars series. Please note the realistic and'frondy' ferns which were extremely difficult to create from glass.
It will come with its blue cardboard presentation box and its COA. Also included will be its original presentation stand which was introduced by the company to display the certificate of authenticity card beneath the paperweight.It is also inscribed Bouquet and Ferns Whitefriars Caithness Scotland 97/150 on its starcut base. This paperweight is in superb condition and ranks as one of the best weights that Caithness produced in its Whitefriars series. The item "RARE Caithness WHITEFRIARS Faceted BOUQUET AND FERNS 97/150 Paperweight LE EC" is in sale since Friday, August 01, 2014. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paprwt" and is located in Northbrook, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.