Large Perthshire PP1 Paneled Millefiori Paperweight with 15 Panels on a Lime Green Ground. A large patterned millefiori paperweight with 15 sections of floral millefiori canes over an opaque lime green ground. The central design consists of two rings around a central "P" signature cane. The sections are separated by multi-color twist canes.
The millefiori canes in each section are arranged in a 1-1-2-2 pattern. This paperweight dates from 1978 - 1981 when the Perthshire PP1 pattern had 12 or more sections, each with a 1-1-2-2 or a 1-1-1-2-2 pattern of canes. It is signed in the center with Perthshire's P' signature cane.
This example does not have its original Perthshire paper label. A stunning paperweight with soft colors. Note : This paperweight has 15 panels each with a 1-1-2-2 millefiori pattern.
The large number of panels is relatively rare. Please Note: The stand shown in the pictures is not included with the paperweight. It is shown for illustration only.Note on white glare : Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the light. Large size : 3" in diameter by just under 2 1/8" high. The base is ground concave.
Signature : It is signed in the center of the design with Perthshire's P' signature cane. This example does not have a paper label. Condition : Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 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. There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights. If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 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. Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port.
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