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Limited edition Perthshire paperweight #PP161 for Sale in Arlington, VA - OfferUp

Limited edition Perthshire paperweight #PP161


Posted over 1 year ago in Arlington, VA

Condition: Used (normal wear)

Collectibles & Art - Collectibles

Limited edition Perthshire paperweight #PP161


Boxed in satin, with a certificate showing that it is #300 of the limited number produced that year (1994.) Immaculate, like-new condition. Bottom is marked with "P" "94" and the number "300" etched below it. Original box with satin. $295 firm. The paperweight measures 3 inches in diameter by sits 2 inches high on a flat surface. The paperweight has very beautiful tight millefiori type cane glass designs with twisted glass and lattice work designs. The lattice work designs have alternating mint green center canes and other have yellow, red, and white center canes. Perthshire is no longer in business, so these are HIGHLY collectible and also beautiful in their own right. Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperw8s. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperw8s were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price. The birth of Scottish paperw8 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 paperw8s during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. 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 paperw8s (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce w8s comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968. Peter McDougall was 1 of the very young glass workers who left Strathearn in 1969. When Perthshire closed in 2002 he was the head craftsman of Perthshire.

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