Perthshire 1970 PP19 Limited Edition Millefiori Scramble Paperweight. This is a large sized scramble or end of day millefiori paperweight with a Perthshire "P 1970" signature / date cane in the design. It also has a large but faint "P" signature cane near the center. The colors resemble an antique Clichy scramble paperweight.
There is a large number of millefiori canes and pieces of canes packed into this paperweight making it a joy to examine and study. The design is placed over a clear ground. It also has a very worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" taped to the base. A fun early paperweight from Perthshire. The PP19 was made in a limited edition from 1969 to 1980 and from 1987 to 2002.Each year was a little different with silhouettes added in later years. The earliest versions were smaller This version (with a clear ground) was made until 1991. 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: 2 13/16" diameter by just over 2 1/8" high. The base is ground concave. No chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection. The paper label is very worn and the previous owner taped the label to the base. Signature: It is signed with Perthshire's "P 1970" signature cane in the design. And there is a very worn paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" taped to the base.
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.
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. If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift.
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