Perthshire Annual Collection 1979A Limited Edition Sunflower Paperweight. This paperweight features a gold lampwork sunflower with a garland of green leaves and an outer ring of alternating spaced complex millefiori canes.
Perthshire calls the opaque ground burnt umber. There is also a complex cane in the center of the flower.It is signed with a complex "P 1979" signature cane in the center of the base. It also has its original worn Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.
This design was made in a 1979 limited edition of 350 paperweights of which 303 were actually made. A stunning paperweight bound to brighten your day. Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 1979.This means the design was made only that one year and never again. There were seven Annual Collection designs in 1979, designated A through G. This design is designated 1979A. The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items. 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. 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. Extra large size : 3 3/16" diameter by just under 2 7/16" high. The base is ground concave. Signature : This paperweight is signed with a complex "P 1979" signature cane in the center of the base.It also has its original (worn) Perthshire label. No cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.
There are some striations (sugaring) and a few small bubbles in the glass from when it was made. 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. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Paperweights".
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