Perthshire Annual Collection 2000F Limited Edition End of Day Paperweight. Perthshire Annual Collection 2000F Limited Edition End of Day Faceted Mushroom Paperweight. This paperweight features an end of day or tightly packed complex millefiori design pulled down to form a mushroom.
There are five picture canes placed in the design with a Perthshire "P2000" signature / date cane in the center. It is also signed with an engraved "P" on the edge of the base. The five picture canes are a crab, dog (scottie), deer (stag), dog (dalmatian), and a bird (wren). The design is set over a clear ground. The paperweight is finished with a large top facet and ten side facets arranged in two rows.
The base is cut with a fancy fan cut, also called a 20 point star. This design was made in a limited edition of 175 paperweights. It comes with its original box. There is no paper label on this example and I do not have the original certificate.
A nice crisp design with great execution. This is a very desirable paperweight made in last few years of Perthshire's operation.
Note : Although Perthshire called this an end of day paperweight, it is really a carefully close packed design of complex millefiori canes, not a scramble in the usual sense. 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 made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection designs for 2000. This means the design was made only that one year and never again.
There were eight Annual Collection designs in 2000, designated A through G plus one additional special design. This paperweight is designated 2000F. The annual collection paperweights are the most desirable of the Perthshire line, with the exception of one of one items. 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. Large size : Just under 3" diameter by just under 2 7/8" high. The base is ground concave and finished with a 20 point fan cut.
This paperweight has one large top facet and ten side facets in two rows. Signature : This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P2000" signature / date cane in the center of the design and is also engraved "P" at the edge of the base. It does not have a paper label or its original certificate.
No cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection. 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. The item "Perthshire Annual Collection 2000F LtdEd End of Day Faceted Mushroom Paperweight" is in sale since Sunday, July 25, 2021.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia.