• £ 799.00 In Stock
    New

    A beautiful large butterfly composed of complex millefiori canes and set on a dark blue ground (appears black !).  Bundled pale-blue tubes make up the insect’s body.  Composite pink/blue canes in the outstretched wings produce an overall mauve tonality, offset by the white/pink edging and similarly-coloured eyespots.  The weight is finished with a large,...

    £ 799.00
  • £ 220.00 In Stock
    New

    From a centre cluster of canes, 5 lace twists radiate out across a dark-blue ground and divide the cushion into triangular panels each filled with a colourful assortment of closely-packed Whitefriars single & multi-cane millefiori.  The weight is finished with a circular top facet and 5 side facets.Signed in one of the panels with a blue/white 1976...

    £ 220.00
  • £ 110.00 In Stock
    New

    Lace twists - around a cluster of pale-blue & pink canes - form a spoke arrangement over a semi-translucent dark-blue ground. Set between the twists are pink & white/pale-blue composite canes - producing an overall mauve tonality. The weight is finished with a small hexagonal top window encircled by 6 rectangular side facets and 6 triangular side...

    £ 110.00
  • £ 250.00 In Stock
    New

    Possibly of Belgian origin - a neatly set, low domed 19th Century concentric with a star-cut base.  The 2 rows encircling the pink/green corrugated millefiori cane in the centre are made up 5 different types of millefiori canes most of which contain 6-point stars. The star-cut in the polished, concave base extends almost to the very edge.(see 2016 PCA...

    £ 250.00
  • A post-classic closepack from the Riedel glassworks in Polaun (Bohemia) ca. 1870/80 with approx. 60 relatively simple millefiori canes encircling 8 complex canes on a dark-green, mica-flecked cushion.  (See pages 279 & 280 in Peter von Brackel’s book Classic Paperweights from Silesia/Bohemia).  Flat, lightly-polished base showing age-related wear.

  • £ 225.00 In Stock
    New

    A faceted miniature pansy on clear over a small 16-point star-cut base.  The deep-purple petals and purple-tipped yellow petals - underlaid with opaque white - are set around a white/pink cane stamen.  The tips of 3 leaves surround the flowerhead; the short curved stem bears 2 further leaves.The weight is finished with a circular top facet with a...

    £ 225.00
  • £ 180.00 In Stock
    New

    Surrounding the purple/white pastry-mould cane at the centre of the design are 9 composite canes with white stars around a turquoise core.  In the outer row blue-centred pink/white corrugated canes are set between pairs of green/red pastry-moulds. Polished, concave base.

    £ 180.00
  • A medium-size, low domed end-of-day weight with a colourful mix of five or six complex millefiori canes, partial canes, ribbons, twists and filigree - in colours ranging from ruby, cobalt blue & bright-green to pink, pale-orange & turquoise - underlaid with fine upset muslin.Polished, concave base with wear ring.

  • £ 380.00 In Stock

    A medium-size, one-off design: a blue & white butterfly flutters next to a spray of blush-pink & white flowers with yellow stamen and deep-pink markings over a clear ground. Signed and dated around the middle of the weight: Cathy Richardson 2018. Polished, concave base. Includes original certificate

    £ 380.00
  • £ 340.00 In Stock

    White berries combined with pink peonies - in bud and in full bloom - are arranged with a couple of purple flowers on a bed of dark-green leaves over clear ground.Signed and dated around the weight: Cathy Richardson 2018. Polished, concave base. Includes original certificate

    £ 340.00
  • £ 250.00 In Stock

    A basket of pink/white star canes and purple/white rods encircles a 3-row cushion of millefiori canes.  The complex canes in the centre are held in a palette of soft-greens, pale-pinks & white whereas the colours of the alternating millefiori canes in the outer row are bold cobalt-blue, wine-red & white.Scratch-signed D MacNaught 2019 above the...

    £ 250.00
  • £ 235.00 In Stock

    A basket of pink & purple canes encircles a 3-row concentric design centred by a pink & pale-blue 4-petalled flower cane.  A first row of black-lined hollow tubes is followed by 2 rows of alternating complex canes, including 2 different 4-petalled flower canes.Scratch-signed above the basal edge: D MacNaught 2018. An “M” signature cane is visible...

    £ 235.00
  • £ 240.00 In stock

    A 5-row concentric with complex millefiori, crimp and ruffle canes in green, white, blue & pale-yellow encircling a mauve/white centre cane. The canes are encased in a basket of pale-blue crimp canes, with a darker blue lining. The weight is finished with a small top facet and 6 side facets.A “B” signature cane is visible through the porthole in the...

    £ 240.00
  • £ 185.00 In Stock

    A mid-size 3-row concentric set in a basket of ivory & pale-amber staves. The complex millefiori centre cane is encircled by 3 rows of canes: green crimps, white & blue crimps and blue, white & ochre crimps alternating with white 6-pointed stars. The weight is finished with a circular top facet and 5 deep-cut side facets. Signed with a "B"...

    £ 185.00
  • £ 199.00 In Stock

    Over a speckled opaque blue ground this 2-layer design features a large white blossom centred by a complex millefiori cane. Spreading over the bloom are brown branches and green ruffled leaves. Engraved on the surface of the weight is a dragonfly with outstretched wings and a bee. Script-signed around the polished, flat base: Sherwin Art Glass. Engraving...

    £ 199.00
  • £ 185.00 In Stock

    A beautifully simple design featuring a pale-pink crimp rose - its diaphanous petals streaked with darker-pink - nestled against variegated green leaves. The weight is finished with a top and 5 side facets. Script-signed around the polished, flat base: Sherwin Art Glass 2016. Faceting by Jim Poore.

    £ 185.00

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NEWS

Sunday 8th December: Whitefriars - including a large butterfly - and a couple of antique weights feature in today’s update
 

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