Starting from a point under a complex pink & white pastry-mould cane, 36 alternating cobalt-blue & white rods swirl out forming a pinwheel pattern under a clear crystal dome. Polished, concave base with a broad wear ring.
A mixed fruit weight with 2 pears (1 green), an apple and 4 cherries set amidst serrated emerald-green leaves on a double-spiral filigree basket. Polished, concave base.
A small weight with a red & white primrose. 6 well-formed petals surround a white stardust stamen centred by a pink bulls’ eye cane. The flower is crowned by the tips of 3 green leaves and supported on a short curving stem bearing a pair of green leaves. The polished, concave base is finished with a 16-point star-cut.
Creating a vortex effect under a clear, but low dome, the 30 alternating turquoise & white rods in this weight swirl - clockwise - from white star canes set around a larger, pink-sheathed star. (The majority of Swirls are ANTI-clockwise !) The ring of controlled bubbles around the centre is not quite complete and one bubble is much larger than the...
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
Floating on the surface of a pool between 3 green lily pads are two pink waterlilies in full bloom as well as a tightly closed bud.Embedded in the side of the weight are an “R” signature cane and a 2018 date cane. Polished, concave base.
The clear glass is set with a curving brown vine bearing blue morning glories. 2 of the trumpet-shaped flowers are in full bloom, the other three are still tightly furled. Completing the design are green leaves and brown tendrils. A white/green signature/date cane is set on the underside of one of the leaves. The weight is additionally scratch-signed:...
Set on a concave white ground this simple bouquet is centred by a beautiful red rose. Grouped around the rose are small white and purple blooms; yellowish-green leaves complete the arrangement. Signed and dated above the basal rim: M Ayotte ‘19. Polished, concave base with wear ring
Antique Paperweights - covering the classic period - considered to be ca. 1845-1865 - and the post-classic period ca. 1870-1930.
Modern Paperweights - including weights made from ca. 1930 to the present day.
They are set out according to continent, country or region and list the main glasshouses, studios or artists in alphabetical order.
Both categories contain a Miscellaneous section for those paperweights for which there is no dedicated group
or which cannot be attributed with certainty to a particular glassworks or country.