Design No 6 in the PMcD Glass Studio’s 2008 Annual Collection: a ruby flowerhead, with the tips of green leaves showing between the petals, set at the centre of a translucent cobalt-blue ground. The border garland features a pattern of complex millefiori canes and filigree twists.Embedded in the polished, concave base is a PMcD cane. The weight is...
An attractive design from Peter’s 2007 Collection featuring a profusion of red & yellow forget-me-nots. The green stems supporting the flowers, as well as the 6 green leaves, are enhanced with green aventurine and set on a white upset muslin cushion. Signed with a PMcD cane in the polished, concave base and scratch-numbered 19/40.
The first of a series of Scattered designs on coloured lace introduced in the 2005 Annual Collection. 16 complex millefiori canes are set in 2 spaced rings around a centre cane over an orange lace cushion.Signed with initials PMcD in the polished, concave base and scratch-dated 2005 next to a PMcD Glass Studio sticker.
A miniature crown, which originally joined the General Range in 2004. This one features green, white & grey rods alternating with white spiraling filigree cables, radiating out from a complex green, white & pink millefiori floret over a cobalt-blue ground. A PMcD signature cane is set in the polished, concave base. Original PMcD Glass Studio sticker.
Extending from 2 rings of canes around the centre, 6 radials (composed of pale-lilac millefiori with yellow & white twists on both sides), form 6 triangular panels, each closely-packed with multi-coloured millefiori canes. Yellow & white twists complete the triangles. The design is set over a translucent, mottled amethyst ground. Signed with a...
A large weight with bright-red, orange, blue, purple & white filigree swirling clockwise around a multi-coloured centre cane - composed of 25 individual elements - over a clear ground. Flat, polished base. (PP 20 & 21 were not signed)
A very attractive PP design: a small pink lampwork flower & buds on a white lace ground encircled by 4 rows of millefiori canes - 3 of which are separated by colourful twists. Cane colours are yellow, pale-pink & blue with white & mauve composite canes in the outer circle. Finished with a top and 5 side facets.Signed with a P1997 cane in the...
Introduced in 1983, PP59 has the same pattern as PP2 but rather than it domed top it has a facet. This 11-spoke example over a semi-translucent mid-blue colour ground features cog canes in pale shades of pink, yellow, blue & grey encircling a bright-red cog in the centre, signed with a “P”. Polished, concave base.
Antique Paperweights - covering the classic period - considered to be ca. 1845-1865 - and the post-classic period ca. 1870-1930.
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