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This page shows typical examples of lampwork & millefiori designs from this well-known Scottish glassworks.
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  • Ancient medicinal plants were the inspiration for a series of 4 weights designed by Allan Scott for the Whitefriars Collection at Caithness. Papaver Somniferum - or Opium Poppy - was traditionally used as a pain killer and to induce sleep. The clear glass is set with a single pink & white flower and a large bluish-green bud. They are supported by 2...

  • One of a series of designs - inspired by ancient medicinal plants - created by Allan Scott for the Whitefriars Collection at Caithness. Hellebore foetidus is said to have been used by Hercules to cure a bout of madness. The clear glass is set with 2 pale-green buds and 2 flowers in full bloom against pale- and dark-green leaves. 5 notch-cuts of differing...

  • One of a series of designs - inspired by ancient medicinal plants - which Allan Scott created for the Whitefriars Collection at Caithness. Nerium Oleander was used in ancient Greece as an antidote for snake bites. The clear glass is set with 2 pale-pink/white flowers in full bloom, 3 tightly-furled buds, light-brown stalks and bluish-green variegated...

  • An Allan Scott design for the Whitefriars Collection - “heralding the end of harsh Winter and the coming of Spring”. Two snowdrops are borne on stems together with narrow green leaves. The lampwork design is set over a cobalt blue ground. The weight stands upright on a small base and is finished with a concave front facet, flat rear facet and 5 circular...

  • This piece was designed by Allan Scott for the Caithness Whitefriars Collection. Encased in the spherical weight - which stands on a small, virtually round base - are 2 white daisies in full bloom, together with 2 unfurling buds, green stalks and almost translucent reddish foliage. The sloping back of the weight is finished with a grid-cut to represent...

  • Allan Scott's artist’s proof (ca. 1997) for a Whitefriars Collection paperweight, produced in 1998 in a small edition (only 34) and a slightly modified version (no facets) as “Pansy Latticino”. Enclosed in a garland of red-centred blue pastry-mould canes is a pansy with purple upper petals and amber lower petals with black markings  on a bed of upset...

  • A prototype for “Late Summer Splendour” - a small edition of 25 issued in 1998. A sculptural, hour-glass shaped weight with a polished front facet giving a view onto a lampwork red flower and bud, ears of grain and green and brown foliage. An amber flash at the top of the weight (which is otherwise clear), lends a feeling of an “Indian...

  • An attractive design: a Lily of the Valley with 4 white, bell-like flowers, green leaves and curving stem. Set over a cobalt-blue colour ground, the flower is encircled by a border garland of pale-green/white millefiori canes with black crosses in the centre.The flat, polished base is acid-etched: Lily of the Valley May Caithness Glass Scotland. It is...

  • A finely-detailed lampwork interpretation of this beautiful pink rose by Allan Scott, created to celebrate the 70th birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. A half open flower, one in full bloom and a tightly furled bud are borne on 3 stems together with dark-green leaves. Pale-pink/white millefiori canes frame the central design over a rich kingfisher colour...

  • A 1995 design by Margot Thomson depicting 3 yellow and 3 pink freesias, 2 pink buds, green stems and narrow, pointed leaves encircled by a garland of pink/white/green millefiori canes. The arrangement is set over a translucent amethyst ground. A blue & white Whitefriars logo is incorporated in the border garland. Circular top window and 10 oval side...

  • An attractive weight - designed by Allan Scott - of which only 35 were actually made. Arranged around 3 yellow-centred forget-me-nots are white lupins, 2 other white flowers and trailing green stems. The design - set over a translucent kingfisher-blue colour ground - is encircled by a garland of white cog canes with blue star centres. Cut with a concave...

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  • A Margot Thomson lampwork design with 2 purple, lilac & yellow pansies and a bud, borne on thin stems growing from a tuft of green serrated leaves. The flowers are arranged within a garland of corrugated pink millefiori canes with white & green centres and set over a vibrant kingfisher-blue colour ground. Cut with a circular concave top window and...

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