Having trained at Strathearn Glass before moving to Perthshire Paperweights in 1968, John Deacons set up his own company J-Glass in 1978. Economic pressures forced him to close down operations in 1983. Another venture - making paperweights for the U.S. market - was called St. Kilda after an island off the coast of Scotland. Today John works from the small glass studio adjacent to his house in Crieff - and along with his son Craig - produces an amazing range of both millefiori and lampwork paperweights, including double, triple and encased overlays, which are signed with a JD cane or a JHD signature/date cane.
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Set on an opaque black ground are 3 lampwork clematis - a pink & white double flower and two mid-blue single blooms - each one centred by a complex millefiori cane. The weight is finished with a circular top facet and 6 side facets. A JD signature cane is set between the flower stems. Polished, concave base with original Deacons sticker.
A good crown weight: centred by a pink, blue & white composite cane, 5 red/blue ribbons and 5 red/green ribbons - enhanced with gold aventurine - alternate with spiralling strands of white latticinio over a clear core to meet up again in the base. A JD 1994 signature/date cane is set in the centre of the concave base.
Encircled by a garland of Clichy-style white/pink rose canes and white/pink complex millefiori canes is a red-aventurine bodied butterfly set over a pale-green lace ground. The insect’s outstretched yellow wings have orange markings close to the body and similar “eye-spots” at the tips.Signed with a JHD 2017 cane on the underside of the polished, concave...
Centring this lampwork and millefiori design is a pink/white 5-petalled clematis with a short curving stem set over a translucent, mottled aqua ground. The flower is encircled by a double garland composed of pale-blue & pale-pink cog canes and white, red & green twists.Signed in the garland with a JD cane. Slightly concave, fire-polished base with...
Clichy-style rose canes in various sizes and a range of colours - pink, white, pale-yellow, pale-blue - form a gently-curving arch over a cushion of white upset muslin.Signed with a JHD 2015 cane. A narrow wear ring surrounds the polished, concave base.