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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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...
A centre yellow & green thistle cane is encircled by a row of green complex canes followed by a row of white stardust canes alternating with pale-green pastry-moulds. Triangular panels of blue & pink complex millefiori canes complete the 6-point star, which is set on an opaque black ground. Concave fire-polished base.
A pink, white & pale-blue complex millefiori cane anchors fine red, white & blue rods which swirl like a catherine wheel in a clockwise direction under a clear dome before coming together again in the concave, polished base.Signed with a JD1998 signature/date cane in the centre of the base.
A medium-size paperweight with two 5-petalled flowers - one dark-blue, the other pink & white, each with a millefiori cane stamen - set over a semi-translucent, mottled yellowish-green ground.Signed with a JD cane at the base of the stems. Slightly concave, fire-polished base with lightly-ground pontil.
A miniature concentric with 3 rows of white cruciform & triangular canes and blue/white cog canes spaced around a multi-coloured thistle centre cane over a pale-blue ground.Concave, polished base with John Deacons sticker.
A well-crafted classic spoke design around a rose cane and a single ring of purple & white complex millefiori canes. Lilac, white, pink, pale-amber, blue & green canes are set in a 1-1-2-2 formation between 9 lemon spokes. The blue flash overlay is finished with a large circular top facet and 5 side facets with flute-cuts between them.A JD...
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.
An assortment of multi-coloured millefiori canes closely packed in a 3-colour basket. The canes include 3 Clichy-style roses and 4 silhouettes (a bird, a dog and 2 mountain goats). In addition, there are thistle, complex star canes and whorls. The basket is made of purple & white staves, alternating with the translucent amethyst of the cushion - which...