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Manson, William

William Manson Snr. began his career in glassmaking in the late 60s at Caithness Glass where he first met Paul Ysart. In the 1970s the two later worked together at Harland Glass. Between his own studio ventures he has twice returned to work at Caithness.  He makes collector-quality paperweights usually in small limited editions or occasionally one-off pieces. Over the years he has used a number of different “WM” signature canes in addition to signing and dating his weights.

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  • £ 185.00 In Stock

    This lampwork design - 2 white/yellow peace lilies within an emerald-green flash overlay - was commissioned by the CPC to commemorate the millennium.  Peace lilies are not actually lilies at all but produce flowers resembling those of the calla lily.  The weight has a concave top window, 8 large side facets and 16 smaller facets above the base, which is...

    £ 185.00
  • £ 85.00 In Stock

    This design of an Elizabeth of Glamis rose, commemorated the 80th birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in 1980.  The reddish-orange rose - borne on a stem with 5 leaves - is encircled by lilac/white millefiori canes; one contains a WM80 signature/date cane - another has the number 80 (for 80thbirthday).  The weight is cut with a top window...

    £ 85.00
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