Peter McDougall began his career in glass at Strathearn. He was factory manager at Perthshire Paperweights until the company closed down. He set up PMcD Glass Studio Ltd. in Crieff, Scotland in 2002. He produced General Range weights and issued an Annual Collection of small limited editions or designs made only for one year. His PMcD signature-cane is usually either incorporated in the design or embedded in the base. At the end of 2011- after a life spent working with glass - Peter closed down PMcD Glass Studio but he continues to produce a few weights - sometimes in collaboration with his son, Allan.
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A closepack - No. 8 in Peter’s 2011 Annual Collection - with more than 60 complex millefiori canes on a multi-coloured ground set within an amethyst-red flash overlay. The overlay is cut with a top facet and 6 large & 6 smaller side facets.A PMcD signature cane is incorporated in the millefiori canopy. Polished concave base. Although listed as a...
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.
This scattered millefiori design is from the 2006 Annual Collection. 17 complex canes - in colours ranging from royal-blue, green & lavender to red, amber & mustard-yellow - are scattered across a pale-blue lace cushion.A PMcD signature cane is incorporated within the design. Scratch-dated 2006 on the polished, concave base. PMcD Glass Studio sticker.
Set on a white lace cushion is a bright-blue lampwork flower with 5 dark-blue veined petals around a pink & white complex millefiori “stamen”. Spaced around the flower, between the petals, are 5 complex millefiori canes.Signed with a PMcD cane in the polished, concave base. Bears original 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.
A miniature close concentric with 3 rings of cog canes (pink, white & green) encircling a spaced arrangement of 6 blue & green cogs over a cobalt-blue ground. Made by Peter McDougall for the former Sweetbriar Gallery with an SWB cane in the polished, concave base.
A miniature concentric (originally designated G22 in Peter’s General Range) with 3 rows of complex millefiori canes in white and shades of blue centred by a star cane over a clear ground. Signed with a PMcD cane in the polished, concave base.
A mid-size weight with a good variety of complex millefiori canes closely packed on an opaque red cushion within a red-on-white double overlay cut with a top, 6 large and 6 small side facets.Signed with a PMcD 09 cane within the millefiori canopy Polished, concave base.