Thanks to the high standard of craftsmanship at Perthshire Paperweights (1968-2002) in Crieff, Scotland, the company quickly gained a reputation for quality. In addition to its Annual Collection, the factory also issued its PP Range - mainly millefiori designs - numbered from PP 1 to PP 249. The majority were limited editions; others - such as PP 1 and PP 2 - were part of the unlimited General Range and many were made for a number of years. Whereas most limited editions have a “P” signature/date cane or a scratched “P”, early General Range weights are unsigned. Financial constraints forced the factory to close in early 2002.
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A large patterned weight with millefiori canes and filigree twists encircling a yellow lampwork flower set over a ruby colour ground. Signed with a P1998 cane in the polished, concave base. Perthshire label. (Includes original box)
Extending from 2 rings of canes around the centre, 6 radials (composed of pale-lilac millefiori with yellow & white twists on both sides), form 6 triangular panels, each closely-packed with multi-coloured millefiori canes. Yellow & white twists complete the triangles. The design is set over a translucent, mottled amethyst ground. Signed with a...
Introduced in 1983, PP59 has the same pattern as PP2 but rather than it domed top it has a facet. This 11-spoke example over a semi-translucent mid-blue colour ground features cog canes in pale shades of pink, yellow, blue & grey encircling a bright-red cog in the centre, signed with a “P”. Polished, concave base.