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Caithness Abstract

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This page shows typical examples of abstract designs from this well-known Scottish glassworks.

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  • A one-off design by Colin Terris. The polished front facet of the dome-shaped weight reveals an abstract, diaphanous purple flower - covered in white hoar frost - between 2 silver bubbles. The translucent aquamarine colour ground below the scalloped white crystalline layer underneath the flower, is reflected in the notch-cut dome.Inscribed on the flat,...

  • A unique piece designed by Alistair MacIntosh. Rising out of a snow-white ground - splashed with orange - are white rods and swirling blue ribbons representing the contestants in a fiercely fought battle to win. The weight is finished with a sloping circular facet.Engraved around the flat, polished base: Caithness Scotland Highland Games Series #3 1/1....

  • A one-off design by Alistair MacIntosh; beautifully engraved by Helen Macdonald. The up-and-over polished front facet reveals a blue filigree spiral supporting an elongated silver bubble - the mythical sea sprite. Engraved on the frosted outer surface, are swaying aquatic plants. The white crystalline and raspberry-pink base lends the design a soft, warm...

  • “Sleek, stylish and upwardly mobile” was Margot Thomson’s description of this abstract design with its sloping, polished front facet. High Flyer is an interpretation of aiming for the top - embodying the aspirations of striving to get ahead. The sleek geometry of the lines and the colours - silver, black & white - bathed in a golden glow - symbolize...

  • A Colin Terris abstract design; issued in 1998 in a limited edition of 75. Cavatina - a sustained melody - fuses translucent green dichroic glass with curving white crystalline tendrils under a layer of fine controlled bubbles over an amber-flashed base. The weight is finished with an hexagonal top facet, 6 concave side facets and 24 notch-cut...

  • A Margot Thomson design in the form of a teardrop with 2 wedge-shaped polished facets in the frosted surface. Rising out of a blue & white crystalline ground is a spiralling blue & green striped form supporting an elongated silver bubble - representing the artist’s interpretation of “the legendary magician weaving his spells”.Scratch-signed &...

  • An Alastair MacIntosh design. From a large golden sphere encased in glowing amber, white threads swirl around the weight and meet at a smaller sphere near the base. The top of the weight is finished with a large, flat top facet and 8 slightly-concave, adjoining facets around the side.Acid-etched on the flat, polished base: Caithness Cavalcade Scotland....

  • A domed weight designed by Helen MacDonald who took her inspiration from traditional Irish dancing, which has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Through the sloping front facet we see her interpretation of two dancers and etched into the frosted surround are the steps the dancers are performing.The flat, polished base is script-signed:...

  • A teardrop weight designed by Margot Thomson in white, silver & aquamarine - enhanced by the satin finish and intricate cutting. In astrology, Aquarius - the water bearer - is the 11th sign of the zodiac. Script-signed around the flat, polished base: Aquarius Caithness Scotland and numbered 62-500. (Includes original certificate)Only 455 of the...

  • An abstract design from Alastair MacIntosh/Helen MacDonald depicting “an intricate glacial formation within a tranquil wooded glade”. A polished front facet gives a view onto a silver bubble floating above a jagged, pale-lilac icy formation, while a green flash lends colour to the cameo-cut fir trees on the frosted outer surface.Faintly inscribed on the...

  • A teardrop weight with a polished front facet designed by Margot Thomson. The swirling red ribbons and pink-shaded air bubbles above a blue/green base are an interpretation of the exuberance and colourful celebrations during the festive carnival season.Acid-etched on the flat, polished base: Caithness Scotland Mardi Gras and scratch-numbered. (Includes...

  • Helen MacDonald’s whimsical interpretation of Fairy Land - the “home to pixies, elves, sprites and kelpies”. A domed weight with a sloping front facet providing a view of the red & white caps of 3 toadstools on a grassy mound. Large flowers, leaves and stalks are engraved around the blue-flashed, frosted back and sides.The flat, polished base is...

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