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Holmes, Peter

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  • In this 1984 design, Peter set a deep-purple (almost black) pansy, bud and green leaves over a basket of fine purple & white spiraling latticinio rods to create visual depth - an effect that his mentor Paul Ysart had used to great effect in many of his designs. On the underside of the pansy is a PH signature cane.The weight is cut with a circular top...

  • A floral arrangement with two 3-dimensional white dogwood blossoms and a blue forget-me-not with a bud and a couple of green leaves. An attractive design set over a translucent cobalt-blue ground. The tiny white dot below the upper flower is a PH signature cane.5 + 1 faceting. Dated and signed on the polished, concave base; 1989 Peter Holmes 1/1.

  • 5 lampwork flowers arranged over a translucent mottled green ground. 2 flowers are white & orange, the others are shaded-blue, fuchsia & turquoise. Completing the bouquet are dark-green leaves and intertwined stems. Signed with a “PH” cane above the lower leaves.The weight is cut with a circular top facet and 5 round side facets....

  • Peter made a number of similar paperweights while working at Selkirk - based on a design that Paul Ysart had used to great effect. A white lampwork flower with serrated red-veins in the petals floats above a basket of alternating white and pale-blue/white spiraling latticinio rods.Signed with a "PH" cane on the underside of the flower. Scratch-signed...

  • One of Peter’s small editions of flowers on a basket. In most cases the baskets were made of white or coloured latticinio rods - here Peter used eye-catching deep-purple corrugated staves finished in white & lilac. The 5 petals of the shaded pale-lavender & white flower - with their curling edges - are set around a red, white & purple...

  • Resting on a bed of spiralling blue/white latticinio is a pale-blue & white clematis. The stamen at the centre of the 5 petals is composed of fine yellow rods. The short stem bears 2 side buds and 2 green leaves. The weight is finished with a small round top window, 5 round side facets and 5 slightly-larger oval facets.A green/white “PH” signature...

  • This is the prototype to a limited edition of 200 issued by Selkirk Glass in 1979. The leaves are slightly more extended in this version than in the later edition weight. The basket contains bunches of purple grapes, green pears, a red apple, peaches and a ripe fig. Set over a dusky-pink, textured groundA PH signature cane is embedded in the underside of...

  • A 4-colour marbrie over a white ground. The coloured swags are anthracite-grey, emerald-green, mauve and a pale yellowish-green - crowned with a blue, white, green & pale-pink complex millefiori cane. There are a couple of air bubbles towards the lower part of the weight but they don’t detract from the overall design, which is so difficult to...

  • A large lampwork pansy with heart-shaped lilac petals around a stamen composed of fine yellow threads is borne on a short green stem growing from a pair of green leaves. To the right, a side shoot bears a small lilac & green bud. Finished with a circular top window and 5 large side facets.Incorporated in the spaced garland of green, white & lilac...

  • A pink wild rose with a millefiori cane centre, borne on a short stem along with 2 pink buds and 6 leaves. A lovely design with a great visual depth to the basket of blue & white and green & white latticinio twists - a variation of an effect created by Paul Ysart. 5 + 1 facetting.A PH signature cane is placed near the bottom of the stem. The...

  • A large, pink & white striped clematis - the petals edged with green - with a fine pale-yellow filament stamen, is set over a mottled translucent turquoise colour ground. Encircling the flower is a garland of red aventurine spokes punctuated by puce & white corrugated millefiori canes.Incorporated in the garland is a PH signature cane. Signed,...

  • A 5-petalled orange & white flower is encircled by a garland with 5 complex millefiori canes separated by pairs of smaller canes. The 5 large canes all have a similar set-up, but are composed of different canes in different colours - ranging from aquamarine, amber, orange and blue to pale-violet, pink, red and bright-green. The smaller canes are...

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