Francis Whittemore was a scientific glassblower before he started making paperweights in the early 1960s. He continued to make paperweights until the mid 1970s.
The pale-blue overlay of this miniature weight is cut with a top facet and - somewhat unusual - 4 side facets to reveal a beautiful, 15-petalled yellow crimp rose surrounded by 4 dark-green sepals. The colour of the rose is more of a lemon-yellow rather than a golden yellow.
The signature cane on the underside of the rose has a black “W” on a yellow ground. Polished, flat base.
|Condition||very good; a minor imperfection on one of the side facets|
|Diameter||51mm - 2"|
|Height||41mm - 1 5/8"|