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PLEASE NOTE: this is the ARCHIVE section of the website.
All the paperweights illustrated below have been sold.

This page shows typical examples of the mainly abstract designs of this now defunct Scottish glassworks.

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Mimir- Prototype (2003)
Reference: SEL 00078
The prototype perhaps of a limited edition designed by Kenneth Scott - with a frosted finish to the dome-shaped weight. Whereas in the limited edition the blue & white ribbons swirl anti-clockwise around the central yellow twist, here they spiral in a clockwise direction! The polished front window i..
Turquoise Sprite- Trial (2003)
Reference: SEL 00054
A trial weight with a frosted surface and polished front facet, that never went into production. Above an aquamarine ground sprinkled with goldstone, 5 fine green/red streamers curl and twist around 3 large and numerous small silver air bubbles.Engraved around the polished concave base: Selkirk Glas..
Chalice (2003)
Reference: SEL 00053
A variation of Rondo, a limited edition designed by James Brown in 2001. In this version, the originally clear glass has been frosted and given a polished front facet. Rising like vapour from an “inferno”, a swirling column of gold and silver bubbles supports a white crystalline chalice.Signed and d..
Starwatch- Variation (2003)
Reference: SEL 00148
A silver form - surrounded by swirling crystalline clouds - floats above a deep-aquamarine ground. Frosted, spherical weight with a sloping front facet.Inscribed on the polished, concave base: Selkirk Glass Scotland 2003.  ..
Experimental Design (2003)
Reference: SEL 00147
Translucent pale-orange streamers enclose a cascade of fragments swirling upwards from a blue ground towards a star-like formation of yellow particles and 7 silvery spheres. Opaque with polished front facet.Engraved on the polished, concave base: Selkirk Glass, Scotland, 2003.  ..
Dreamtime- Variation (2003)
Reference: SEL 00146
Pink-tinged crystalline “spray” blowing off white-flecked translucent blue waves encloses a silver ring and silver bubble. Opaque with a polished front facet. A variation of Philip Holmes’ “Dreamtime” introduced in 2002.Inscribed on the polished concave base: Selkirk Glass, Scotland, 2003.  ..
Cadenza Purple (2002)
Reference: SEL 02405
A Kenneth Scott design first introduced in 2001. Over a mottled purple & white ground, wispy purple & white streamers swirl around a silvery central bubble under a mass of spiralling air bubbles. Although originally described as a “miniature” , this example is somewhat larger !Signed and dated on th..
Golden Crystal- Trial (2000)
Reference: SEL K098
A beautiful trial weight in basically just 2 colours The frosted surface of the dome-shaped weight has a polished front facet through which the viewer sees a white crystalline fantasy flower with golden anthers growing above a ground of molten “gold”. The surface at the back of the weight is slightl..
Pagoda- Experimental (1999)
Reference: SEL K120
A large experimental weight, designed by Peter Holmes, which never went into production. Floating above a blue/white and glittering-silver ground, are 2 pagoda-like forms. The lower one is greyish-blue and covered in thousands of tiny air bubbles while above it - a diaphanous cobalt-blue “smoke clou..
Millenium Streamers (1999)
Reference: SEL K019
A beautifully-executed experimental design - but one that was never issued as a limited edition. A riot of white, cranberry & amber streamers swirl around a cluster of tarnished silver bubbles above a blue & white crystalline ground.Inscribed around the polished, concave base: Selkirk Glass Scotland..
Pansy- Ed 500 (1999)
Reference: SEL 01199
The pansy is the smallest of the 3 “Hedgerow” flowers designed by Peter Holmes. It has 2 large, heart-shaped upper petals and 3 pale-blue, purple-tipped lower petals with a white/pale-pink cog cane stamen. The short stem bears green leaves and a purple bud about to open.Scratch-signed, numbered and ..
Wild Rose- Ed. 500 (1999)
Reference: SEL 01198
The Hedgerow series - 3 limited editions of flowers designed by Peter Holmes - allowed him to introduce lampwork into the predominantly abstract range of paperweights. The wild rose has 5 pale-pink petals fading to white at the edges, set around a pink & white cog stamen. Alongside the flower are 2 ..
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