This is a more unusual Perthshire glass paperweight.
It is pattern PP133A and dates to around 1994.
The design consists of a blue flower head - with radiating Royal Blue petals, The blue flower is placed in the center of the weight. Around the side as a total of five polished facets. Each facet is slightly concave.
Many Perthshire paperweights exhibit the clever use of cut facets (as on this one) which act as ‘windows’ to enhance the appearance of the content of the globes.
It would taken a great deal of skill to have made this weight.
It is just over 2 inches in height and with a diameter of 2 1/4 inches.
It is in excellent condition with no damage.
It dates from 1969 to 1973. These early Perthshire weights by Stuart Drysdale are highly collectable Scottish paperweights and this is reflected in my asking price.
HISTORY. The Perthshire Paperweight Company was founded in 1968 by Stuart Drysdale. He employed the best staff in his new company that he had formerly managed at Strathearn Glass (earlier Vasart). Drysdale acquired an old school in Crieff, a few miles to the west of Perth, fitted it out, and relocated all his workforce there.
It took just two years for the company to become recognized as one of the leading paperweight manufacturers, and their initial premises proved far too small. They subsequently moved to a new site in the town where production could be ramped up to a more commercially viable scale. They produced ‘limited edition’ small production runs of just a few different designs each year, specifically to serve collectors and ensure that the market for them remained buoyant.
Postage is to UK addresses and this would be £4.95 with Royal Mail. This would also be the capped postal price for more than one weight.