This is a fine and collectable piece of British contemporary studio glass. It is signed on the base by the celebrated glass artist, Peter Layton.
It is very similar to paperweights made by Siddy Langley sometimes in collaboration with Layton at his glass studio in London in the late 1970s / early 1980s.
The paperweight has a dark blue body colour and this is covered with rich glittering iridescent swirls - this style is reminiscent of iridescent pieces made by John Ditchfield.
This unusual paperweight by Layton. It does not appear to be dated - but it must have been done at the same time that Langley was at the London Glassblowing Studio. The lustres are very similar to those which are on my blue Siddy Langley vase and both came from the same collection.
This beautiful weight is in perfect condition. It measures 2 3/4 inches in height and has a diameter of 3 inches. It is 700 grams in weight.
Peter Layton (b. 1937) is one of the founding fathers of British studio glass. He had one of his first glass studios in the Scottish Highlands before moving to his celebrated Rotherhithe studio in London. He was joined there by Langley and Norman Stuart Clarke (I also have a paperweight by him on offer in my store). He later moved his studio in Bermondsey where he continues to make fabulous pieces of art glass to this day.
His work takes inspiration from his environment, and his work is always very painterly with swirling forms and fantastic use of colour.
His work is held in various museums in the UK, Europe and America, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Postage in the UK will be capped at £4.95 with Royal Mail Recorded - delivery. This will be applied at the checkout.
UK postage will be with the Royal Mail Recorded and capped at £4.95. This will be applied to your order at checkout.