Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
Helen Macdonald Scottish Paperweight Liberte Les Miserables Caithness Glass
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VERY RARE SCOTTISH PAPERWEIGHT: Vintage 2000 Caithness Paperweight: LIBERTE Limited Edition of 150

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This is a rare abstract paperweight by Helen Macdonald.

It is called Liberte (Liberty) and is dated to 2000.

The weight was inspired by the musical stage show (and book): Les Miserables. So a very special piece - not many were made - probably as the design was complicated and it was an expensive issue to start with. 

 It comes from a limited edition of only 150 weights (closed at only 82 - a very small amount released). These often went directly to specialist collectors or club members. 

This paperweight is No 46. Being handmade by Helen - each weight is just so slightly different in detail. The only other one that I could find on offer was at a shop in Houston, Texas and that had a price tag of $595 dollars on it. 

Height: 10 cm

The weight is egg or tear-shaped with sliced viewing weight to the front. The exterior of the weight is opaque and frosted - with lots of little acid-etched criss-cross patterns on the back representing the French barricades. The light shining through the colours inside - gives the weight an almost opalescent glow. 

When you look through the polished facet window on the front - you can see the lovely colourful sculptural inclusion inside. This represents a street scene from Les Miserables - there are silhouettes of the barricades in the background - and further forward we have a French Tricolour Flag - the red, white and blue stripes are certainly very vibrant. There is a red love heart below to the left - and above rises a triumphant red swirling plume of a ribbon. 

The whole theme is based on the desire for Liberty from oppression. 

It is edition numbered etc on the base. 

It is a very sophisticated weight that is in good vintage condition - with no chips, scratches or damages.

I have been unable to find another one of these on offer for sale (apart from the one in the States) - so it is deemed to be a very rare weight - this is reflected in my asking price. It must have taken ages to make it. You probably won't see another one of these offered for sale for a long time. 

Postage in the UK will be £4.95 for Royal Mail Recorded Post. This will be applied at the checkout. 

I can post this to the States / Canada / Australia etc. Postage would be about £30 - and this would be applied at checkout. 

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