This is a rare abstract paperweight by Philip Chaplain.
It is called One Fine Day and is dated to 1999
It comes from a limited edition of only 100 weights (closed at only 46 - a very small amount released). It originally retailed for £325 - which reflected the complexity of the design.
This paperweight is No 24.
The weight is egg or tear-shaped with sliced viewing weight to the front. The exterior of the weight is opaque frosted - with lots of little raised floral patterns all across the back - 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 fantastic landscape with blue peaks, a red field (probably poppy covered) and a sprinkled white frosted ground. The base colour is a plum-purple shade as photographed.
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 - so it is deemed to be a rarer weight - this is reflected in my asking price for this special one. It must have taken ages to make it. You probably won't see another one of these offered 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.