This is one of a small number of beautiful Scottish paperweights designed by the glass maestro William Manson - which are available my Iconic Edinburgh online store.
This lovely is called Caterpillar (CT 977)- and is un-numbered with an edition number - so perhaps the prototype design and comes from a very small edition of only 50 of these weights issued.
This fine weight must have been really time-consuming to make - look at all the intricate details on the flowers and the little caterpillar.
There is a tiny WM cane - which is placed to the left side of the caterpillar, as photographed.
It has an etched inscription on the base: Caterpillar Caithness Scotland
It was issued in 1993 as part of the traditional collect - and the original issue price for this beautiful weight was £195.
So my asking price is certainly a very fair one.
Sadly - it has no certificate, but with a little velvet Caithness storage bag.
It is in damage free condition, and as you can see a really fabulous example.
It has a polished facet or viewing window to the front - and looking at the weight through the facet, the image contained inside is certainly very three dimensional.
Dimensions: diameter is about 2 3/4 inches.
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