This is a rare limited edition paperweight - made in 2000 by the great Caithness glass designer, Colin Terris
It is annotated with the title and issue details on the base.
This is a very rare and much sought after weight - made for one year only to celebrate the Millennium in 200.
It is from a very small edition of only 150 (fully subscribed). This is Number 47.
The title is Millenium Cross- and it is domed or egg-shaped.
The weight was made as a Whitefriars / Caithness collaboration and is shaped like an egg - with an oval polished facet to the front as a viewing window.
When you look into the weight you can see a base colour of inky dark blue - which is inset with a cross of millefiori canes in the shape of a geometric cross - above is a ball of tiny controlled bubbles - which is included to mimic fireworks going off with the New Year Bells at Midnight and heralding in the year 2000.
It is in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks.
Dimensions: Height is 3 3/4 inches. Diameter at the widest point is 3 inches.
Weight unpacked is 750 grams.
Stock Code: 900.16