You can call it any number of flowers, but Strathearn for whatever reason called it an orchid. In the mids, glass paperweights appeared. Each of the paperweights would look very much the same. Identifying Nineteenth Century Baccarat Paperweights.
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He set up a much smaller studio in where he continues today, assisted by his son Craig. Is there any other way to determine its provenance? Perthshire also produced weights in the lampwork style, creative fruit weights as well as flower weights. It was basically just the head of a flower with the petals coming up into the paperweight, covered in clear glass.
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John Deacons Paperweights information from the Virtual Glass Museum
Three Caithness glass paperweights and a Chinese reverse painted crystal ball on stand More details. During his time at Moncrieff and also at Caithness, Paul was allowed to use the glass-making facilities to make his paperweights. Twenty five various glass paperweights, including Caithness, Langham, etc. Strathearn workers often finsihed off to a flat base many of their paperweights and these flat base weights were not limited to a particular catagory of weights made.
If you are looking for Deacons paperweights you can usually find a selection on offer on ebay. Strathearn Glass was a good place to work, with new facilities and a large company employer. John Deacons continues the tradition of Ysart and Perthshire millefiori and lampwork paperweights.
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It probably all kicked off when my father in law gave us a paperweight many years ago. According to their catalog, Strathearn had a production schedule of paperweights. Perhaps the most highly praised paperweights of the French Classic Period are those produced by the Clichy factory. They made them in blue, turquoise, and various shades of red.
Ysart Brothers Glass was not very profitable during that timeframe, so they took some financial assistance from a guy that ran Pirelli Glass. Regards, dating a transman Richard Dufour Canada. Not all glass is compatible or recyclable but Max knew his stuff. He sent small clear glass birds and cobalt ones in egg cartons to souvenier shops all over the U.
- There are just tons that I pass by, simply because nobody can afford to buy them all.
- William Manson worked for him for years.
- Ysart and Vasart star spoke.
He made his living as an organ tuner, travelling all over the U. The thing that makes the collecting so fun and exciting is the unknown. There is a circle of green and white canes on the base perimeter of the weight. The paperweight shown below is a stave crown weight used as an overlay with a blue internal cushion and flowers, leaves, buds and a buterfly inside. They no longer made the Strathearn range of art glass nor paperweights.
Some of the paperweights had a cobalt blue background, possibly in the style of Bristol, England, glass weights. But at the same time, my own collection just of Ysart family paperweights is getting quite large. As a consequence some late Strathearn and early Perthshire look rather similar.
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It is in its original lined blue hinged-box. It has an introduction, and then chapters on making paperweights and the companies that made them. So many companies and individuals made beautiful, how often do you see striking paperweights.
Unfortunately, the box rots after a number of years and falls apart, and some of the individual items are lost or broken or they end up getting sold and separated. Jack Allan, who worked under Salvador Ysart, also joined Perthshire and became its foremost glass maker. Perthshire Paperweights was the name of the company. Thank you very much for all the info. His small canes were very detailed, showing every star and flower inside the cane.
Another theme from John has been silhouette canes in paperweights. There are two concentric circles, the first is of green canes, the second one is of blue and white canes. How can I recognize that it is not an imitation? An increasingly urban population and an expanding market of goods created by the Industrial Revolution stimulated the manufacture of many new decorative novelties.
On the other hand, we have a Murano that has a ground bottom. Most of the friggers were of the millefiori type, not necessarily the cartwheel type. The interesting thing is that an awful lot of the people that I just mentioned all worked in conjunction or at least in association with the Ysart family at one time.
That is one of the Holy Grails of collection items to find. You can have a lace of paperweight. This period of competitive manufacture, which captures paperweightmaking at its best, free old dating had come to be termed the Classic Period of French paperweights. In this picture below you can see John's feet on either side of a special mould for making the silhouette cane of a rabbit.
Recently Viewed Lots Clear all. It was there until or so when the artisans left and traveled to Scotland. Do you have any information on this?
- My grandfather was busily helping the artisans get savings with the Savings and Loan.
- There is a compound center cane with five spaced millefiori canes.
- There were American paperweight makers and glassworkers in the s that were good, and there are some today that are just outstanding.
- The Ysarts were a family of Spanish immigrants who all worked for the Moncrieff Glassworks in the s and s.
The various types that he made are pretty well documented, whether it was millefiori or lampwork, flowers, fish, birds, ducks, stuff like that. They dunk the paperweight in, forming a glass coat around the clear glass paperweight. Amber and white canes form an eight-point star. Over the years Paul had quite a few apprentices that he would take under his wing and train.
Can you lead me to something to give me history of Max Miller paperweight? The canes of this paperweight start at the very edge of the paperweight, are set in a total of four rows, with larger canes forming six four-flower bouquets positioned in front of the inner row. The sudden emergence and popularity of paperweights can be attributed not only to their decorative appeal but also to a growing Victorian leisure-time interest in letter writing.
It looked like a piece of ice floating in liquid water. Scottish paperweights are recognised and valued by collectors world-wide, a fitting tribute to the great artists who made them. Those companies documented their production very well. Definitely buy something that you like. They interview them and take pictures of the paperweights, and then they put out terrific books for collectors.