Perthshire Paperweights

The Perthshire Paperweight Company was founded in 1968 by Stuart Drysdale. He cherry-picked the best staff that he had formerly managed at Strathearn Glass (earlier Vasart), when it became clear that the then-present owners (William Teacher’s Ltd) had no real interest in sustaining glass paperweight manufacturing. Drysdale acquired an old school in Crieff, a few miles to the west of Perth, fitted it out and relocated his workforce.

 

Production  at Perthshire included crown paperweights, close packed paperweights, spaced paperweights on latticino backgrounds (also known as muslin or lace), lampwork and panelled paperweights – all of which were exceptionally well-executed.

 

It took just two years for the company to become recognised as one of the leading paperweight manufacturers, to such an extent that their small premises proved far too small, and they had to move to a new site in the town where production could be ramped up to a more commercially viable scale.

 

As with the majority of other paperweight producers, Perthshire produced ‘limited edition’ small production runs of just a few different designs each year, specifically to serve collectors and ensure that the market for them remained buoyant. These accounted for around 25% of the manufactory’s annual production, with the remainder being ‘commodity’ pieces, mostly for the export market.

 

Even these ‘mass produced’ paperweights were of an exceptional quality, with the company excelling in all aspects of paperweight production, be it traditional millefiori and lampwork or innovative cased examples made from multiple layers of glass.

 

Many Perthshire paperweights exhibit the clever use of cut facets which act as ‘windows’ to enhance the appearance of the content of the globes. Whether it’s a tropical fish tank, detailed lampwork floral arrangements or more classically-styled, tightly packed millefiori canes with multiple gridles, a Perthshire version of any type of paperweight is likely to be a particularly fine example.

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A Perthshire PP226 Facet Cut Concentric Millefiori Paperweight 2001

A Perthshire PP226 Facet Cut Concentric Millefiori Paperweight 2001

A Perthshire PP226 Facet Cut Concentric Millefiori Paperweight 2001. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

A Perthshire Christmas Paperweight 1987

A Perthshire Christmas Paperweight 1987

A Perthshire Christmas Paperweight 1987

£160.00

A Perthshire PP170 Paperweight 1997

A Perthshire PP170 Paperweight 1997

A Perthshire PP170 Paperweight 1997

£50.00

A Peter McDougall Glass Ltd  Christmas Paperweight 2005

A Peter McDougall Glass Ltd Christmas Paperweight 2005

A Peter McDougall Glass Ltd Christmas Paperweight 2005

£120.00

A Perthshire Christmas Bouquet Paperweight 1989

A Perthshire Christmas Bouquet Paperweight 1989

A Perthshire Christmas Bouquet Paperweight 1989

£175.00

A Peter McDougall Glass Ltd Christmas Paperweight 2005

A Peter McDougall Glass Ltd Christmas Paperweight 2005

A Peter McDougall Glass Ltd Christmas Paperweight 2005

£120.00

A Perthshire Small Double Overlay Thistle Paperweight 1988C

A Perthshire Small Double Overlay Thistle Paperweight 1988C

A Perthshire Small Double Overlay Thistle Paperweight 1988C

£225.00

A Perthshire Theobroma Cacao Flower and Pods Paperweight 1987C

A Perthshire Theobroma Cacao Flower and Pods Paperweight 1987C

A Perthshire Theobroma Cacao Flower and Pods Paperweight 1987C

£275.00

A Perthshire Magnum Closepack Millefiori Paperweight 1987E

A Perthshire Magnum Closepack Millefiori Paperweight 1987E

A Perthshire Magnum Closepack Millefiori Paperweight 1987E

£395.00

A Perhthshire Double Overlay Snowdrops Paperweight  1987B

A Perhthshire Double Overlay Snowdrops Paperweight 1987B

A Perhthshire Snowdrops Paperweight 1987B

£250.00

A Perthshire Miniature Millefiori PP32 "R" Paperweight 1986

A Perthshire Miniature Millefiori PP32 "R" Paperweight 1986

A Perthshire Miniature Millefiori PP32 "R" Paperweight 1986

£130.00

A Perthshire Millefiori PP47 Paperweight 1984

A Perthshire Millefiori PP47 Paperweight 1984

A Perthshire Millefiori PP47 Paperweight 1984

£125.00

A Perthshire Strawberries Paperweight 1986D

A Perthshire Strawberries Paperweight 1986D

A Perthshire Strawberries Paperweight 1986D

£225.00

Five Peter McDougal Moulded Closepack Paperweights c2005

Five Peter McDougal Moulded Closepack Paperweights c2005

Five Peter McDougal Moulded Closepack Paperweights c2005

£160.00

Three Peter McDougal Closepack Millefiori Mould Back Paperweights c2005

Three Peter McDougal Closepack Millefiori Mould Back Paperweights c2005

A Set Of Three Peter McDougal Closepack Millefiori Mould Back Paperweights c2005

£145.00

A Peter McDougal Radial Twist Paperweight c2000

A Peter McDougal Radial Twist Paperweight c2000

A Peter McDougal Radial Twist Paperweight c2000

£135.00

A Perthshire Magnum Bouquet Lampwork Paperweight 1994

A Perthshire Magnum Bouquet Lampwork Paperweight 1994

A Perthshire Magnum Bouquet Lampwork Paperweight 1994

£435.00

A Perthshire Lampwork  Three Dimensional Bouquet Paperweight 1993 G

A Perthshire Lampwork Three Dimensional Bouquet Paperweight 1993 G

A Perthshire Lampwork Three Dimnesional Bouquet Paperweight 1993 G

£350.00

A Perthshire PP5/P135 Radial Millefiori Paperweight 1991

A Perthshire PP5/P135 Radial Millefiori Paperweight 1991

A Perthshire PP5/PP135 radial millefiori paperweight from 1991. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£135.00

A Perthshire PP1 Fifteen Radial Paperweight Post 1978

A Perthshire PP1 Fifteen Radial Paperweight Post 1978

A Perthshire PP1 Fifteen Radial Paperweight from Post 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£110.00

A Perthshire PP2 Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP2 Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP2 Paperweight Pre 1978

£65.00

A Perthshire PP10 Paperweight 1969-73

A Perthshire PP10 Paperweight 1969-73

A Perthshire PP10 paperweight made between 1969 - 73. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

A Perthshire PP2 Ten Spoke Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP2 Ten Spoke Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP2 ten spoke radial paperweight pre 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

A Scottish Borders Peter Holmes Pink Rose Facet Cut Paperweight 2005

A Scottish Borders Peter Holmes Pink Rose Facet Cut Paperweight 2005

A Scottish Borders Peter Holmes lampwork and facet cut paperweight from 2005. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£105.00

A Perthshire Ruby And White Double Overlay Lampwork Butterfly Bouquet Paperweight 1990E

A Perthshire Ruby And White Double Overlay Lampwork Butterfly Bouquet Paperweight 1990E

A Perthshire Ruby And White Double Overlay Lampwork Butterfly Bouquet Paperweight 1990E

£360.00

A Peter Holmes Scottish Borders Art  Glass Lampwork Flower Paperweight 2000

A Peter Holmes Scottish Borders Art Glass Lampwork Flower Paperweight 2000

A Peter Holmes Scottish Borders Art Glass lampwork flower paperweight from 2000. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£105.00

A Perthshire PP1 Eleven Spoke Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP1 Eleven Spoke Radial Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP1 eleven spoke radial twist paperweight pre 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

A Perthshire PP1 Fifteen Radial Spoke Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP1 Fifteen Radial Spoke Paperweight Pre 1978

A Perthshire PP1 fifteen spoke radial paperweight from pre 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£125.00

A Perthshire PP1 Fourteen Spoke Millefiori Paperweight Post 1978

A Perthshire PP1 Fourteen Spoke Millefiori Paperweight Post 1978

A Perthshire PP1 fourteen spoke millefiori paperweight post 1978. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

A Rare Perthshire PP36 Radial Millefiori Paperweight 1979

A Rare Perthshire PP36 Radial Millefiori Paperweight 1979

A Perthshire PP36 radial millefiori paperweight from 1979. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

A Perthshire PP5 Millefiori Radial Paperweight c1972

A Perthshire PP5 Millefiori Radial Paperweight c1972

A Perthshire PP5 millefiori radial paperweight from c1972. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£130.00

A Perthshire PP19 Silhouette Cane Scramble Paperweight 1988

A Perthshire PP19 Silhouette Cane Scramble Paperweight 1988

A stunning Perthshire PP19 with silhouette and signature cane paperweight from 1988. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

A Perthshire Moss Ground Paperweight 1976

A Perthshire Moss Ground Paperweight 1976

A Perthshire Moss Ground paperweight from 1976. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£225.00

A Scarce Perthshire PP25 Millefiori Paperweight 1974-5

A Scarce Perthshire PP25 Millefiori Paperweight 1974-5

A Perthshire PP25 millefiori paperweight from 1974-5. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£65.00

A Perthshire PP156 Radial Concentric Paperweight 1994-7

A Perthshire PP156 Radial Concentric Paperweight 1994-7

A Perthshire PP156 paperweight from 1994-7. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

A Perthshire PP1 Radial Ring Twist Paperweight 1982-97

A Perthshire PP1 Radial Ring Twist Paperweight 1982-97

A Perthshire PP1 ring twist paperweight from 1982-97. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

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