Strathearn Paperweights

The Strathearn Glass Ltd was a short-lived concern, trading for just fifteen years from its base at Crieff, twenty miles or so to the west of Perth.

Founded in 1965, the company was initially underwritten by the Teacher’s Distillery in order to produce its signature 'squashed bottle' ashtrays formerly made by Vincent Vasart's smaller premises in Perth itself. It was immediately apparent that there were commercial opportunities to be exploited through having retail outlet alongside the new manufactory, and the product range expanded accordingly.

After a short time, and under the stewardship of Stuart Drysdale, attempts were made to replicate the intricacies of 19th century French paperweight production, but this was time consuming and the volume of material required to support the gift trade mean that more abstract designs became the company’s stock-in trade. There are plenty of millefiori pieces, though, richly coloured and with latticino inclusions and facetted or press-moulded globes for variety.

Ashtray production continued as the mainstay of the company’s viability throughout its existence, but when the demand for these items dwindled, Teacher’s had little hesitation in selling the business on to Stuart Crystal, who promptly put an end to paperweight production in 1980.

The commodified nature of Strathearn glass paperweights means that quality is not as high as other manufactories, but there are some striking pieces available nonetheless, and the name is steadily becoming more collectable with the passage of time.


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A Large Strathearn Eight Spoke Radial Shell Moulded Paperweight c1970

A Large Strathearn Eight Spoke Radial Shell Moulded Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Eight Spoke Radial Shell Moulded Paperweight c1970

£95.00

A Boxed Strathearn Eight Spoke Facet Cut Top Radial Paperweight c1970

A Boxed Strathearn Eight Spoke Facet Cut Top Radial Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Eight Spoke Facet Cut Top Radial Paperweight c1970 . Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£40.00

A Strathearn Flower Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Flower Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Flower Paperweight c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

A Strathearn Turquoise Blue Flower On Muslin Ground Paperweight 1974

A Strathearn Turquoise Blue Flower On Muslin Ground Paperweight 1974

A Strathearn turquoise blue flower on muslin ground paperweight from 1974. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£125.00

A Strathearn Red Flower On Muslin Ground Paperweight  1974

A Strathearn Red Flower On Muslin Ground Paperweight 1974

A Strathearn red flower on muslin ground paperweight from 1974. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£130.00

A Strathearn Red Flower Paperweight 1974

A Strathearn Red Flower Paperweight 1974

A Strathearn red flower paperweight from 1974. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£60.00

A Strathearn Blue Flower Paperweight 1974

A Strathearn Blue Flower Paperweight 1974

A Strathearn Blue Flower Paperweight from c1972. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£60.00

A Strathearn Blue Flower On Muslin Ground Paperweight  1974

A Strathearn Blue Flower On Muslin Ground Paperweight 1974

A Strathearn blue flower on muslin paperweight from 1974. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

A Strathearn Magnum Spaced Millefiori On Lace Faceted Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Magnum Spaced Millefiori On Lace Faceted Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn magnum millefiori paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£80.00

A Stratheran Miniature Concentric Window Paperweight c1970

A Stratheran Miniature Concentric Window Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn miniature concentric window paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£20.00

A Strathearn Spaced Millefiori On Lace Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Spaced Millefiori On Lace Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn spaced millefiori on muslin paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£35.00

A Strathearn Cascading Bubbles Miniature Crown Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Cascading Bubbles Miniature Crown Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn cascading bubbles crown paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£40.00

A Strathearn P3 Sea Urchin Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn P3 Sea Urchin Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn P3 Sea Urchin paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

A Strathearn Spaced Millefiori On Muslin Ground Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Spaced Millefiori On Muslin Ground Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn spaced millefiori on muslin ground paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£35.00

A Strathearn Facet Cut Concentric Radial Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Facet Cut Concentric Radial Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn facet cut radial concentric paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£35.00

A Strathearn Pink White Overlay Spaced Millefiori Paperweight 1970

A Strathearn Pink White Overlay Spaced Millefiori Paperweight 1970

A Strathearn pink white overlay spaced millefiori paperweight from 1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£125.00

A Strathearn Facet Cut Radial Spoke  Millefiori Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Facet Cut Radial Spoke Millefiori Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn facet cut radial spoke millefiori paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£25.00

A Strathearn Four Spoke Radial Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Four Spoke Radial Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn four spoke radial millefiori paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£50.00

A Strathearn Facet Cut Signed Spaced Paperweight On Muslin Ground c1970

A Strathearn Facet Cut Signed Spaced Paperweight On Muslin Ground c1970

A Strathearn facet cut signed spaced paperweight on a muslin ground paperweight from 1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

A Strathearn Millefiori S80 Cane Paperweight 1980

A Strathearn Millefiori S80 Cane Paperweight 1980

A late Strathearn millefiori paperweight from 1980. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£80.00

A Strathearn Twisted Ribbons Paperweight 1973

A Strathearn Twisted Ribbons Paperweight 1973

A Strathearn twisted ribbons paperweight from 1976. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£85.00

A Magnum Strathearn Close Pack Millefiori Paperweight 1969

A Magnum Strathearn Close Pack Millefiori Paperweight 1969

A magnum Strathearn close pack millefiori paperweight from 1969. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£80.00

A Strathearn Spaced Muslin Base Millefiori Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Spaced Muslin Base Millefiori Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn spaced muslin base paperweight from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

A Strathearn Spaced Millefiori On Lace Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Spaced Millefiori On Lace Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn spaced millefiori paperweight with muslin ground from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

A Large Strathearn Spaced Millefiori Paperweight c1970

A Large Strathearn Spaced Millefiori Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn spaced millefiori paperweight with muslin ground from c1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

A Strathearn Millefiori Close Pack  Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn Millefiori Close Pack Paperweight c1970

A Strathearn millefiori close pack paperweight from c 1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£25.00

A Vasart or Strathearn Eight Spoke One Row Concentric Complex Central Cane Paperweight c1950-70s

A Vasart or Strathearn Eight Spoke One Row Concentric Complex Central Cane Paperweight c1950-70s

A Vasart or Strathearn eight spoke one row concentric paperweight with complex central cane from Scotland c1950-70's. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£50.00

An Early Large Boxed Strathearn Radial Weight c1970

An Early Large Boxed Strathearn Radial Weight c1970

An early large boxed Strathearn radial paperweight from c 1970. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

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