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Perthshire is a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights.  They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production.  Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922.  They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period.  In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label.  The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass.

Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960.  The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey.  In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965).  The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques.  With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Peter McDougall was one of the very young glass workers who left Strathearn in 1969.  When Perthshire closed in 2002 he was the head craftsman of  Perthshire.  Peter now has his own studio PMcD Glass Studio and makes paperweights under his own name.  For a selection of Peter's paperweights, see my PMcD page.

There are more Scottish paperweights and related objects on my page of Scottish Paperweights.

For more information, you can read about the Perthshire in three books:

And of course you might want to look at the Woman's Day article that inspired Stuart Drysdale to found Perthshire.  For these and other great references on paperweights, check out my list of paperweight books for sale.

If you are looking for a particular Perthshire paperweight, please let me know what you are seeking.  I now have quite a few Perthshire weights in stock, including annual collection and limited edition weights.  Many of these paperweights are pre-owned.  I try hard to give you an accurate description and will list even the tiniest scratch found.

If you would like to purchase any of these paperweights, e-mail me at: aport@paperweights.com
 
 
2692 Perthshire Annual Collection 1977B Limited Edition Damson Plums Paperweight.   circa 1977.  This paperweight features three rich purple colored plums with green stems and leaves on a clear ground.  It is faceted with a complex faceting of one large top facet and 16 side facets (eight large and eight smaller facets).  The base is ground concave and finished with a grid cut pattern that Perthshire calls a strawberry cut.  It is signed with a small engraved "P" on a tiny extra facet near the base.  The "P" is engraved in reverse so it displays correctly when viewed from the top.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  It comes with its original box and original certificate identifying this as #108 out of a limited edition of 500 weights. 

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their Annual Collection for 1977.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  The edition size for this paperweight was 500 weights, but only 315 were made, thus making this one of the rarer Perthshire paperweights.  Each year's Annual Collection designs were lettered to indicated this special status.  In 1977, there were six Annual Collection designs, designated 1977A through 1977F. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Small Size:  Just under 2 1/8" diameter by 1 7/16" high.  Perthshire calls it a miniature but it is slightly larger than a true miniature.  It is faceted with one large top facet and 16 side facets (eight large and eight smaller facets).  There is an extra tiny facet near the base where the "P" signature is engraved in reverse.  The base is ground concave and finished with a strawberry (grid) cut. 
Signature:  Engraved with a reversed "P" on a tiny facet near the base.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  It comes with its original box and original certificate identifying this as #108 out of a limited edition of 500 weights. 
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.

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Base with label and engraved P signature (reversed)
Close-up showing Engraved P signature viewed from the top
Box
Box with paperweight and certificate
Certificate
$245 postage paid in the US. 

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4895 Perthshire 1999 PP206 Limited Edition Magnum Millefiori Nosegay with Garland on Lace Paperweight.  dated 1999. This limited edition magnum nosegay was made only in 1999.  The nosegay consists of three large complex canes with four green leaves and a stem.  It is surrounded by a complex garland pattern of complex millefiori, short twists, and outer concentric concentric rings.  All of the of millefiori canes are complex canes.  The design is set on a white lace or upset muslin ground.  The paperweight was made only in 1999 in a limited edition of 200 paperweights of which some were faceted.  There is a complex "P1999" signature cane on the base and also the engraved edition number "119".  A magnificent very large paperweight from Perthshire that makes a statement.   

The PP206 was made only in 1999.  It was made in a limited edition of 200 paperweights, some of which were faceted.

Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights.

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Very Large Size:  3 7/16" diameter by 2 7/16" high.  The base is ground concave.
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P1999" signature cane on the base and also the engraved edition number "119".  This example does not have a Perthshire paper label.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  I found no cracks, chips, or scratches.

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Base
SOLD.      

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Perthshire 1999 PP206 Limited Edition Magnum Millefiori Nosegay with Garland on Lace Paperweight
4873 Rare Perthshire 1993-1997 PP83 Faceted Teardrop Shaped Millefiori Paperweight Inkwell.  1993-1997. This teardrop shaped paperweight inkwell has a paneled millefiori pattern in the bottom of the bottle.  There is a central complex "P" signature cane surrounded by a ring of canes in the center, then seven panels of canes consisting of a small cane and a larger complex cane, each panel separated by a short twist cane.  Another ring of small canes is on the outside.  The foot is a translucent blue.  The stopper has a single pink lampwork flower with six petals and three sepals.  There is a complex "P" signature cane in the center of the flower.  The ground of the stopper is a translucent blue.  This bottle has complex faceting with three rows of faceting each with six facets.  The top has six side facets and a top facet.  A stunning inkwell from Perthshire with a graceful design and complex faceting. 

The PP83 was made in two designs from 1985 to 1997.  This teardrop form with a flower in the stopper was made only from 1993 to 1997.  

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Large Size: 6 1/4" high with the stopper by just under 2 5/8" diameter.  The foot is 2 1/4" diameter.  The stopper is just over 1 9/16" diameter by 2 1/8" long.  The base is ground concave.  This bottle has complex faceting with three rows of faceting each with six facets.  The top has six side facets and a top facet.  
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P" signature cane in the center of the top and also in the center of the bottom pattern.  It does not have a paper label.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.  The top has one tiny bubble in the blue ground.

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Closeup view
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Signature in bottle
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Lampwork flower in stopper top
Bottle foot
$395 postage paid in the US.      

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Rare Perthshire 1993-1997 PP83 Faceted Teardrop Shaped Paperweight Inkwell
4875 Perthshire Annual Collection 1976B Limited Edition Miniature Overlay Butterfly Paperweight.    circa 1976.  This paperweight features a lampwork butterfly with stretched millefiori wings inside a blue and white double overlay with spiral side cuts.  There are eight spiraling side cuts and one larger top facet.  It is signed with a "P" cane under one wing.  Although designated as a miniature by Perthshire, it is actually larger than a true miniature and is 2 1/8" in diameter.  This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 500 paperweights of which a total of 488 were made with overlays of red & white, blue & white, and green & white.  There is no paper label on this paperweight and I do not have the original certificate.  A nice well balanced design with great color and a fancy cutting.

Perthshire made this paperweight as one of their annual collection items.  This means the design was made only that one year and never again.  There were five annual collection designs in 1976, designated A through E.  

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Small Size:  2 1/8" diameter by 1 3/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave.  The paperweight is faceted with a top facet plus spiraling side facets.  
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire "P" cane under one wing.  
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. Slight wear on the base. 

For extra pictures, click on the picture at the right and the following links: 

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Signature cane under one wing
$295 postage paid in the US.                

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Perthshire Annual Collection 1976B Limited Edition Miniature Overlay Butterfly Paperweight
4871 Perthshire PP15 Magnum Faceted Millefiori Paperweight Inkwell.  1969 -1994. This is a magnum faceted millefiori inkwell with a close packed arrangement of complex millefiori canes in both the bottle bottom and the stopper, each with a translucent blue ground.  There is a complex "P" signature cane in the stopper setup.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  This bottle is faceted with two rows of facets.  Each row has four large oval facets and four slightly smaller oval facets, for a total of sixteen facets.  The stopper has a top facet plus eight side facets, four large oval facets and four smaller oval facets.  A magnificent very large inkwell from Perthshire that makes a statement.   

The PP15 was made from 1969 to 1994.  There was some variation in size and features over the years.   

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.  There are three books on Perthshire Paperweights.  If you collect Perthshire paperweights, you should have them in your library. 

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Very Large Size: 6" high with the stopper by 3 3/4" diameter.  The stopper is just over 2 3/8" diameter by 2" long.  The base is ground concave.  This bottle is faceted with a total of sixteen side oval facets.   The stopper is faceted with a top facet plus eight oval side facets. 
Signature:  This paperweight has a Perthshire complex "P" signature cane in the top.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  I found one tiny nick on one of the side facets.  No other cracks, chips, or scratches.  There is a little roughness at the tip of the stopper.

For extra pictures, click on the picture at the right and the following links: 

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Stopper top
Bottle base
$475 postage paid in the US

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Perthshire PP15 Magnum Faceted Millefiori Paperweight Inkwell
2950 Perthshire 1981 Limited Edition Christmas Silhouettes Millefiori Paperweight.  dated 1981.  This paperweight features five colored picture canes with Christmas themes arranged around an unusual complex center "doily" cane.  The picture canes are of a snowman, Christmas tree, reindeer, church, and Santa Claus.  These is surrounded by a garland of doily canes and set on a translucent green ground.  It is signed on the base with a "P1981" signature cane.  It also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base.  This is one of a limited edition of 300, of which only 225 were made.  A showy unusual paperweight.

The Perthshire Christmas Paperweights were special limited editions that changed design each year.  They were near the top of the Perthshire line. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Large Size: Just under 2 15/16" diameter by 2" high. The base is ground concave. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.  The label on the base shows wear and a previous owner has written "81" on it.
Signature:  It is signed on the base with a "P1981" signature cane and also has a Perthshire paper label "PERTHSHIRE PAPERWEIGHTS CRIEFF SCOTLAND" on the base. 

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Label and signature on base
$395 postage paid in the US.          Price Reduced (was $450) 

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4870
Perthshire PP42 Concentric Millefiori Paperweight Scent Bottle.  Circa 1980 - 1989.  Perthshire scent bottle with a concentric design five rings of millefiori around a central complex P signature cane.  The rings are, starting from the inside, blue, red, blue, green, and red.  The outer red ring is difficult to see as it hides in the curvature of the bottle.  The design is placed over a translucent green ground.  The stopper has four pastel colored twists.  This design was made from 1980 to 1989.  This is a great example.

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Size:  5 7/8 tall by just under 2 11/16 diameter.  The bottle by itself is just over 3 3/8 tall by just under 2 11/16 diameter.  The stopper is 3 3/8 long by just over 13/16 diameter. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. 
Signature:  Signed with a Perthshire complex P cane in the center of the design.  This example does not have a paper label.

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Base
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$175 postage paid in the US.    

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Perthshire PP42 Concentric Millefiori Paperweight Scent Bottle
4300
Perthshire PP14 "F" Limited Edition Faceted Millefiori Cluster Paperweight.   Dated 1974.  This paperweight consists of five pink and white complex millefiori cane clusters each with a green and white center cane surrounding a central blue and white cane cluster set on a clear ground.  Each cluster has six complex canes plus the center cane.  The central cluster contains the letter F for 1974.  There are tiny green florets in the center of each outer cane of all six clusters.  It has a large top facet, five side facets, and a flat, polished, star-cut base. 

The PP14 was made in a limited edition each year from 1969 to 1994.  The 1969 edition was signed with an "A", 1970 was signed with a "B", and so forth.  This is the only series that Perthshire made in a complete series from A to Z. 

Perthshire was a small company in Crieff, Scotland that was devoted to the creation of quality glass paperweights. They stopped production in January 2002 after more than 30 years of production. Their paperweights were consistently high in quality and yet remained reasonable in price.

The birth of Scottish paperweight making is credited to the glass making family of Salvador Ysart, who moved to Crieff, Scotland in 1922. They worked first at John Moncrieff Ltd and made the earliest Scottish paperweights during that period. In 1946 Salvadore and his sons Augustine and Vincent founded Ysart Brothers Glass and produced glass wares under the Vasart label. Salvador Ysart died in 1955 The company name was later changed to Vasart Glass. Stuart Drysdale was hired manage the business side of the enterprise in 1960. The company evolved into a new company Strathearn owned by Teachers Whiskey. In 1967 Drysdale was sent a magazine article on antique paperweights (Woman's Day, July 1965). The inspired him to try to produce weights comparable to the French antiques. With this goal in mind, he and several of the glass workers left Strathearn to found Perthshire in 1968.

Medium Size:  2 1/2" diameter by 1 1/2" high.  Faceted with a large top facet and five side facets.  The base is polished flat with star cut. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.
Signature:  Signed with a complex "F" cane in the center of the design. 

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$175 postage paid in the US.                          The PP14s can also be found on a separate Perthshire PP14 Web Page.

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Perthshire PP14 "F" Limited Edition Faceted Millefiori Cluster Paperweight
2459
Large Perthshire Millefiori Vase.   This vase dates from the early years of Perthshire production and is reminiscent of similar vases made during the Vasart period.  The top section shows traces of millefiori mixed in with the blue color.  Perfect execution and wonderful color. 

Size:  5 1/2" tall by 4 3/4" diameter at the mouth.  Excellent good condition with no chips or cracks.  Unsigned but I guarantee that this is an authentic Perthshire item.  It originally had a Perthshire paper label.

$265 postage paid in the US.  Already on the web page.

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