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Alan and Helen Thornton

...The Paperweight People.... 01935 822316
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paperweights, information and links for glass paperweight collectors

Perthshire Xmas paperweight for 1972
site updated: 9 October 2017
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This site exists to help anyone who is interested in glass paperweights to find the information that they are looking for. We also offer free help with identification or valuation. This is the main site to which www.thepaperweightpeople.com redirects visitors.

What you can find here:

There are links to various collectors clubs around the world, and to books that can help you understand more about the fascinating and complex subject of paperweights; to various glass paperweight sites; to paperweight makers and dealers; and to other related topics.

There are also pages to help you identify glass paperweights - but this is a complex and difficult topic, so there are no guarantees of success! Many paperweights in circulation were made in China or Murano, and so we have included:

There are two Galleries of images: one of Chinese Whites and one of Old English paperweights.

Advice and information - help with paperweight identification and valuation

We can probably help you with the identification and valuation of your paperweights (whether for sale, insurance or probate) - please ask, as we do not charge for this unless you want a written report.  We usually help two or three people per week. It is often worth checking our more common weights page to see if it helps.

We retired from our professional careers over ten years ago to live in Somerset, and now spend a lot of time on what was our hobby - collecting glass paperweights. As a result we are specialists in many types of paperweight, and we write articles and give talks about them in the UK and abroad. Alan was also the Newsletter Editor for the Paperweight Collectors Circle from 2006 to 2014.

We do know enough to spot the occasional errors in the catalogues of major auction houses, for example - but we don't know everything: anyone who claims to is deluding themselves!

Paperweights for sale

We built a large collection over the years, and do have some paperweights for sale - please contact us if you would like more information on any shown. We have a range of top quality pieces for sale, including antique French, old English, Ysart, Stankard, Buzzini and various other makers, only some of which are shown here. Please email us if you are interested in any pieces - we do not run 'Shopping Basket' software.

You can pay by cheque, bank (wire) transfer, or credit or debit card through Paypal (you can now do this without having a Paypal account). Prices shown include worldwide shipping for items priced over £250.00. We sometimes sell paperweights on eBay - click here to check if any are listed at the moment. You will see from our excellent feedback that we are completely reliable, and provide high quality pieces. And, of course, we are always on the lookout to buy interesting paperweights.

We do not sell at any antiques or glass fairs, but we do attend meetings of the Paperweight Collectors Circle and the Northern Paperweight Society.

Recommended books

We recommend Miller's Guide as a good value starter guide ( usually under £5 ) to identifying and learning about glass paperweights. If you collect Caithness paperweights, then the Charlton Catalogue is very helpful, and for Scottish paperweights more generally, try Scottish Paperweights by Bob Hall. For an overview of paperweights more generally, have a look at World Paperweights by Fleming & Pomerencke. There are many more books to do with paperweights and paperweight collecting more widely on the Books pages.

We have added to this site some of the articles that we have written for various publications.  We hope they are of interest, and maybe inspire you to join one of the collectors' organisations such as the Paperweight Collectors Circle.

Articles

UK Makers

We have some very skilled and innovative makers in the UK, including well known names such as John Deacons, Willie Manson, Peter MacDougall, Peter Holmes, Richard Golding, Jonathan Harris and Mike Hunter. There are many others not as well known. It is worth checking up on smaller glass studios in your own locality - you never know what you will find. In our area we have Siddy Langley and Will Shakspeare - both superb glass artists, who make some paperweights.

Please browse the site, and let me know what you think would improve it - and please send me useful links if you have any. We hope you enjoy the site, and enjoy paperweights......they are an art form, an object of fascination, a topic of conversation..... and no doubt more besides.  For example, seek out the Infinity Project on Josh Simpson's site for a different way to display (?) paperweights.

© alan & helen thornton 2005-2017

This site is updated regularly - sometimes daily - so remember to check for news and additional information.


Selected paperweights for sale

Please contact us if you want to buy any pieces - there is no 'Shopping Basket'.

Click here for some lower priced pieces

Please click on pictures to enlarge / for more images; click button links above for more items. We have a wide range of paperweights for sale: there are too many to list fully here, so please ask if you have a particular area of interest.

Perthshire PP121 cat paperweight (ref. 20311b) Antique Baccarat B1847 closepack paperweight (ref. 20815) Antique Saint Louis scramble paperweight (ref. 20845) Antique sulphide Queen Victoria paperweight (ref. 6395)
Perthshire PP 121
Limited Edition 1989
£180.00 SOLD
Antique Baccarat
B1847 closepack
£2500.00
Antique Saint-Louis
Large scramble
£320.00
Antique French
Queen Victoria
£250.00

Perthshire PP6 paperweight (ref. 6604) Perthshire LE 1991A Bouquet paperweight (ref. 6639) Old English Walsh Walsh paperweight (ref. 0174) Perthshire LE Millenium paperweight (ref. 6637)
Perthshire PP6
1972 - 1977 design
£70.00 SOLD
Perthshire LE
1991A Bouquet
£220.00
Old English magnum
Walsh Walsh
£220.00
Perthshire LE
Millenium design
£170.00

Caithness Whitefriars LE Summer Bouquet paperweight (ref. 6706) Antique Saint Louis mushroom paperweight (ref. 19089) Caithness Dragonfly Garland paperweight (ref. 6704) Caithness Whitefriars Buttercups and Daisies paperweight (ref. 6705)
Caithness Whitefriars
LE Summer Bouquet
£135.00
Antique Saint-Louis
Mushroom torsade
£3500.00
Caithness (Manson)
Dragonfly Garland
£135.00
Caithness Whitefriars
Buttercups + Daisies
£135.00

Caithness Whitefriars LE Orchid Spray paperweight (ref. 6702) Caithness Whitefriars LE paperweight (ref. 6701) Whitefriars P25 millefiori paperweight (ref. 6693) Caithness LE special bottle paperweight (ref. 6700)
Caithness Whitefriars
LE Orchid Spray
£195.00
Caithness Whitefriars
LE Winter Bouquet
£135.00
Whitefriars P25
Weight in a weight
£225.00
Caithness LE
Special perfume bottle
£180.00

John Deacons magnum Cardinal paperweight (ref. 6688) John Deacons magnum piedouche Toucan paperweight (ref. 6686) John Deacons magnum piedouche Macaw paperweight (ref. 6692) John Deacons magnum Oranges overlay paperweight (ref. 6685)
John Deacons magnum
Cardinal piedouche
£275.00
John Deacons magnum
Toucan piedouche
£325.00
John Deacons magnum
Macaw piedouche
£275.00
John Deacons magnum
Oranges double overlay
£250.00

Antique Baccarat mushroom paperweight (ref. 6302 ) Perthshire PP1 paperweight (ref. 6681) Antique Baccarat closepack paperweight (ref. 20750) Clichy Napoleon 3 sulphide paperweight (ref. 2274)
Antique Baccarat
Mushroom torsade
£825.00
Perthshire PP1
pre-1978 version
£90.00
Antique Baccarat
Closepack, leaf
£795.00
Clichy sulphide
Napoleon 3rd on green
£395.00

Perthshire 1998 Club paperweight (ref. 6643) Perthshire 1999 Club paperweight (ref. 6641) Baccarat Dupont scramble paperweight (ref. 6184) Selkirk Lovebirds 1981 paperweight (ref. 6566)
Perthshire special
Collector's Club 1998
£180.00
Perthshire special
Collector's Club 1999
£180.00
Baccarat Dupont
1920s scramble
£135.00
Selkirk Summer Magic
Lovebirds 1981
£95.00

Antique Baccarat closepack paperweight (ref. 2272) Antique Baccarat B1847 paperweight (ref. 6677) Peter Viesnik 1999 paperweight (ref. 6668) Anthony Stern paperweight (ref. 6670)
Antique Baccarat
Closepack
£625.00
Antique Baccarat B1847
10 Gridels
£1100.00
Peter Viesnik (NZ)
Signed, 1999
£80.00
Anthony Stern
signed abstract
£60.00

Daniel Salazar 2008 paperweight (ref. 6540) Ken Rosenfeld paperweight (ref. 6657) Perthshire LE 1990A paperweight (ref. 6647) Whitefriars millefiori paperweight (ref. 6659)
Daniel Salazar
Floating flowers
£235.00
Ken Rosenfeld
Bouquet 2002
£325.00
Perthshire LE 1990A
Red ground
£160.00
Whitefriars Brick Cut
Closepack centre
£140.00

Rick Ayotte magnum thrush paperweight (ref. 6652) Antique Baccarat garlands paperweight (ref. 2273) Perthshire LE 1995C paperweight (ref. 6640) Orient and Flume paperweight (ref. 6669)
Rick Ayotte Magnum
Thrush + Tiger Lillies
£850.00
Antique Baccarat
Interlaced garlands
£525.00
Perthshire LE 1995C
Flower on Crown
£250.00
Orient & Flume
Surface feathered
£125.00

Isle of Wight paperweight (ref. 6667) Antique Baccarat mushroom paperweight (ref. 20799) Clichy sulphide Wellington paperweight (ref. 2275) Whitefriars P1 millefiori paperweight (ref. 6660)
Isle of Wight
Surface decorated
£90.00
Antique Baccarat
Mushroom torsade
£650.00
Clichy sulphide
Duke of Wellington
£230.00
Whitefriars P1 1979
Concentric millefiori
£130.00

Antique English dump paperweight (ref. 6310) Perthshire 1 of 1 1995 paperweight (ref. 5549) Antique Saint-Louis mushroom paperweight (ref. 20554) Antique Baccarat millefiori paperweight (ref. 20706)
Old English dump
Nine flowers
£80.00
Perthshire 1 of 1
1995 cane
£220.00
Antique Saint-Louis
Mushroom torsade
£3000.00
Antique Baccarat
miniature
£125.00

Chinese White Clipper Ship paperweight (ref. 6562) Perthshire LE 1998E paperweight (ref. 6646) Paul Ysart Harlequin paperweight (ref. 5098) Perthshire LE PP11 1971 millefiori paperweight (ref. 6507)
Chinese White
Early Clipper Ship
£110.00
Perthshire LE 1998E
Garlanded bouquet
£220.00
Paul Ysart 1960s
Harlequin
£120.00
Perthshire PP11
1971 version
£100.00

Clichy miniature paperweight (ref. 6637) Rick Ayotte Goldfinch paperweight (ref. 6653) Antique American NEGC paperweight (ref. 6315) Selkirk LE Queen Mother paperweight (ref. 6067)
Clichy miniature
Centre rose
£220.00
Rick Ayotte
Goldfinch
£250.00
New England GC
Facetted on lace
£325.00
Selkirk Glass LE
Queen Mother 80th
£50.00

Caithness Regency Stripe paperweight (ref. 6616) Murano sodden snow ground paperweight (ref. 6564) Perthshire PP81 Golfer paperweight (ref. 6456) Perthshire LE 1979F bottle paperweight (ref. 6621)
Caithness Glass
Regency Stripe 1981
£80.00
Murano
Unusual ground
£60.00
Perthshire
PP 81 Golfer
£165.00
Perthshire 1979F
LE Bottle
£165.00

Scottish paperweights - more Perthshire here and more Deacons / Manson here

PerthshireLE PP211 Bouquet paperweight (ref. 5553) Perthshire PP11 paperweight (ref. 6307) Caithness LE Strawberry paperweight (ref. 6405) Ysart Bros paperweight (ref. 6341)
Perthshire PP211
LE Bouquet
£380.00
Perthshire PP11
1973 version
£120.00
 
Caithness (Manson)
LE Strawberry
£150.00
Ysart Bros
concentric
£90.00

Modern French paperweight selection - more here

Baccarat 1991 Impatiens paperweight (ref. 6353) Baccarat LE 1972 millefiori paperweight (ref. 6451) Baccarat 1991 Carnations paperweight (ref. 6354) Saint Louis Pink Carpet Ground 1972 paperweight (ref. 5827)
Baccarat LE
Impatiens 1991
£245.00
Baccarat LE 1972
Millefiori on muslin
£275.00
Baccarat LE
White Carnations 1991
£245.00
Saint-Louis 1972
Pink Carpet Ground
£395.00

Antique French paperweight selection - more here

Clichy mini  millefiori paperweight (ref. 2267) Antique Baccarat dog paperweight (ref. 6212) Antique Baccarat garlanded clematis  paperweight (ref. 6138) Antique Saint-Louis millefiori paperweight (ref. 4089)
Clichy
mini concentric
£160.00
Antique Baccarat
Intaglio dog head
£150.00
Antique Baccarat
Garlanded clematis
£450.00
Antique Saint-Louis
Rondello on muslin
£320.00

American paperweight selection - more here

Debbie Tarsitano / Paul Ysart Bouquet paperweight (ref. 1214) Orient & Flume Marbrie paperweight (ref. 5782) Parabelle 1996 artist's proof (ref. 2559) Ronald Hansen flowers and buds paperweight (ref. 5192)
Debbie Tarsitano
with Paul Ysart
£1150.00
Orient & Flume
Marbrie 1979
£130.00
 
Parabelle
Proof 1996

£650.00
Ronald Hansen
Flower and buds
£100.00

Old English and Whitefriars paperweight selection - more here

Whitefriars P2 1974 millefiori paperweight (ref. 6063) Whitefriars Xmas 1979 Partridge paperweight (ref. 6546) Click for larger image Arculus millefiori '1848' paperweight (ref. 6157)
Whitefriars 1974
P2 millefiori
£125.00
Whitefriars Xmas 1979
Partridge + Pear Tree
£490.00
 
Richardson
Large concentric

£185.00
Arculus
Low dome. 1848 canes
£175.00

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