www.paperweights.co
Alan and Helen Thornton

...The Paperweight People.... 01935 822316
www.thepaperweightpeople.co.uk and www.pwts.co.uk

paperweights, information and links for glass paperweight collectors

Perthshire Xmas paperweight for 1972
site updated: 30 September 2014
Paperweight People
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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 sell glass paperweights - so there are of course images of some of the paperweights that we have for sale. We also buy glass paperweights, whether whole paperweight collections or a single paperweight of good quality. We also offer free help with identification or valuation.

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:

Contacting us

By email:

or send a message to: alan.thornton@physics.org

You can telephone us on: 01935 822316 (from outside the UK use 0044 1935 822316).

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.

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 is also the Newsletter Editor for the Paperweight Collectors Circle.

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 do have paperweights for sale - please contact us if you would like more information on any shown. We usually 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.

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 free worldwide shipping for items priced over £250.00. We often have weights for sale on eBay - click here to check if any are listed at the moment. You will see from our excellent feedback on well over two thousand transactions that we are completely reliable, and provide high quality pieces. And, of course, we are always on the lookout to buy interesting paperweights - whether single items or a whole collection.

We do not sell at any antiques or glass fairs, but we do sell at 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

Here are two items concerning English paperweights: (article) (guide)

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 2005-2014

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


Selected paperweights for sale
Click on pictures to enlarge / for more images. Click links above for more.
We have a wide range of paperweights for sale including modern Scottish, French and American examples, together with a selection of high quality antiques. There are too many to list fully here, so please ask if you have a particular area of interest.

Caithness Kingfisher paperweight (ref. 5677) Perthshire 1981 Xmas paperweight (ref. 5422) Peter McDougall chequerboard paperweight (ref. 5263) Perthshire LE 1997B paperweight (ref. 5408)
Caithness LE
Kingfisher
£90.00
Perthshire LE
Xmas 1981
£200.00
Peter McDougall
Garlanded chequer
£250.00 SOLD
Perthshire
LE 1997B
£180.00 Reserved

Perthshire 1996 LE Magnum paperweight (ref. 5541) Rare Perthshire2001 bird paperweight (ref. 5314) Perthshire 1983D paperweight (ref. 5392) Paul Ysart bouquet paperweight (ref. 5663)
Perthshire 1996
LE Magnum
£400.00
Perthshire LE 2001
rare - 15 made only
£1000.00
Perthshire LE
1983D
£240.00
Paul Ysart
Garlanded bouquet
£500.00

Perthshire 1994B paperweight (ref. 5414) Perthshire PP11 1978 paperweight (ref. 5416) Perthshire PP203 1999 paperweight (ref. 5419) Randall Grubb Grapes 1991 paperweight (ref. 4673)
Perthshire 1994B
LE Carpet ground
£200.00
Perthshire PP11
1978 version
£150.00
Perthshire PP203
rare 1999 design
£160.00
Randall Grubb
1991 Grapes
£350.00

Clichy turquoise ground paperweight (ref. 2171) Peter McDougall double overlay paperweight (ref. 5590) Peter Holmes Yelverton paperweight (ref. 4755) John Deacons pansy paperweight (ref. 5297)
Clichy 18 roses
Turquoise ground
£1250.00
Peter McDougall
Double Overlay
£290.00
Peter Holmes
PH cane Yelverton
£160.00
John Deacons
1995 Pansy
£130.00

Perthshire LE 1980E swirl paperweight (ref. 5325) Perthshire LE Sweetbriar Crown (ref. 5610) Salvador Ysart signed paperweight (ref. 5241) Peter McDougall overlay bouquet paperweight (ref. 5590)
Perthshire 1980E
LE Triple Swirl
£190.00
Perthshire LE
Sweetbriar Crown
£240.00
Salvador Ysart
signed with Y
£250.00
Peter McDougall
overlay bouquet
£300.00

Perthshire PP83 inkwell paperweight (ref. 4952) Orient & Flume 1979 paperweight (ref. 5646) Perthshire prototype design paperweight (ref. 5561) Perthshire PP132 inkwell paperweight (ref. 5536)
Perthshire Inkwell
PP83 pre-1993
£210.00
Orient & Flume
1979 iridescent
£140.00
Perthshire prototype
Nursery Rhymes
£290.00
Perthshire Inkwell
PP132
£230.00

Rick Ayotte mini Finch and Berries paperweight (ref. 5289) Paul Ysart millefiori paperweight (ref. 5219) Perthshire PP17 doorknob paperweights (ref. 5207) Paul Ysart millefiori paperweight (ref. 5656)
Rick Ayotte
mini Finch 2002
£300.00
Paul Ysart
aventurine spokes
£390.00
Perthshire PP17
door knob pair
£140.00
Paul Ysart 1930s
concentric
£380.00

Perthshire LE 1986C dragonfly paperweight (ref. 5341) Steven Lundberg water lily paperweight (ref. 5277) Rick Ayotte mini Hummingbird paperweight (ref. 5288) Caithness Whitefriars Butterfly Duet paperweight (ref. 5601)
Perthshire 1986C
LE Dragonfly
£180.00
Steven Lundberg
Water Lily + bud
£240.00
Rick Ayotte
mini Hummingbird
£215.00
Caithness Whitefriars
Butterfly Duet
£110.00

Strathearn magnum paperweight (ref. 4483) Rick Ayotte magnum roses paperweight (ref. 5282) Perthshire LE 1986D paperweight (ref. 5347) Parabelle Glass 1 0f 1 Artists Proof paperweight (ref. 5280)
Strathearn Glass
Magnum S 70
£150.00
Rick Ayotte
magnum roses
£875.00
Perthshire 1986D
LE Strawberries
£220.00
Parabelle Glass
Artist's Proof
£1000.00



Selkirk Summer Magic Butterfly paperweight (ref. 5169) William Manson 1980 Butterfly paperweight (ref. 5299) Clichy miniature paperweight (ref. 5594) Caithness LE Robin paperweight (ref. 5602)
Selkirk Glass
Summer Magic
£75.00
William Manson
1980 LE Butterfly
£130.00
Clichy mini
central rose cane
£280.00
Caithness LE
1981 Robin
£120.00

Antique Baccarat B1848 millefiori paperweight (ref. 19283 Murano magnum crown  paperweight (ref.4973) Antique Baccarat Dog Rose paperweight (ref. 2104) Antique Baccarat B1846 millefiori paperweight (ref. 2209)
Antique Baccarat
B1848 closepack
£1750.00
Murano Crown
Magnum 1950s
£135.00
Antique Baccarat
Large Dog Rose
£725.00
Antique Baccarat
B1846 closepack
£3000.00

Antique Saint Louis mushroom paperweight (ref. 2208) Clichy scramble 2 roses paperweight (ref. 19423) Clichy mushroom paperweight (ref.19047) Phoenix Paperweights LE paperweight (ref. 5651)
Antique Saint-Louis
mushroom

£3750.00
Clichy scramble
two roses
£425.00
Clichy
Rare mushroom
£4000.00
Phoenix
LE 2002
£120.00

Scottish paperweights - more Perthshire here more Deacons / Manson here

Selkirk paperweight LE 3-D primrose (ref. 4754) Perthshire paperweight LE 2000E Budgies (ref. 4915) Caithness  LE Butterfly paperweight (ref. 3852) Paul Ysart fish paperweight (ref. 5092)
Selkirk Glass LE
3D Primroses

£250.00
Perthshire LE
Wild Budgies 2000E
£290.00
 
Caithness LE
3D Butterfly
£125.00
Paul Ysart
Harland fish
£225.00

Modern French paperweight selection - more here

Baccarat Gridel stork 1977 paperweight (ref. 4692) Baccarat LE paperweight (ref. 5683) Baccarat LE 1972 millefiori paperweight (ref. 5251) Baccarat garlands paperweight 1976 (ref. 4690)
Baccarat 1977
Stork Gridel
£360.00
Baccarat LE
Revolution 200 yrs
£200.00
Baccarat LE
1972 millefiori
£320.00
Baccarat
1976 garlands

£320.00

Antique French paperweight selection - more here

Antique Baccarat B1847 closepack (ref. 4592) Antique Baccarat interlaced garlands paperweight (ref. 19378) Antique Baccarat Anemone paperweight (ref. 2103) Clichy mini 2 roses (ref. 19093)
Antique Baccarat
B1847 closepack

£1650.00
Antique Baccarat
Interlaced trefoils
£750.00
Antique Baccarat
Anemone
£575.00
Clichy 2 roses
2 inch

£595.00

American paperweight selection - more here

Ken Rosenfeld Sunflowers paperweight (ref. 5274) Ken Rosenfeld Bouquet paperweight (ref. 5272) Parabelle 1996 artist's proof (ref. 2559) Ronald Hansen flowers and buds paperweight (ref. 5192)
Ken Rosenfeld
Sunflowers 1998
£350.00
Ken Rosenfeld
Bouquet 2000
£250.00
 
Parabelle
Proof 1996

£650.00
Ronald Hansen (US)
Flowers on red
£100.00

Old English and Whitefriars paperweight selection - more here

Whitefriars EIIR 1953 paperweight (ref. 5596) Old English Richardson (ref. 3438) Kilner dump paperweight (ref. 212) Old English Richardson magnum paperweight (ref. 19103)
Whitefriars
EIIR 1953
£190.00
SOLD
Old English
Richardson 7 row

£325.00 
 
Kilner
Foil flower dump

£160.00
Old English
Richardson mangum
£275.00

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