This was sold to me as a Caithness paperweight, but it isn't really. It's a wonderful piece of engraved glass, by Helen MacDonald!
I know Helen originally went to work at Caithness as a glass engraver, but I admit I've never seen any of her work other than paperweights before. This is marked on the base 'Caithness Scotland' and on the front 'Helen MacDonald 87'. It's 4 inches high and tapers from 1 and 1/2 inches at the base to 3/4 inch at the top. The image is engraved into the back of the glass, and the bride's bouquet is made of millefiori canes, pressed into the glass! I love the way the brown textured surface makes it look like an old sepia photograph! Brilliant! :clap:
Does anyone know anything about this piece? (Or anything else like it?) Would it have been a one-off, or a limited edition? There is no number anywhere on it, but I can't imagine it being an 'unlimited'!
It's just stunning!