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Offline jakgene

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Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« on: January 26, 2011, 12:59:45 PM »
I just received this paperweight which I bought about a week ago. It is signed Peter Holmes 2007, and has a Scottish Borders label to base. It is absolutely clear glass with a pink flower inside. ? Lampwork? . I was stunned at being the only bidder and getting it for a fairly low start price and don't understand why. Don't honestly think I have seen a Peter Holmes weight on sale here in Oz before  this one.  Are these mass produced and common? or was I just lucky??

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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 01:19:43 PM »
Peter Holmes runs Scottish Border Art Glass - a small-ish studio. I would not consider his work to be "mass produced" in any way.
I think you were lucky. It's lampworked.
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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 01:25:09 PM »
Thanks Sue, that is nice to know. I almost didn't put a bid on it as I expected it to go higher than I could afford. Glad I did!

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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 01:35:33 PM »
Have a search on Frank's "Scotland's Glass" website - you'll get more info. there.

I rather prefer his vases etc. to pws (I really don't like pws)
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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 09:31:01 PM »
Hi Jakgene

Peter Holmes produced many variations on this simple design and I have several in my collection - see attached.

They retailed at £30 - £40 UKP under the Scottish Borders Art Glass label and were excellent value for money

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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 09:42:23 PM »
Hi, Peter Holmes and Scottish Borders Art Glass are still trading, recently they started listing new PH weights on eBay.

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/scottishbordersartglass/

I have a few from PH myself and I think they're great - I have always wondered why they don't sell for more,
his lampwork is quite nice.
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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 09:56:03 PM »
Hi alexander

Peter Holmes was of course taught by THE master Paul Ysart and has the
chair PY used at Harland together with some of his tools in his studio at Hawick.

He produces a wide range of glassware and his son Andrew is also making.

The studio has an excellent gallery and is well worth a visit if you are in the
Scottish borders area. Mike Hunter (Twists Glass) is only a few miles away at Selkirk.

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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 01:25:03 AM »
Odd because I bought a paperwight by a famous Australian glass blower today in the UK.

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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 12:02:58 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the info.

I am very happy with my purchase and pleased to know they are stlll trading.

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Re: Peter Holmes paperweight - is it common?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 02:02:34 AM »
Odd because I bought a paperwight by a famous Australian glass blower today in the UK.
I am sorry, but I do not understand the comment. What it is "odd"? And what relevance does it have to the thread?
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