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Author Topic: Perthshire alphabet cane, millefiori paperweight Q = 1985  (Read 1380 times)

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Offline jonchellycain

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Perthshire alphabet cane, millefiori paperweight Q = 1985
« on: April 30, 2011, 12:59:56 PM »
Hi all
picked up this Perthshire alphabet weight, ive found a little info but its quite limited.
They started making these in 1969 and each year put a different letter of the alphabet ending with Z in 1994.
Mine has the letter Q inside which i think works it back to 1985.
Does anybody know who would have been the designer on these weights, Was there a set number made each year and do they have a pattern name/number?
Very nice complex canes in these, a really pretty weight.
Concave top faceted window, 5 faceted sides, base is flat and polished with a star cut, 6cm in diameter, 4cm in height.
many thanks
michelle
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Re: Perthshire alphabet cane, millefiori paperweight Q = 1985
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 03:05:55 PM »
Pattern number is PP14 - the only one covering the entire alphabet.
Unfortunately I cannot give any further info - apart from it being limited, without a number given in the "Complete Guide ...".
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Re: Perthshire alphabet cane, millefiori paperweight Q = 1985
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 03:48:48 PM »
Thanks Wolf, any information is fantastic as there does not appear to be a wealth of it on this weight.
many thanks again
michelle

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Re: Perthshire alphabet cane, millefiori paperweight Q = 1985
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 04:03:37 PM »
Now i have the PP number im finding quite a few. The edition sizes seem to be around 200-250 on the later ones
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6152953 edition size given on a 1992
http://www.weights-n-things.com/en/modern-paperweights/europe/perthshire-pp-range/pp14-1994-ltd-ed-200.html edition size given on a 1994
http://www.scotlandsglass.co.uk/cms/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1080&category_id=202&manufacturer_id=34&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=6 edition size 200
http://www.paperweights.com/perthshire.htm just over half way down no edition size given
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michelle

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