I'm in the process of packing up the house including Monart glass and paperweights I thought I'd like to share with members a couple of photos of my not so perfect PY paperweight inkwell. When I bought it from Christies, I wasn't into paperweights, I went there to buy Monart. The collection on sale was all owned by a French Lady, who she was I don't know, but much of the collection was damaged but still had a high reserve on it. The inkwell was part of a lot of miniatures and paperweights and failed to find a buyer. Christies held a further sale a couple of months later which we attended to buy a piece of Monart. The lot had been incorporated into another lot, and I don't know why but I ended up buying it!!!! That was my introduction to paperweights, as also included was a Monart, but signed PY cane paperweight of a dragonfly, unfortunately with an annealing crack across the middle.
I digress - I thought the inkwell was pretty but didn't give much thought to it. I took it to the first Perth Glass Conference and showed a few people - created quite a stir!! Anyway the whole thing started me collecting PY weights, not many but a small collection over the years.
So before I pack it away I thought I would share some pictures with you, the damage is round the neck and the stopper, however, I don't think I'll ever sell it as I now treasure what I know is some wonderful cane work and the shape of the inkwell is unusual/rare?