Hi - my Christmas present from my son has just arrived - and I think it is gorgeous so wanted to share it with other Caithness Collectors. (And yes- I gave him a nudge in the right direction
Designed by Colin Terris. Shown on p 118 of Mark Hill's book as being from the 1991 catalogue.
It is 18 cm or 7 inches tall and 11 cm or 4.5 inches at widest point of "belly" Inscribed to base Summer Meadow, Caithness Scotland, 34/150 . Beautifully presentation boxed in the dark blue leatherette box with the white satin lining - which is in absolutely pristine condition - as is the vase. I doubt it has ever been out on display or even opened! The info card bears the stamp of a German retailer (or that is my guess) on its reverse, and it was just bought from Germany.
Lovely details - hearts, flowers, grasses, and a couple of beautiful lacewings.
Would anyone have any idea who made it? I have a couple of pieces of the Poppy Collection from 1998 - and this reminds me very much of them. I understand Franco Toffolo may have made many those (from Mark Hill's book again)
I will be putting it on display!