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chameleon_girl:
I have thus far been unsuccessful in finding information on a couple of Caithness paperweights I've acquired.  The first, (1998 Water Garden) I know a little bit about, simply because it was still with the box.  From the markings on the box, it appears the production was limited to 250.  However, I don't know if there's any way of learning who the actual maker/designer was for this spectacular piece.  I'd also be curious as to its value range, given the limited availability.

My second Caithness paperweight appears to be even more challenging to find, as the markings suggest the production was limited to only 100.  Again, I am in awe of the beauty and work, but have no idea as to designer or value.

A friend told me about this board, and I was so excited to see that there was not only a site devoted to glass, but also that it had a section totally on paperweights.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Potentspirit:
I can help you with`Water Garden` -- designed by Colin Terris in 1998, /limted edition of 750  but only 243 made. It is one of the Colin Terris Water Lily Collection, worth £125.

  Does the other one have a name on the base? Or could you post a photo?

Frank:
Slowly building an online catalogue of Scottish glass, this search will return some of the item in an edition of 100 but probably not all. So you might have to shortlist by selecting categories from the menus.

If not there yet, check back in weeks or months. Eventually all models will be there.

chameleon_girl:
Margaret, thanks for the info on Water Garden; looks like my guess on value was pretty close.  While I'm thinking about it, a third paperweight I have is also a Caithness -- Millenium Dancer.  However, I didn't find it on Frank's site.  Any info available on it?  :D

As for the other one I had previously mentioned (Tropical Vision), Frank, as soon as I learned about this board and saw there was a paperweight section, I anxiously looked around and found that site (when you were soliciting proofreaders).  Awesome!  But, alas, Tropical Vision was not there.  Here are a few photos.  I think it's a beauty.

Straight-on view:
http://home.swbell.net/wdotson/paperweights/tropical-vision01.jpg

Side view:
http://home.swbell.net/wdotson/paperweights/tropical-vision04.jpg

Back view:
http://home.swbell.net/wdotson/paperweights/tropical-vision06.jpg

Base:
http://home.swbell.net/wdotson/paperweights/tropical-vision08.jpg

Thanks again for your help!
Holly

Leni:
Tropical Vision was a Helen MacDonald Limited Edition design from 1995.  Book price £250.  Nice one!   :D

Millennium Dancer was a Colin Terris Limited Edition of 650 from 1999 in the Millennium Collection.  Book price £60.  Probably worth more now, following the sad demise of Colin Terris    :(

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