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Alan and Helen Thornton

...The Paperweight People.... 01935 822316
www.thepaperweightpeople.co.uk and www.thepaperweightpeople.com

paperweights, information and links for glass paperweight collectors

Perthshire Xmas paperweight for 1972
site updated: 11 January 2017
Paperweight People
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This site exists to help anyone who is interested in glass paperweights to find the information that they are looking for. We also offer free help with identification or valuation. This is the main site to which www.thepaperweightpeople.com redirects visitors.

Contacting us

By email:

or send a message to: alan.thornton@physics.org

You can telephone us on: 01935 822316 (from outside the UK use 0044 1935 822316).

What you can find here:

There are links to various collectors clubs around the world, and to books that can help you understand more about the fascinating and complex subject of paperweights; to various glass paperweight sites; to paperweight makers and dealers; and to other related topics.

There are also pages to help you identify glass paperweights - but this is a complex and difficult topic, so there are no guarantees of success! Many paperweights in circulation were made in China or Murano, and so we have included:

There are two Galleries of images: one of Chinese Whites and one of Old English paperweights.

Advice and information - help with paperweight identification and valuation

We can probably help you with the identification and valuation of your paperweights (whether for sale, insurance or probate) - please ask, as we do not charge for this unless you want a written report.  We usually help two or three people per week. It is often worth checking our more common weights page to see if it helps.

We retired from our professional careers over ten years ago to live in Somerset, and now spend a lot of time on what was our hobby - collecting glass paperweights. As a result we are specialists in many types of paperweight, and we write articles and give talks about them in the UK and abroad. Alan was also the Newsletter Editor for the Paperweight Collectors Circle from 2006 to 2014.

We do know enough to spot the occasional errors in the catalogues of major auction houses, for example - but we don't know everything: anyone who claims to is deluding themselves!

Paperweights for sale

We built a large collection over the years, and do have some paperweights for sale - please contact us if you would like more information on any shown. We have a range of top quality pieces for sale, including antique French, old English, Ysart, Stankard, Buzzini and various other makers, only some of which are shown here. Please email us if you are interested in any pieces - we do not run 'Shopping Basket' software.

You can pay by cheque, bank (wire) transfer, or credit or debit card through Paypal (you can now do this without having a Paypal account). Prices shown include worldwide shipping for items priced over £250.00. We sometimes sell paperweights on eBay - click here to check if any are listed at the moment. You will see from our excellent feedback that we are completely reliable, and provide high quality pieces. And, of course, we are always on the lookout to buy interesting paperweights.

We do not sell at any antiques or glass fairs, but we do attend meetings of the Paperweight Collectors Circle and the Northern Paperweight Society.

Recommended books

We recommend Miller's Guide as a good value starter guide ( usually under £5 ) to identifying and learning about glass paperweights. If you collect Caithness paperweights, then the Charlton Catalogue is very helpful, and for Scottish paperweights more generally, try Scottish Paperweights by Bob Hall. For an overview of paperweights more generally, have a look at World Paperweights by Fleming & Pomerencke. There are many more books to do with paperweights and paperweight collecting more widely on the Books pages.

We have added to this site some of the articles that we have written for various publications.  We hope they are of interest, and maybe inspire you to join one of the collectors' organisations such as the Paperweight Collectors Circle.

Articles

UK Makers

We have some very skilled and innovative makers in the UK, including well known names such as John Deacons, Willie Manson, Peter MacDougall, Peter Holmes, Richard Golding, Jonathan Harris and Mike Hunter. There are many others not as well known. It is worth checking up on smaller glass studios in your own locality - you never know what you will find. In our area we have Siddy Langley and Will Shakspeare - both superb glass artists, who make some paperweights.

Please browse the site, and let me know what you think would improve it - and please send me useful links if you have any. We hope you enjoy the site, and enjoy paperweights......they are an art form, an object of fascination, a topic of conversation..... and no doubt more besides.  For example, seek out the Infinity Project on Josh Simpson's site for a different way to display (?) paperweights.

© alan & helen thornton 2005-2016

This site is updated regularly - sometimes daily - so remember to check for news and additional information.


Selected paperweights for sale

Please contact us if you want to buy any pieces - there is no 'Shopping Basket'.

Please click on pictures to enlarge / for more images; click button links above for more items. We have a wide range of paperweights for sale including modern Scottish, French and American examples, together with a selection of high quality antiques. There are too many to list fully here, so please ask if you have a particular area of interest.

Whitefriars P25 1976 millefiori paperweight (ref. 6145) Whitefriars P2 1974 millefiori paperweight (ref. 6063) Paul Ysart millefiori paperweight bottle (ref. 5944) Saint Louis LE1988 paperweight (ref. 6352)
Whitefriars P25 1976
Weight in a weight
£220.00
Whitefriars 1974
P2 millefiori
£125.00
Paul Ysart
Closepack bottle
£950.00
Saint-Louis LE 1988
Millefiori shell
£340.00

Antique Baccarat bouquet paperweight (ref. 20444) Large Clichy millefiori paperweight (ref. 2185) Antique French ( Clichy) paperweight (ref. 6144) Stankard Studio honeysuckle paperweight (ref. 6401)
Antique Baccarat
4 flower bouquet
£ POA
Clichy
Nr magnum millefiori
£ 875.00
Clichy mini
Concentric millefiori
£ 240.00 SOLD
Stankard Studio
Honeysuckle flowers
£495.00

Perthshire 1 of 1 hollow blown snake paperweight (ref. 6356) Saint Louis LE1977 overlay paperweight (ref. 5846) Perthshire Tudor Rose paperweight (ref. 5967) PerthshireLE PP211 Bouquet paperweight (ref. 5553)
Perthshire 1 of 1
Hollow blown snake
£495.00
Saint-Louis LE 1977
Double overlay bouquet
£300.00 SOLD
Perthshire LE
Tudor Rose
£320.00
Perthshire PP211
LE Bouquet
£380.00

Antique Baccarat garlanded clematis  paperweight (ref. 6138) Arculus millefiori '1848' paperweight (ref. 6157) Antique Baccarat concentric mushroom paperweight (ref. 6400) Saint Louis LE 1967 Bicentenary paperweight (ref. 5831)
Antique Baccarat
Garlanded clematis
£450.00
Arculus
Low dome. 1848 canes
£175.00
Antique Baccarat
Concentric mushroom
£1200.00
Saint-Louis LE 1967
Bicentenary design
£90.00

Paul Ysart floating butterfly paperweight (ref. 6392) Caithness LE Strawberry paperweight (ref. 6405)  Randall Grubb Dahlia paperweight (ref. 6351 ) Perthshire1 of 1 Baseball paperweight (ref. 5532)
Paul Ysart
Butterfly over basket
£395.00
Caithness (Manson)
LE Strawberry
£150.00
Randall Grubb
Dahlia 1988
£325.00
Perthshire 1 of 1
Baseball player
£220.00

Antique Baccarat dog rose paperweight (ref. 20376) Antique Saint Louis mixed fruit paperweight (ref. 20447) paperweight (ref. 1412) Antique Baccarat mushroom paperweight (ref. 6302) Antique Saint Louis concentric paperweight (ref.20824)
Antique Baccarat
Mini dog rose
£400.00
Antique Saint-Louis
Mixed fruit
£650.00
Antique Baccarat
Mushroom torsade
£650.00
Antique Saint-Louis
Concentric millefiori
£1650.00

Baccarat 1991 Impatiens paperweight (ref. 6353) Clichy millefiori on muslin paperweight (ref. 20440) Clichy mini millefiori paperweight (ref. 18921) Antique Saint Louis paperweight (ref.20443)
Baccarat LE
Impatiens 1991
£245.00
Clichy
Muslin ground
£550.00
Clichy mini
Concentric millefiori
£ 220.00
Antique Saint Louis
Large upright bouquet
£1250.00

Antique Baccarat B1847 closepack paperweight (ref. 20171) Antique Baccarat Primrose paperweight (ref. 1412) Antique Baccarat B1848 paperweight (ref. 20449) Antique Saint Louis clematis paperweight (ref. 20380)
Antique Baccarat
B1847 closepack
£2100.00
Antique Baccarat
Primrose
£675.00
Antique Baccarat
B1848 with Gridels
£2500.00
Antique Saint-Louis
Blue clematis
£795.00

Perthshire LE 1997F paperweight (ref. 6390) Clichy miniature paperweight (ref. 2258) Antique Saint Louis jasper ground paperweight (ref. 20445) Antique Baccarat overlay paperweight (ref. 20450)
Perthshire LE
1997F Bouquet
£295.00
Clichy super miniature
Centre rose
£395.00
Antique Saint Louis
Panelled jasper ground
£450.00
Antique Baccarat
rare overlay
£1250.00

Paul Ysart garlanded closepack centre paperweight (ref. 6254) Perthshire 1977D Rooster paperweight (ref. 20311A) Selkirk LE Crown 2000 paperweight (ref. 6360) Antique American NEGC paperweight (ref. 6315)
Paul Ysart
Spaced concentric
£295.00
Perthshire LE
1977D Porthole
£240.00
Selkirk Glass LE
Crown 2000
£130.00
New England GC
Facetted on lace
£325.00

Antique Saint Louis Daisy sulphide paperweight (ref. 20152) Selkirk Glass Primrose paperweight (ref. 6363) Paul Ysart millefiori star paperweight (ref. 5948) Caithness LE 1982 paperweight (ref. 6339)
Antique Saint-Louis
Daisy sulphide
£320.00
Selkirk Glass LE
Primrose 2000
£110.00
Paul Ysart
Millefiori star
£295.00
Caithness LE
1982 Dragonfly
£110.00

Scottish paperweights - more Perthshire here and more Deacons / Manson here

Perthshire 1997G Snake paperweight (ref. 5376) Perthshire PP11 paperweight (ref. 6307) Paul Ysart Harlequin paperweight (ref. 5099) Ysart Bros paperweight (ref. 6341)
Perthshire LE
1997G Snake
£400.00
Perthshire PP11
1973 version
£130.00
 
Paul Ysart
Harlequin design
£145.00
Ysart Bros
concentric
£90.00

Modern French paperweight selection - more here

Saint Louis LE 1973 flower paperweight (ref. 5992) Saint Louis LE 1991 Gaugin paperweight (ref. 5853) Baccarat 1991 Carnations paperweight (ref. 6354) Saint Louis Pink Carpet Ground 1972 paperweight (ref. 5827)
Saint-Louis LE
Flower 1973
£375.00
Saint-Louis 1991
'Les Tahitiennes'
£170.00
Baccarat LE
White Carnations 1991
£245.00
Saint-Louis 1972
Pink Carpet Ground
£395.00

Antique French paperweight selection - more here

Clichy chequer 2 roses paperweight (ref. 19738) Antique Baccarat dog paperweight (ref. 6212) Antique Baccarat mini closepack paperweight (ref. 2257) Antique Baccarat B1848 paperweight (ref. 2093)
Clichy chequer
Two roses
£1250.00
Antique Baccarat
Intaglio dog head
£150.00
Antique Baccarat
Mini closepack
£575.00
Antique Baccarat
B1848 on muslin
£1600.00

American paperweight selection - more here

Debbie Tarsitano / Paul Ysart Bouquet paperweight (ref. 1214) Orient & Flume Marbrie paperweight (ref. 5782) Parabelle 1996 artist's proof (ref. 2559) Ronald Hansen flowers and buds paperweight (ref. 5192)
Debbie Tarsitano
with Paul Ysart
£1150.00
Orient & Flume
Marbrie 1979
£130.00
 
Parabelle
Proof 1996

£650.00
Ronald Hansen
Flower and buds
£100.00

Old English and Whitefriars paperweight selection - more here

Whitefriars decanter paperweight stopper (ref. 6374) Whitefriars Christmas 1978 paperweight (ref. 6195) Click for larger image Old English Arculus paperweight (ref. 5664)
Whitefriars
CM625 Decanter
£195.00
Whitefriars 1978
Mary and Joseph
£210.00
 
Richardson
Large concentric

£185.00
Arculus
Low dome closepack
£160.00

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