Vintage Caithness Art Glass Ball Shape Paperweight Colorful Fiesta Design
Description: A beautiful nice size and rather heavy ball shaped blown glass or crystal paperweight. This paperweight is made the Caithness Glass in Scotland and is so marked. It is a red, white and blue Fiesta pattern and looks great. The piece has a flat round and nicely smoothed base. The piece is rather heavy for its size weighing over one pound and seven ounces. The paperweight is marked Caithness Fiesta Scotland on the bottom and has the number 1C28313 incised in the glass on the base. This is truly a beautiful, high quality and rather interesting paperweight that is very decorative and would display nicely in your collection of art glass paperweights. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid to late 20th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The piece was made in Scotland UK.
Size: The base is ~2" in diameter at the base and the piece is ~3" in height. The paperweight weighs over one pound and seven ounces.
Maker: Caithness Glass.
Marks: Has The following inscription on the base "CAITHNESS; FIESTA; SCOTLAND" and has the number 1C28313 incised in the glass on the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A good size, heavy, and nice paperweight with a beautiful design. This is a very nice and high quality paperweight, which would display very well in your collection of paperweights.
Condition: The paperweight is in excellent condition and has no cracks or damage. The colors of the piece are vivid and beautiful as is the design. The surface of the piece has a few minor scratches which cannot be seen with the naked eye and do not distract from the quality or beauty of the piece. The paperweight also has a few small air bubbles dispersed within it, which you would expect of a blown glass piece such as this. This is an absolutely great paperweight of the highest quality that is beautiful and in great shape. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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