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    Posted 5 years ago

    vetraio50
    (723 items)

    My first piece of Scottish glass .... a Sea Urchin P3 made by Strathearn Glass Ltd., Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland.

    It seems that these paperweights come in three sizes: small, medium & large. The larger versions have a different Strathearn catalogue number of D1 and come in a smaller range of colours.

    In this case we have the smallest size of Sea Urchin ( or P3).

    Yesterday this was my find at the monthly Collectors Fair at Wenty. It stood out from the other paperweights for sale by the seller and it bore a paper sticker .... I have not found a signature and I believe they are unsigned.

    In his book Robert G. Hall called them 'Rare Crown weight’ on page 58 of 'Scottish Paperweights'. Strathearn called them Sea Urchins. I must say that I thought it looked like a sea urchin .... the orange colour might have helped too! The catalogue referred to them as having a "rough texture sea urchin appearance". There are twenty vertical rows of Scottish Sand over an internal coloured base. The sand has trapped bubbles within. The available colours are red, green, orange, blue and white.

    The small versions are under 2.5" ... the mediums just over 2.5".

    The dimensions of my weight are:
    6cm wide - 2.36"
    5.5cm high - 2.16"
    334gr or 12 oz

    Concave base with rough pontil.

    Exactly when they were made is not clear as yet but it is believed to be between 1965 and 1979.

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    Comments

    1. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 5 years ago
      love this paperweight! It does look like a sea urchin
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Fantastic!! I really love this one Kevin.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN, SKLO, CORMORAN & COURTENAYANTIQUES too for those kind comments !!! !!! !!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Beautiful!! I would say late 1960's!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Very cool!!
    6. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
      A very noice one !
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, MIKELV, JSCOTTO, AURA & OZMARTY !!! !!! !!!
    8. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Beautiful Color:)
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TREY, MELANIE, BLUNDERBUSS, SWFINLUV, RADEGRUNDER, HO2CULTCHA & WELZEBUB too !!! !!! !!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks VIOLETORANGE & NICEFICE too !!!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GLASSIE !!!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks VALENTINO !!!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks BLADERUNNER !!!!!!!!
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Great piece Kevin! I love the color and how the sand gives it internal texture! Your presentation in pic 2 is fantastic... very artsy!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks RICK, FREIHEIT & CAPERKID too !!!!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ & EFESGIRL !!!!
    17. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Wonderful paperweight, Kevin (if I may). :)
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS & ALAN too !!!!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks INKY !!!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !!!!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TEDSTRAUB !!!!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SCOTTIE !!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TONINO !!!!!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks DJPEDER !!!!!
    26. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      OOO000000oooooo --- Love it !! Super Find there!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE !!!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TYLYNNIE !!!!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks LIVENTRUTH !!!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TEDSTRAUB !!!!!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks CATTEANN &DEANTEAKS !!!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY10456 !!!!!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks LIVE.ELECTRICALLY !!! !!! !!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AMATOORPIKR !!! !!! !!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks EFESGIRL !!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MIDNIGHT1208 !!! !!!! !!!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks IGGY !!! !!!! !!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks TAHITI, THOMAS & JANCAL !!!!!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks LISA !!!!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE !!!!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks VIKINGGIRL !!!!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
      Many thanks TAHITI1 !.!!.!.!!.!

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