Unusual Whitefriars Design Trial Concentric Paperweight with a tiny love heart centre cane - designed by Geoffrey Baxter.
This piece would have been part of a design trial or experiment and possibly a pre-cursor to the idea of a central silhouette cane design. Using early canes, this paperweight has concentric rings leading to a central cane of a love heart. Being part of a design trial for Baxter this is a very special piece and a very sweet design.
Bought from the private Collection of Earnest Miller, father of Stuart Miller (Whitefriars Assistant to the Chief of Design Geoffrey Baxter) along with a number of other trial pieces, friggers and one-off Experimental Pieces of Whitefriars Glass.
Stuarts father Earnest took a keen interest in Stuarts work and amassed a large collection of rare and experimental pieces which Geoffrey Baxter would give to Stuart from his office or the design department at Whitefriars, to take home to his father to add to his collection.
This would have been part of a design trial and is a real historical gem amongst whitefriars paperweights.
A stunning and beautiful design which adds quality and rarity to any display.
Good condition with no obvious damage, I am happy to inspect the paperweight with a strong magnifying glass to check for any microscopic marks which are not visible to the human eye upon request.
Approximately 3 inches Diameter.
Sure to be the envy of any paperweight collection.
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Unusual Whitefriars Design Trial Central "Love Heart" Paperweight
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