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Mahasamatman's Paperweight Collection

Most of my collection was made by Caithness. They were based in Inveralmond, Perth, Scotland, and have a U.S. office in Garfield, New Jersey. They have recently (April 2004) been taken over by Edinburgh Crystal, and though the quality of the workmanship found in the paperweights has not changed, the new company really has no clue how to manage a line of collectors' paperwewights.

If you're looking to buy paperweights, the absolute best place to look is John More (aka More Gifts). They have the best prices, selection, and customer service anywhere on the globe. You'll pay less than half as much as any U.S. dealer, even after you figure in shipping costs.

These are actual photographs from my collection, taken with a Casio QV-30 digital camera on a set of bookshelves I built in a friend's shop in January 1997. As you can see by the pictures, I am not a professional photographer. These images pale in comparison to the real thing. If you want to see the real collection, don't hesitate to give me a call.

In 2001 and 2002, I built some display cases and display shelves for my collection. Each paperweight is individually lit from underneath using low-voltage lighting. It's really impressive how good they look now!

For each thumbnail on this page, there's at least one larger image to view. Each full-size image also contains a brief description of the piece. Note: the descriptions accompanying the images are written by the manufacturers - I take no responsibility for them.

I've recently acquired many new paperweights which I have not yet photographed. They appear just as text with no thumbnail. What can I say, I'm lazy... Eventually, I'll use my Canon Powershot G9 and add them to the site.

This list is current as of 04 January 2014.

The paperweights are organized by designer (they do deserve the credit). You can select one, select them all, or select none.

Caithness: Colin Terris (131 titles)

Caithness: Alastair MacIntosh (56 titles)

Caithness: Helen MacDonald (40 titles)

Caithness: Margot Thomson (38 titles)

Caithness: Philip Chaplain (15 titles)

Selkirk: all artists (10 titles)

Other artists and foundries (30 titles)

Caithness (other artists)
and other foundries
30 pieces
Alien
Peter Holmes
Angel Fish
Jennie Robertson
Autumn Treasures
Gordon Hendry
Butterfly
Allan Scott
Calla Lily
Gordon Hendry
Carnation
William Manson
Cauldron Sable
Innes Burns
Evening Primrose
Gordon Hendry
Fatal Attraction
Sarah Peterson
First Oil First Quarter
Peter Holmes
Flower in the Rain
Jack Allan
Golden Fancy
Sarah Peterson
Grey Snapcat
Sarah Peterson
Harper Collins Ink Bottle
Peter Holmes
Lilac Pool
Stuart Cumming
Midnight Mountain
Sarah Peterson
Myriad Blue
Oban Studios
Myriad Green
Oban Studios
Penguins
William Manson
Persephone
David Green
Pyramids
Wick Design Studio
Royal Majesty
Paul Miller (Langham)
Serpentine
Stuart Cumming
Shining Through
Linda Campbell
Shuffle the Penguin
Sarah Peterson
Single Harlequin
Peter Holmes
Spiral Rhythm
Gordon Hendry
Ultra Hot
Sarah Peterson

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