Fish and Shells Collection

Dates produced

Early to mid-1990s

Designers

Probably Timothy Harris.

About this design

After much searching, two white cylinder boxes were found with a paper label giving the official name - the Fish and Shells Collection. These boxes contained the small and medium finned fishes shown below.

The known paperweights are as follows:

Examples

Ammonite

Sealife ammonite paperweight

This example is in dark iridescent purple; it is also known in pink.


Medium finned fish

Finned fish paperweight in iridescent purple

This example is in dark iridescent purple and is the most common colourway.

Finned fish paperweight in amber and pink

This example is in amber and pink and very rarely seen.

Finned fish paperweight with spots

This example with multicoloured spots is somewhat larger than average at 12 cm high and about 13 cm long. The base is ground down less than usual and the tail fins have been cut and divided more than the examples above. The label indicates it was made in the early 1990s.


Small finned fish

Small finned fish paperweight

Known in this gold iridescent colourway and in a blue fumed colourway.


Big-eye scaly fish

Big-eye scaly fish paperweight

This form of pressed fish seems to be much less common than the other types. This is the only colourway known so far.


Flat fish

Sealife flat fish paperweight

This dark iridescent purple colourway is the most commonly seen.

Sealife fish paperweight

This colourway in white with splashes of yellow and pink is less commonly seen.


Limpet

Sealife limpet paperweight

This colourway is in shades of pink and blue together.


Scallop

Sealife scallop paperweight

Has been seen in turquoise or light green.


Seahorse

Sealife seahorse paperweight

The dark iridescent purple is the most commonly seen.

Sealife seahorse paperweight

This colourway in clear glass with browns and greens is less common than the dark iridescent purple one.

Winkle

Sealife winkle paperweight
Sealife winkle paperweight

Known in blue or dark iridescent purple. Too few have been seen to know which is the most common colourway.


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