Blocks and Flowers, including Myrtle

Dates produced

Blocks and Flowers: At least since 2002-December 2012

Myrtle: 2010 and 2014


Timothy Harris

Blocks and Flowers

Colourways: Blue; Green; Pink; Purple; White; Yellow

About this design

Blocks and Flowers patterns in 2003

Blocks and Flowers designs available in 2003. Image courtesy of IOWSG.


Very large Blue Flower Block with four flowers

This unusually large flower block is 17.5 cm wide and 17.7 cm high. It varies in thickness from 3.6 cm at the top to 3.0 cm at the base. It weighs about 3 kg (6.6 lb). It was probably not a standard production size.


Pink Flower Block, 7.5 cm high

Small Flower Block, 7.5 cm high. This example is signed by Timothy Harris, 2008.


White Flower Block, 10 cm high

Medium Flower Block, 10 cm high, with two flowers. Image courtesy of Seven Crowns.

White Flower 25 cm long and leaf 30 cm long

White flower, 25 cm long, with accompanying leaf, 30 cm long.


Yellow Flower Block, 13 cm high

Large Flower Block, 13 cm high. Image courtesy of Seven Crowns.


The original Myrtle paperweights were made for English Heritage as an exclusive for Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight in 2010. Fifty were made then to commemorate the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Although more were requested these were the only ones supplied. The paperweight illustrated here was made in 2014 from a new batch of 12 made. The historical significance is that the myrtle was part of Queen Victoria's wedding bouquet and that flower has been included in Royal wedding bouquets ever since.

The paperweight is about 7.5 cm square. Myrtle can be distinguished by the rounded tips of the flower petals whereas in Blocks and Flowers the petals are pointed.

Myrtle block paperweight, 7.5 x 7.5 cm

This paperweight is signed "Timothy Harris Isle of Wight Glass 2014". Image courtesy of IOWSG.

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