Blocks and Flowers: At least since 2002-December 2012
Myrtle: 2010 and 2014
Blocks and Flowers
About this design
Blocks and Flowers designs available in 2003. Image courtesy of IOWSG.
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.
Small Flower Block, 7.5 cm high. This example is signed by Timothy Harris, 2008.
Medium Flower Block, 10 cm high, with two flowers. Image courtesy of Seven Crowns.
White flower, 25 cm long, with accompanying leaf, 30 cm long.
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.
This paperweight is signed "Timothy Harris Isle of Wight Glass 2014". Image courtesy of IOWSG.