Here for your consideration is a truly fabulous, 20th century, John Ditchfield, Glasform, lilypad ornament/paperweight, complete with silver hallmarked frog. This cobalt blue/purple and golden yellow, iridescent, paperweight of circular form with tapered body, decorated with stunning overlaid whiplash decoration, to an opalescent golden blue ground.
The colour and lustre of this John Ditchfield paperweight is truly superb. It's been a nightmare to photo though because it's picking up so much light reflection. It's iridescent colour, changes depending on room lighting conditions. This fabulous John Ditchfield silver frog glasform ornament/ paperweight is in wonderful original condition with no chips, scratches, or restoration. The base has the inscribed John Ditchfield signature with Glasform and paper label.
Started when he was 16 years old as an apprentice at the Venetian Glass Factory, Blackpool in the 1960's. He trained under the Italian maestro Franco Toffolo, an Italian glassmaker from Murano, who'd come to the UK to set up a glass company. John Ditchfield started the art of glass blowing in 1968 and his creations have become extremely popular, appearing in Miller's Collectables, (an antique guide for the future). John Ditchfield's innovative designs have pushed him to the forefront of contemporary art glass making. A diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians.
The oldest fossil appeared in the early Triassic period of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian period, 265 million years ago. Frogs are widely distributed, ranging from the tropics to regions of the subarctic, but the greatest concentration of species diversity is found in tropical rainforests. There are to date approximately 4,800 recorded species. Height: 1.25 inches or 3.3 cm. Diameter: 4.35 inches or 11 cm.
Weight: 1lb 2 oz or 530 grams. These stunning Ditchfield lilypad paperweights have become so very desirable/collectable and are really appreciating in value. Well you won't go far wrong starting a collection with a piece like this. It's a magnificent piece of John Ditchfield iridescent glass.
A real statement piece, you just can't fail to be impressed, truly stunning. This very highly collectable and sought-after paperweight would make a superb gift. Our photos aren't doing this John Ditchfield paperweight true justice because they're not capturing the full lustre that's in this magnificent piece. Please note: all our international postal charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when we know the destination of where, items are being sent.You may wish to check out our other items. The item "Superb John Ditchfield Opalescent Blue Glass Lilypad & Silver Frog Paperweight" is in sale since Thursday, October 14, 2021.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases".collectables" and is located in Staffordshire.This item can be shipped worldwide.