Sunday 9 July 2017

Angela and Allan Port talk about Pirelli-Lassman

In April I was in Norfok, Virginia, US for the bi-annual Convention of the Paperweight Collectors' Association. Allan Port and I gave a talk about the glass paperweight-related objects made by the two companies Pirelli and Lassman using paperweights made by Vasart in Scotland. The most striking of these were the bar sets, three of which are pictured here. Each consisted of a satin lined case containing several barware items such as a corkscrew, bottle opener, jigger (two-sided measuring cup), can opener, bottle pourer-stopper. The one on the far right is gold plated, the other two chrome plated. The picture below shows Allan and I preparing to give our talk.