About the Author
Anne Metcalfe was a teacher for 20 years before she retired from the profession in 1980 to become a dealer of pictures, pottery and glass. She decided to concentrate solely on paperweights and, with her husband Peter, operates the UK's biggest paperweight dealership based in Helsby, Cheshire. Their stock of over 1,500 pieces ranges from antique French weights by Baccarat and St Louis to abstract Chinese designs. Anne is a member of the Cambridge Paperweight Circle and the PCA (Paperweight Collectors' Association). She also contributes regularly to leading antiques trade magazines.