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Ysart, Paul

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  • 6 oval loops of blue/white & blue/pink millefiori canes are spaced around the outer edge of a translucent olive-green ground (appears black!) Each loop is centred by a cane; small corrugated canes are placed between each loop. Signed with a green/white PY cane in the centre cluster. Flat, polished base. Caithness period 1962-1972.

  • A rare purple & green millefiori thistle on a translucent mottled amethyst ground with the PY signature cane set near the end of the stalk.Although not in keeping with the artist’s usual practice, this weight was finished with a polished, concave base. Dark tint to the glass; probably pre-1940 Moncrieff period.(See Colin Mahoney’s book “Masterworks:...

  • One of the more rarely seen Ysart designs; floating in a basket of white latticinio tubes alternating with red/white cog canes are 2 concentric rows of pink, white, pale-orange & green complex millefiori canes set around a burgundy, white & yellow centre cog cane. The latticinio and red cogs are drawn under the design and meet at a small pontil...

  • The off-white body of the reptile - encased in tightly-coiled, yellowish-green filigree - is lying on a mossy-green ground. The snake’s head, with black & white eyes and a red tongue, is raised as if ready to strike. A PY signature cane is set near the end of the snake’s tail. The large glass sphere is nipped in towards the base and then flares out to...

  • A miniature weight made at Harland with a large feature cane in the centre made by fusing simple individual canes and a number of complex millefiori canes together. Set around it in the semi-translucent lemon ground are 3 pink/white composite canes and 3 slightly larger green/white composite canes.Signed on the underside of the feature cane with a...

  • Set on a translucent wine-red ground (appears as opaque black!) is a 5-flower bouquet tied with a large blue bow. The purple, pink, orange, blue & white flowers are accompanied by 5 pointed green leaves.  Encircling the bouquet is a garland of green/white/red complex millefiori canes.Signed with a green/white PY signature cane below the right-hand...

  • During the first couple of years that Paul Ysart worked as training officer at Caithness, the company distributed ca. 5 or 6 of these dated one-off designs each year to its major outlets to find out whether there was a market for paperweights. (At that time Caithness did not include paperweights in its production range !) The artist made variations of...

  • A 5-flower bouquet arranged with 3 dark-green leaves and tied with a large blue bow. The PY signature cane is in the centre of the mauve flower on the left. The bouquet is encircled by a garland of turquoise, blue, white and red complex millefiori canes and set over a translucent amethyst ground (appears black!).Flat, polished base. 1960s Caithness...

  • A bouquet with numerous small flowers and stems anchored by one large flower - in this case a 5-petalled, mauve single clematis. It is surrounded by 11 fantasy flowers (including 2 buds) and 9 long, slender green leaves. The bouquet is set flush with the opaque, mottled blue ground.The PY signature cane is in the centre of a flowerhead at roughly one...

  • A large, early, low-domed 5-flower bouquet in shades of pink, yellow and turquoise with tall slender leaves and millefiori canes at the base of the stems. Encircling the design - set on a translucent, mottled cobalt-blue ground - is a continuous garland with 3 types of millefiori canes.Flat, polished base. Brownish-grey tint to the glass; probably 1940s...

  • A meticulously set up patterned millefiori - with three different-coloured cog canes around a complex pink/green centre cane - encircled by a continuous border garland composed of pink/white tubes and maroon/white/yellow cogs alternating with complex light-blue/white composite canes. The unusual feature is the rarely-seen white colour ground. (See page...

  • A colourful, superbly-set paperweight with an opaque mid-blue colour ground. A border garland of 7 large complex millefiori canes - with pairs of smaller canes between them - encloses a central arrangement composed of canes with colours similar to those in the garland.The gold Monart label covering the pontil mark on the fire-polished base, helps date the...

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