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Ysart, Paul

Paul Ysart (1904 -1991) was born in Spain. The family emigrated and eventually settled in Scotland in 1915. In 1921 Paul began an apprenticeship at the Moncrieff glassworks. During the 1930s he was already making quality paperweights, as we know from Evangeline Bergstrom’s book “Old Glass Paperweights” printed in 1940. Two of his weights were illustrated and - due to their quality - Mrs. Bergstrom assumed they must be French, although she was puzzled by the PY signature. From 1962 to 1972 Paul worked as a training officer at Caithness Glass before setting up his own companies Harland and Highland Paperweights. Paul Ysart continued to produce beautiful - and today very sought after - paperweights up to the end of the 1970s.

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  • £ 270.00 In Stock

    Encircling the closepack cluster at the centre of this low-domed weight on a translucent green ground are cog canes alternating with white internal star canes.  3 different types of “spokes” - opaque red, translucent amber and copper aventurine wrapped in white filigree threads - separate the pairs of white/yellow internal star canes and green/white...

    £ 270.00
  • £ 280.00 In Stock

    Closely-packed in the centre of this well set-up design are approx 25 simple and complex millefiori canes. Encircling them are 2 rings of complex pink/white & green/white canes with an outer ring of white/blue corrugated canes. The glass displays a faint purplish tint.Flat, polished base. Attributed to the Caithness 1960s period.

    £ 280.00
  • £ 265.00 In Stock

    Swimming over a pink jasper ground is a striped green fish with long translucent dark-green fins and tail and a yellow eye dot. The fish is encircled by a spaced garland of complex millefiori canes. Fire-polished, slightly concave base with lightly ground out pontil. Attributed to the 1940/50s Moncrieff period.

    £ 265.00
  • £ 299.00 In Stock

    A perfectly-crafted 4-row concentric set around a yellowish-green star and made up of 6 different types of complex millefiori canes with alternating canes in the 2nd and 4th rows. Colours range from pale-pink, pale-blue & pale-amber to purple, lime-green & orange.The base, which shows considerable signs of wear, is slightly concave with an...

    £ 299.00
  • £ 280.00 In Stock

    Centring the design is a shaded-pink lampwork flower with red aventurine “stamen”- and crowned by pointed green leaves. The flower, with its short curving stem, is set within a garland of alternating complex millefiori canes over a translucent, mottled dark-blue ground The base has a wide flat area with a central concavity and a rough pontil. Slight...

    £ 280.00
  • £ 99.00 In Stock

    A miniature weight with 6 complex millefiori canes - filled with numerous colourful tiny canes & rods - set around a large corrugated/cog cane in the centre of a semi-translucent cream-coloured  ground.Signed on the underside with a pink/white H cane. Flat polished base with a blue/white PY sticker.

    £ 99.00
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