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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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  • £ 360.00 In Stock

    Approx 20 simple and complex millefiori canes are closely-packed within a ring of green/white cog canes. The continuous border garland is composed of 6 large green/white/red composite canes set between 3-cane clusters composed of 2 white collar canes & a small pink/green/white cane. The design is set on an attractive opaque, pink ground. Wide flat...

    £ 360.00
  • £ 340.00 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...

    £ 340.00
  • £ 340.00 In Stock

    A magnum, high domed weight with 8 colourful, extremely complex millefiori canes encircled by 8 white cog canes with green /orange centres set in ruby surrounds. Pink-centred filigree tubes and blue-centred upright twists form the perimeter garland. The design is set over an unusual bluish-grey jasper ground. Relatively flat, fire-polished base with an...

    £ 340.00
  • £ 310.00 In Stock

    A spoke & millefiori cane design on a translucent olive-green ground, which appears black when placed flat on a surface! The patterned cluster in the centre is composed of multi-coloured complex canes in green, white & pink with a hint of orange & black. White latticinio “spokes” and blue & white composite  canes make up the border...

    £ 310.00
  • £ 320.00 In Stock

    A continuous garland of alternating complex millefiori canes surrounds a single flowerhead with ribbed purple petals, 4 green leaves and a short stem. The flower is set on a mottled translucent dark-blue ground. The base has a wide flat area with a central concavity and a rough pontil. Strong purple tint to the glass dome - pre-1940 Moncrieff.

    £ 320.00
  • £ 320.00 In Stock

    A high-domed weight with an opaque cream-coloured ground. 3 yellow/pink canes & 3 pale-orange/ruby millefiori canes are set around a complex centre cane, which appears again in the first row of alternating canes. The outer row is composed of semi-translucent tubes containing orange latticinio twists and pale-blue canes with internal stars....

    £ 320.00
  • £ 280.00 In Stock

    Green, pink & mustard-yellow millefiori canes are set around a small yellow star. Encircling this arrangement on an opaque pink ground, is a double spaced garland of white star canes and amber & green composite canes.Fire-polished, slightly concave base with an unfinished pontil. Attributed to 1940/50s Moncrieff period.

    £ 280.00
  • £ 125.00 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.

    £ 125.00
  • £ 299.00 In Stock

    5 clusters of complex millefiori canes - each made up of 3 large and 3 smaller canes - are set around a centre cluster on an opaque mid-blue ground. The green/white/red canes spaced around the perimeter are centred by yellow cog canes.Slightly concave fire-polished base with a small unfinished pontil. The glass has a greyish tint - attributed to 1940/50s...

    £ 299.00
  • £ 310.00 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...

    £ 310.00
  • £ 299.00 In Stock

    The pink, blue, white, mauve & yellow millefiori canes arranged in the centre are encircled by a border garland composed of millefiori canes & latticinio twists enhanced with aventurine. The design is set over an opaque terracotta ground. Fire-polished flat base, concave centre with a small, rough pontil. Slight yellowish tint to the glass -...

    £ 299.00
  • £ 270.00

    Centring the design is a closepack cluster with approx. 20 complex and a couple of simpler millefiori canes. Set on an opaque pale-green ground the white/red internal daisy canes and pairs of amber/white corrugated canes in the continuous garland are separated by red/yellow latticinio twists.Flat, fire-polished base with a lightly-ground button pontil....

    £ 270.00
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