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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  • £ 375.00 In Stock

    A lampwork double clematis with rounded, pink petals, encircling a millefiori stamen is set over a translucent olive-green ground.  The short curved stem bears 3 green leaves. The continuous border garland is composed of green/white/red & ochre/white/red complex millefiori canes. Signed with a green/white PY cane close to the bottom of the stem....

    £ 375.00
  • £ 250.00 In stock

    A low-domed weight with large - mainly complex - canes forming a border garland around a good assortment of approx. 40 cogs, florets etc in a wide range of colours over a translucent cranberry ground, which appears as black.The slightly concave, fire-polished base has a rough, unfinished pontil. The glass has a brownish-grey tint. Attributed to the...

    £ 250.00
  • £ 260.00 In Stock

    A high-domed patterned weight with yellow/pink canes & pale-orange/ruby canes set around a complex millefiori cane within a double garland over an opaque cream-coloured ground. The complex centre cane appears again as one of the alternating canes in the first row of the garland while the outer row is composed of semi-translucent tubes containing...

    £ 260.00
  • £ 170.00 In Stock

    Set against a semi-translucent mottled amethyst ground - appears as opaque black - is a sulphide of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns encircled by  blue & white composite millefiori canes. The weight is finished with a circular top facet and six side facets with six smaller facets between them.Flat polished base. Attributed to the 1960s...

    £ 170.00
  • £ 240.00 In Stock

    Set on a translucent olive-green ground, the patterned centre - composed of green, pink & white millefiori canes - is encircled by a continuous garland of white filigree spokes and blue & white composite canes.Flat, polished base with faint signs of wear. Attributed to the 1960s Caithness period.

    £ 240.00
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