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Ysart, Paul

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All the paperweights illustrated below have been sold.

This page shows examples from the great variety of designs made by this Master Paperweight Maker.

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Oval Loops (PY cane)
Reference: YSA 03856
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 b..
Rare PY-Signed Thistle
Reference: YSA 01689
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 Moncr..
Red/white Basket (Scratch-signed)
Reference: YSA 02055
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 dra..
Filigree Snake (PY Cane)
Reference: YSA 01034
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..
Miniature with Complex Centre (H cane)
Reference: YSA 03580
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.S..
Harland 1970s Miniature (H cane)
Reference: YSA 03869
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...
Garlanded 5-flower Bouquet (PY cane)
Reference: YSA 03995
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 g..
Rare 1963 Dated Bouquet
Reference: YSA 02782
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 ..
Garlanded Bouquet (PY Cane)
Reference: YSA 01690
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 (ap..
Large Bouquet (PY Cane)
Reference: YSA 02056
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 ..
Garlanded Bouquet
Reference: YSA X093
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, polishe..
Closepack Centre on Lavender (Monart Label)
Reference: YSA X155
A closepack centre - containing approx. 30 simple and complex millefiori canes - encircled by an 18-cane border - with only one repeat! Meticulously set on an opaque lavender ground - a colour the artist seldom used. Completing the pattern is a border garland with 14 filigree twists - set into the c..
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