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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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Reference: YSA 04405
Colourful complex millefiori canes are encircled by groups of blue/white/green & amber/white millefiori canes separated by filigree twists enhanced with aventurine.  The design is set over a mauve jasper ground. Broad, flat basal rim; concave base with small, rough pontil.  Slight brow..
Reference: YSA 03859
Pink/yellow & ruby/pale-orange canes in the central set-up in this high-domed weight are encircled by a row of complex millefiori canes and an outer row of pale-blue canes & orange twists in translucent tubes. The design is set on an opaque cream-coloured ground. Fire-polished, concave base ..
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