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Offline ian.macky

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Pronounce 'Ysart'? How many mice & cheese paperweights?
« on: April 06, 2005, 02:13:25 AM »
1. How do you pronounce 'Ysart'?  I can find no mention of this anywhere, but it's the first question that comes to mind.  Neither ysartglass.com nor this forum seems to have the answer.  ISS-art?

2. How many mice & cheese PY paperweights are there?  1, 10, 100?   I don't collect paperweights, but his weights are so good it's hard to resist.  Always liked the M&C ones.  Saw one on eBay sell for ~$600 if I recall correctly.

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Re: Pronounce 'Ysart'? How many mice & cheese paperweig
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005, 04:40:22 AM »
Quote from: "ian.macky"
1. How do you pronounce 'Ysart'?  I can find no mention of this anywhere, but it's the first question that comes to mind.  Neither ysartglass.com nor this forum seems to have the answer.  ISS-art?
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Ian, I asked Frank this some time ago and his reply elsewhere in this forum was:
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The correct pronunciation is ees-art. The family name was originally Isart and got changed by the British immigration to Ysart on arrival in the UK. All of their christian names were anglicized too!


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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2005, 06:26:59 AM »
There are 3 types, 1 mouse, 2 and 3 mice. According to John Simmonds book  840 were made of the two mice design but gives no figures for the other designs.

They are one of my favourites too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2005, 03:51:01 PM »
Frank, Anne, forgot to say thanks: "thanks!"

I re-tried the search the found the old pronunciation information this time, don't know how I missed it, so much for computer literacy :oops:

840 mice & cheese!  Well well, there's hope for me yet then.

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2005, 08:55:57 PM »
I have now relocated something that might come as a shock to some folk.

In a Larry Selman online auction, Spring 2002, a single White Mouse with two lumps of Cheese, in a dome of just under 2 3/4 inches diameter, had a sale estimate of $2,500 - 3,500  :!:

The price realised was: $5,225  :shock:  :shock:
http://www.lhselmanltd.com/auc27/34.html (Lot 172)

It is thought that the extremely high price was a result of two bidders fighting for it without "normal" consideration of usual prices. But even the original estimate was high, in my opinion.

Nevertheless, Paul Ysart's White Mice weights do now take high money, but perhpas reality is beginning to set in again. But the $600 quoted for an example on eBay seems a snip - I don't recall seeing that one - and I wonder what its condition was?
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2005, 10:02:54 PM »
Never shocked by prices at Selman auctions.

A belated thanks to Anne and Thanks to Ian for the prod  :oops:

I now added pronunciation to the front page
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2005, 01:16:34 AM »
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But the $600 quoted for an example on eBay seems a snip - I don't recall seeing that one - and I wonder what its condition was?

My recollection is that it was in good condition with no particular problems;  the price seemed low given my brief experience in watching other PY weights.  I regret not taking a poke at it.  Those fish weights are pretty fantastic too.  I should probably just not look anymore, they're too nice.

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005, 08:29:07 AM »
The 3D fish are quite stunning but my particular favourite is the snake with a solid red center surrounded by a white spiral. Parkington was getting some Monart from a US auction and asked me if I wanted something from the sale - I ordered the snake weight (plate 166).
(http://www.ysartglass.com/PaulYsart/Images/P2012.jpg) Better image will replace this one soon.

This got him looking at the weights in the sale. a few days later I got a call from Michael profusely apologetic. It had arrived and he had fallen in love with it.

The other great has to be the ugly ducklings on a pond, a parody of the antique French swans on a lake weights.
(http://www.ysartglass.com/PaulYsart/Images/P2007.jpg)
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