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Offline BJB

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Paul Ysart. Highland Paperweights Scotland
« on: July 16, 2005, 08:16:56 PM »
I have been offered this paperweight, and wanted some expert advice, as there is so much faked by this man.

This one has the remains of a paper label on the base which is white and has green writing. " Highland Paperweights Scotland Paul Ysart" around the edge and "Halequin" across the middle.

From what I could see the base has been polished flat, and it measures about 2.5" tall.

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At £375 is this a bargain, and should I seriously consider this one.

Barbara


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Paul Ysart. Highland Paperweights Scotland
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2005, 11:45:37 PM »
Hi Barbara,

The weight is a genuine Paul Ysart from the last years of his career (1977 - 1979). The label will have originally been large and circular.

Whether it is worth £375 is debatable, in my opinion. There is a similar weight currently on offer at Sweetbriar Gallery (http://www.sweetbriar.co.uk/weightlist.php?maker=Paul%20Ysart) - item
46576, with an asking price of £350.

The price of many Paul Ysart weights has risen again in the last couple of years, with some of the 1970s regular output previously obtainable at around £150 to £200 now going for nearer £300!!

However ... If you like it, and can afford it, go for it - but do make sure that it is in perfect condition, with absolutely no scratches, bruises or "flea bites" of any kind. If there are any imperfections, it's not worth the top price. Personally, I also think that a partial label, rather than a complete one, detracts from the value of pieces like this one, which, although always of good quality, are not even true "vintage", being a "mere" 26 to 28 years old.
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Paul Ysart. Highland Paperweights Scotland
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 03:07:16 PM »
Hi KevH,

Its because  shop sit a couple of days a week in a little Antique shop, people know that I like glass and so bring things in and expect me to buy them :shock:

The pieces I do like, and are expensive or I know nothing about, I ask about on here first, before parting with my money. Its amazing what utter codswallop I have been shown, its hard to be tactful sometimes :oops: And every one is convinced their item is worth a fortune, "cos its nearly the same as the one on the telly last week!!!"

Will ask the lady to bring it back in when I get back off holiday, and have a really good look at it with my eyeglass. May suggest if she wants that kind of money she would be better off putting it in Auction with a reserve on.

Barbara


 

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