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Author Topic: Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please  (Read 809 times)

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Offline MHJ02

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Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please
« on: March 17, 2009, 07:34:54 PM »
I bought this paperweight at auction, but as I live in France relied on photos.   There is no signature cane, but the canes look like Paul's work, the glass is tinted and the ground blue.

Thank you.

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Re: Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 05:04:06 AM »
Looks like Paul, but I am no authority on his.  I had to write, though, as one of my most dreaded photos are those that show a paperweight up-ended onto what appears to be a hard (and therefore scratch producing) surface.  Best to set it on a piece of soft fabric when taking pix of the bottom.

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Re: Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 12:06:48 AM »
I really like these 'close-packed' concentric paperweights. A design which Paul seems to have used from the 1930's onwards. Kevin Holt calls them central clusters and has a nice selection to compare to yours. You MUST check his website - its great!! Frank has a very nice selection of the Ysart catalogue pages too.

Definitely Pauls work - colouration seems to suggest closer to 1970's than the 1930's. 

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Re: Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 12:08:27 AM »
I think I saw this via the-saleroom website. Did you buy this from Goldings??

Should have bid!!!!

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Re: Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 09:11:11 AM »
Thank you for your responses.   I was pretty sure this was a PY weight.   I did buy it at auction - Gerrards Auction House - I was surprised at the price, much less than I'd anticipated.

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Mary

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Re: Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 09:13:02 PM »
spill the beans!!!

how much of a bargain??

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Re: Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 09:25:53 PM »
£170
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Re: Paul Ysart Paperweight ID Please
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2009, 01:37:13 AM »
I agree that this weight is more likely to be 1970s than 1930s. But it might also be 1960s!

Paul Ysart weights from the 1930s normally only had a flat polished base if there was no colour ground and the design would have allowed the pontil mark to show through. But there are some examples which go against that - such as his early magnum "Fountain" and Double- or Triple-Harelquin weights.

The only way I know to say for sure (as far as we can be sure, that is) is to check the weight under both long and shortwave UV.
KevinH

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