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Author Topic: Ysart Brooch???  (Read 2853 times)

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Offline scimowser

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« on: October 20, 2005, 11:38:42 AM »
a good friend of mine told me this brooch is by Ysart, can anyone else confirm this? I recently purchased it from ebay on the basis of his recommendation

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 12:34:50 PM »
Hi scimowser,

The hallmarks on your brooch are for Edinburgh, 1971. Therefore the millefiori cane will have been one made by Paul Ysart.

However, strictly speaking, we should refer to the Brooch, as a whole, as being "Caithness Jewellery, designed by Colin Terris and containing an Ysart millefiori cane".

Further infomation can be found in Frank's ysartglass pages:
http://www.ysartglass.com/PaulYsart/PYP5over.htm
and also in Colin Terris's own site at:
http://glasswatch.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/

Frank (as well as others), while I am here, it may be worth noting that the ysartgalss info gives:
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Colin Terris designed a range of brooches and pendants inspired by traditional Scottish design and hired Lucia Polanski as a jewellery designer; she produced the rings, earrings and cufflinks designs.
But Colin's pages say:
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Lucia joined Caithness in 1970, and designed a Ring Collection which was very popular. Colin Terris concentrated on designing Pendants, Brooches, and Cufflinks.

Is there some confusion here, or is it the case that both Colin and Lucia both produced Cufflink designs?
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005, 12:55:30 PM »
cheers mate, you have been very helpful. I paid £30 for it, do you think that was too much?

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005, 01:27:14 PM »
For "values" or "payments", it's not what I think that counts. Do you think £30 was ok? If so, then it's ok.

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005, 05:00:18 PM »
well i really like the piece, but i dont know much about Ysart, Vasart etc etc. For all i know its worth a fiver! lol but im happy with the purchase, yes.

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005, 06:48:26 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Both statements are correct and both by Colin :)
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2006, 07:38:19 PM »
I have been going through my notes and material from Colin and the statement was "Lucia accepted the position of designer and set about creating a range of rings, earrings and cufflinks, whilst Colin designed brooches and pendants, based on traditional Scottish motifs." and this was in an old presentation of Colin's. So either his memory was wrong when he wrote the site or he just reversed when retyping - so easy to do!

Of course, he could have got it wrong in the earlier presentation and corrected for his website. So... next task is to track down Lucia.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2006, 04:44:49 PM »
:roll:  :roll:  :roll:

Just when something seems well understood ...

I know the feeling well. :D
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