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Offline ahremck

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Who made this Paperweight?
« on: December 30, 2010, 11:12:36 AM »
I apologize since I am certain I have asked for this identification previously - BUT I can't find out where or what the response was.

The central Cherry cane should ring bells for someone I hope.

Ross
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Re: Who made this Paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 04:47:50 PM »
I don't recall any previous question about this weight.

From the one photo, I would say that it was made pre-1955 in Scotland, possibly by Salvador Ysart and probably at the Ysart Brothers (Vasart) works. But some folk might suggest that it was made pre-war at Moncreiff's during the Monart period, and I could accept that - if there was any definite evidence to prove it.

The central "cherry" cane is one that is said to have been from Salvador Ysart's personal canes. (But even that is not as clear-cut as it might sound!)

What is the size of the weight, and can we please see a photo of the base and one showing the profile.

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Re: Who made this Paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 12:33:08 PM »
I hope you are correct Kev.  It would marvellous to have another Ysart weight - I already have a Paul Ysart H cane PY3009 Fountain.

I am very pressed for time as we are about to depart for NZ - where I intend to catch up with Angela B. and have a look at her collection.  So, what I will do, is wait till I am home at the end of January - dig out the weight - take somewhat better piccies, and BUMP this thread at that time.

Ross
I bamle all snileplg eorrrs on the Cpomuter Kyes.  They confuse my fingers !!!


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Re: Who made this Paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 08:23:31 AM »
Well, Kev, I found it more easily than I hoped.

Its diameter is 80mms and highest pooint is 50mms.

Ross
I bamle all snileplg eorrrs on the Cpomuter Kyes.  They confuse my fingers !!!


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Re: Who made this Paperweight?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 11:00:24 PM »
Thanks for the additional images.

The photo of the base clearly shows "pitting" (many indents towards the edge). This is consistent with other weights that I believe were made at the Ysart Bros (Vasart) works during the years 1946-1955/6, including a concentric millefiori with "Y" signature cane and a first period Vasart label used in those years.

Some weights that may have been made pre-war also have pitting to some degree and even some Paul Ysart 1930s weights can show this effect. But my personal view is that the majority were from the 1946-56 period (or up to circa 1954 if it was by Salvador - I have been told that he was not well enough in his final couple of years to make things, although he still goverened what went on).
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