Author Topic: Ysart Bros Paperweight  (Read 339 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline zidori

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 240
Ysart Bros Paperweight
« on: June 05, 2011, 09:39:37 AM »
I bought this recently for my collection, suspecting it to be Ysart Brothers. Now that it has been delivered, it looks even better than I had anticipated and has an interesting central cane. I cannot make out what the symbol is in the centre of the cane, or maybe it isn't anything specific and just part of the make-up of the cane. Can anyone please help?
Thanks in anticipation
Ronnie


Offline KevinH

  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 4461
    • England
Re: Ysart Bros Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 03:38:56 PM »
To know whether this is Ysart Brothers period or later, you would have to check it out with a short wave uv light. Ysart Brothers weights were soda-based and do not react as blue under short wave uv.

From the images I suspect this is a Vasart Ltd weight as it has a cleaner base finish. Ysart Brothers work mostly had rough grinding marks.

The centre of the central cane is just a distortion of what was probably an eight-point star pattern.
KevinH


 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com
This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand