Getting back to this one again ...
Roger, could you please provide individual closeup photos of:
- a couple of examples of each of the two whole canes in the main rings
- whatever is possible for the whole central cane
- a straight-on view of the pontil scar showing all of the stress lines
I would like to be able to see the detail of the individual canes that make up each complex cane as well as more detail of the whole canes themselves.
One problem I have with this weight is the central cane which does not look typically "Ysart" to me. But with a clearer image it might reveal something.
And, on the point of whether any of the canes are specifically Salvador Ysart, Paul Ysart, Vasart etc., that is something which is difficult to assess, with only three canes to look at. The main problem is that it is now known that a number of canes can be found in the work from "both sides" of the Ysart family (i.e. Paul / Salvador-Vasart). This indicates that various canes (similar to the ones in this weight) were most likely made in the pre-war years and even if one or the other Ysarts actually made them, they were used more widely.