:? Greetings from rainy California! I was so pleased to find this site and hope to learn much from the audience. I am in the process of inventorying a 250 piece paperweight collection belonging to a relative who is nearing 90 and not the best of historians. This wonderful man collected PW from all over the world, but had a special passion for Scottish maker's. I have about a twenty from the region and am currently tackling the Paul Ysart pieces.......going blind finding the cane markings, but they are there! One piece in particular is the focus of this posting. In my uncle's notes he indicated this one particular Ysart as being from the Montcreiff Period. He stated it was purchased in England in the early 1950's. (Forgive my ignorant discription) The PW has a three inch diameter (76mm), rough pontil, and a greyish hue to the glass. The PW has a rich emerald color with multiple small canes in the center, and rather large white ones on the outside rim. There are intertwined gold filigree rods separating large white and purplish large canes also on the outside row. The bottom shows obvious signs of use, though not damaged. I shall try and attach a photograph (have yet to master photographing PW!) in the hopes it will offer up more information to the trained eye. My question, I have enlisted the help of a "professional" locally and question his intentions regarding this particular piece. He was quick to offer $150.00, to which I turned him down, as I explained that all the pieces in this collection had been (supposedly) thoroughly researched and this one was of interest to my Uncle as being one of his favorite "early Ysart's". My interest is not in selling and this man seemed a bit too eager! I have done some research, but find it daunting to say the least. Any information or resources that would best serve me in identification would be appreciated..........I took a look at "KevH" website but still need more info.
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