Finally got there today... and despite my hopes that most of the Monart normally hidden away would be out, there was actually very little, but what there was, was beautifully displayed and lit.
But I was not disappointed in that my two favourite pieces of all time were finally out on display.
I had of course, managed to forget my camera - but not my uv torch..
My two favouritue bits have become even more wonderfully desirable and gorgeous - they both contain considerable amounts of uranium.
Michael tried to photograph them with his phone camera... but his attempts at "seeing" the glass through the thing were about as useless as his attempts to make a cup of drinkable coffee. Utterly hopeless, doomed before starting.
I've added a couple of pics if the pieces, with my UV torch applied through the glass at them.
The chalice came out ok, (an accident) the cylinder looks nothing
The O'Brion Caithess took up a cabinet or two I would have preferred to see being used for more of the Monart; tons of fabby stuff is still all shut away, it's glory hidden from view in acid free paper and cardboard boxes.
It's not as if folk don't know what Caithness Morvern or Canisbay decanters look like, you'd struggle to get £20 for one, they're in all the charity shops...