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Author Topic: Rare Monart Paperweight - Thistle Design  (Read 1682 times)

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Offline SophieB

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Re: Rare Monart Paperweight
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2016, 08:46:09 AM »
Yes, Ysart weights with a thistle millefiori design are definitely interesting and I suspect a challenge to make (but not as rare your thistle in powdered glass ;D).

By the way nobody seems to have mentioned it here but Paul Ysart is known to have made thistle weights using the frit method during the Harland period. Colin Mahoney mentions them in his book 'Masterworks: the paperweights of Paul Ysart' at p. 116 and shows a picture of one with an H cane.

I do not know how rare these are but in nearly 10 years of collecting I have never seen one in the flesh.

SophieB

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Offline Regan

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Re: Rare Monart Paperweight
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2016, 09:58:57 PM »
The weight is approx 3.5 inches in diameter. Turns out my grandmother doesn't have scales so no idea to weight but it is a nice solid piece of glass. Condition is excellent with some wear to base but no damage. Really is a lovely thing.

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Re: Rare Monart Paperweight
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2016, 02:23:53 PM »
I think i've found my pic of the big white bowl you mentioned.  :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Rare Monart Paperweight
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2016, 07:28:44 AM »
Yes, Ysart weights with a thistle millefiori design are definitely interesting and I suspect a challenge to make (but not as rare your thistle in powdered glass ;D).

By the way nobody seems to have mentioned it here but Paul Ysart is known to have made thistle weights using the frit method during the Harland period. Colin Mahoney mentions them in his book 'Masterworks: the paperweights of Paul Ysart' at p. 116 and shows a picture of one with an H cane.

I do not know how rare these are but in nearly 10 years of collecting I have never seen one in the flesh.

SophieB

...found another one here:

http://www.ysartglass.com/PaulYsart/PYP2021.htm

Nr 2028, script signed by Paul! cheers e.m.
EJM

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Re: Rare Monart Paperweight
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2016, 03:55:34 PM »
Hah! I had forgotten about that one in the Ysartglass pages. !!
KevinH

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