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Author Topic: Ysart Glass in Perth Museum all locked up in the basement again.  (Read 406 times)

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Offline keith

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Re: Ysart Glass in Perth Museum all locked up in the basement again.
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 08:27:20 PM »
Sue, where in Brum is the display ? included 'Impressions' and 'Dark Crystal' pictures.  ;D

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Re: Ysart Glass in Perth Museum all locked up in the basement again.
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 09:59:50 PM »
oh yes, I've done that as well, especially when I'm crouching down trying to see what the pontil mark looks like through the bottom of the glass shelf  ;D - very embarrassing

The catalogue picture for the Dark Crystal is poor isn't it?  It looks a bit like a teal green colour to me.

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Re: Ysart Glass in Perth Museum all locked up in the basement again.
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 12:15:44 PM »
I'm afraid I don't know where it is, Keith. It's all hearsay. :)
You have the red and the white there, the ones we do know about.
This is the blue bit I found.
It does appear to be that Dark Crystal was only made in '86. I'll check on that though.
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Re: Ysart Glass in Perth Museum all locked up in the basement again.
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 12:23:27 PM »
I think you and I would make a strange pair in museums together, M.
Lumpy foreheads and dusty, bruised knees as we crawl around on the floor trying to see things properly from appropriate angles before we get carted off for going behind something we shouldn't have in complete innocence.  ;D
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Re: Ysart Glass in Perth Museum all locked up in the basement again.
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2017, 01:53:07 PM »
Your not on your own I do the same thing in museums, worse at art galleries I always stick my nose up to the canvas to look at the brush strokes, great blue piece, never seen one of those !  ;D

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Re: Ysart Glass in Perth Museum all locked up in the basement again.
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2017, 02:40:55 PM »
It has a fair few manufacturing flaws. I was actually surprised that it wasn't somehow marked as a second, but it came with the original box.
Even the base is not completely flat, but has an angle on it on one side.
I did wonder if it was a difficult colour to get to work properly, which might be the reason for the paucity of pieces?

I do sometimes get into trouble with paintings close up, if I try to point something out to M.
The guards are always worried I might accidentally touch it and descend upon me.
But if it's a tiny painting, and there are electrified ropes around it to keep you 6 feet away, it is very frustrating.

Scotland's glass website seems to be down at the moment, for checking the dates. :'(
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Ysart Glass in Perth Museum all locked up in the basement again.
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2017, 08:15:47 PM »
Hi Sue & all,
Long time away..... but I also noticed a few days ago that Scotlands glass is down, now Ysart glass is too  :'( (argghh.... much info on there not in the book) and so seem to be the rest of Frank's associated sites. Does anyone know why /  if it's temporary ?

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