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Author Topic: ysart identification help requested. ID = PY Harland period (70s)  (Read 1601 times)

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Offline paul

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I have been told that the weight in these images is an unsigned Paul Ysart and I would like help to understand how this identification is made/confirmed. Also what is the likely date and potential value.
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help. Paul

(http://www.spindriftpages.co.uk/weights/ysart1s.jpg) (http://www.spindriftpages.co.uk/weights/ysart2s.jpg)

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Re: ysart identification help requested
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 04:58:51 PM »
This weight is one of many of that type produced in Paul Ysart's studio at Harland, Wick from c. 1971 to at least 1975.

I show one, on a yellow ground, in my page at:
http://www.btinternet.com/~kevh.glass/pages/catalog/py-flower.htm

I'm not sure whether these were continued beyond 1975, but there is an image of pages from a 1975 catalogue showing a similar weight on page 163 of the book Ysart Glass.

Many of Paul Ysart's weights from the 1970s were issued with just a label rather than having an "H" or "PY" cane.

Sorry, but I am unable to give a value - mainly because I really don't know. Prices asked / paid can vary quite a lot amongst regular dealers or eBay sellers.
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Re: ysart identification help requested
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 01:52:57 PM »
This is a very nice weight. Lovely colour.

As Kevin said, difficult to put a value on.  You really need to look at the dealers - of which there are many. One example is Bob Hall who has a few variations for sale at prices from £175 to £375.

I have seen similar go on ebay for anything between £150 and £250. 

Keep an eye on ebay and see what comes up. You'll soon get a handle on it.   

Martin
 
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Re: ysart identification help requested
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 02:37:08 PM »
Identification is generally made by reference to marked and labelled examples. In addition the canes used in paperweights can, to a certain extent, be attributed to particular makers. Colours used, techniques used, aspects of a design, finish and overall shape - all these and more contribute to understanding and identifying.
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Re: ysart identification help requested
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007, 03:51:32 PM »
thanks to all for your help/comments. Paul
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