Ysart glass

above: paperweight
by Paul Ysart

Angela's new book
on Pirelli Glass
has a chapter on
Vasart paperweights
and the link between
Vasart & Pirelli.

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Ysart Glass - from
The Glass Encyclopedia

A short explanation of Ysart Glass:
Ysart Glass was made by a family of Spanish immigrants to Scotland, led by their father, Salvador Ysart, between 1924 and 1979 (when Paul Ysart retired). There are three types of Ysart glass, namely Monart, Vasart, and the Ysart paperweights.

Monart glass (1924-61) was made by the whole family at the Moncreiff Glassworks, Perth in Scotland. Vasart glass (1946-1980's) was made by Vincent, Augustine, and Salvador Ysart (the name is made up from their initials) who formed their own company for this purpose. This company (called initially Ysart Brothers Glass, then Vasart Glass, and later Strathearn Glass) continued to produce Ysart-style glass long after the last Ysart left the company. All the family made paperweights, the most famous being made by Paul Ysart (about mid 1930's - 1979), first at Moncrieff glassworks and later (from 1963-1970) at Caithness Glass. After he retired from Caithness Paul Ysart opened his own specialist paperweight studio, Paul Ysart Glass, which continued until 1982 (three years after Paul himself retired).

Stuart Drysdale, who had worked with the Ysarts at Vasart Glass and later when that company became Strathearn Glass, left in 1968 to form Perthshire Paperweights where his team continue making Ysart-style paperweights.

If you would like more information on Ysart glass, go to our page on Monart glass (click here) and our page on Vasart glass (click here). There is an excellent book called Ysart Glass (Volo Press 1990) but it is out of print, well worth buying if you can find a second-hand copy. If you are interested in paperweights, go to our page Paperweights (click here).

If you want to buy Ysart glass, keep an eye on what is for sale on ebay - click Ysart Glass

References and Sources:

Here are some books on glass that include information relevant to Ysart glass. Click on any book cover to read more about that book.
Paul Ysart paperweights 2009 Ysart Glass Scottish  paperweights book 1999 British Glass Book 2 GB Paperweights book 2007 World Paperweights book 2001 Brackel Paperweights book 2000 Perthshire paperweights 1997 All About Paperweights book 1992 Pirelli Glass Book 2016 Encyclopedia of Caithness Paperweights, Nowson 2011 20th Century glass book

Or make your own search of Amazon.co.uk

It is always interesting to see what Ysart glass there is on eBay. Take a look often to be sure you don't miss something. Click Ysart Glass

The first part of a Trilogy on three London Lampworkers covers Pirelli, Bimini, and Komaromy. If you are interested in Pirelli glass you are sure to enjoy this one. It is available as a paperback book or as a downloadable Kindle.

INFORMATION about the Pirelli-Vasart Link!
Angela's new book on Pirelli Glass has a whole chapter on the links between Pirelli Glass and the Ysart family, in particular with Vasart glass. Pirelli formed a partnership with Vasart and used their paperweights in all kinds of items from door handles to automatic cork-screws. Whilst Paul Ysart was working at Caithness his brother Vincent was collaborating with Pirelli.

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