Ysart glass

above: paperweight
by Paul Ysart




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Ysart Glass - from
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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).

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