In its heyday during the 1930s Monart glass - Scotland's answer
to the French art glass movement - was celebrated for its vivid,
spiralling colours in the fashionable emporiums of London, New York
The product of an unlikely collaboration between the Spaniard
Salvador Ysart and Isobel Moncrieff at an industrial glassworks in
Perth, this distinctive cased glass was manufactured by family
members in two distinct phases from about 1922 until c.1961: first
under the name Monart at Moncrieff's and from 1946 at the Shore
Works as Ysart Brothers Glass.
Salvador's oldest son, Paul, developed an interest in
paperweights and became a key figure in the Scottish paperweight
by Roland Arkell
From the ATG Archive
03 June 2006
GIVING Scotland’s once-neglected art glass further standing in the saleroom, a good range of Monart and Ysasrt glass emerged at auction recently North of the Boarder.
04 October 2003
IAN Turner’s 142-lot collection of Monart sold by Christie’s South Kensington was the largest auction dispersal of this colourful Scottish art glass to date.
07 April 2008
A companion work to an August Bohm masterpiece has bought a house record to Gloucestershire firm Wotton Auction Rooms.
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27 October 2014
The Bodleian Library in Oxford has bought the personal archive of William Henry Fox Talbot, the British ‘founder of photography’, after a successful appeal.
13 October 2014
Mallett’s first major outing following the announcement of the Stanley Gibbons deal will be at Brian and Anna Haughton’s 26th International Fine Art & Antiques Show in New York from October 17-23.
23 October 2014
The Contemporary art auctions staged during London’s Frieze week showed no signs of letting up as the bidding took little account of the stockmarkets that were nosediving at the same time.
26 September 2014
Queues across Berkeley Square on the opening night augured well for the 2014 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, and there was certainly a buzz inside the giant marquee, along with evidence of early sales among the 100-plus dealers standing there.
20 October 2014
With some ten fairs, ten auctions and countless exhibitions, the jam-packed calendar of London’s Frieze week was as hectic as ever this year, all centred on the main event – the Frieze Art Fair staged in a vast marquee in Regents Park from October 15-18.
09 September 2014
This memorial design featuring a magnificent peacock resting on a bier and surrounded by myrtle leaves was painted by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones in 1886 following the tragic death of Laura Lyttelton, a friend of the artist who died a few days after giving birth to a son.