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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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.
25 July 2014
The centrepiece of Anderson & Garland’s sale in Westerhope, near Newcastle, last month was the eclectic Walton Temple collection.
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.
25 July 2014
For some years now, Far Eastern buyers have been demonstrating their fascination with so-called ‘sing-songs’ – the elaborate 18th century automaton table clocks made for the Chinese market by paying ever-increasing sums to secure them.
12 August 2014
Two drawings of Old Testament subjects by the American-born portrait and history painter Benjamin West (1738-1820) proved the highlight of the latest sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Works on Paper at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ saleroom in Mayfair.
23 July 2014
A recent sale at Bamfords of Derby included two outstanding pieces of Chippendale period rococo furniture, both consigned by a local lady who had inherited them from her father.