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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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.
20 June 2014
The year 1737 was something of an annus horribilis for George II.
23 June 2014
English cameo glass was the star of the show at Woody Auction’s second dispersal from the collection of Dr Ernest and Karin Rieger held in Wichita, Kansas.
09 June 2014
While Sir John Soane’s labyrinthine central London treasure trove of a house is very well known, less familiar is his country home to the west of the city.
20 June 2014
Knocking others off their perch, Salisbury’s Woolley & Wallis improved upon their own auction record for Martin Brothers with the £75,000 sale of this bird jar to Gloucestershire British art pottery dealers AD Antiques.
06 June 2014
Was this the ring of the Tiger of Mysore, taken from his body when he was killed in battle?