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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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.
25 July 2014
The centrepiece of Anderson & Garland’s sale in Westerhope, near Newcastle, last month was the eclectic Walton Temple collection.
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.
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.
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.