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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21 January 2016
The centrepiece of Sotheby’s April auction series in Hong Kong will be the collection of around 100 lots of Chinese porcelain spanning the Tang to Qing dynasties that was formed by the British collector Roger Pilkington.
02 October 2015
A Grand Tour cork model of the Temple of Zeus at Paestum has sold for £44,000 at Hampstead Auctions in north London.
30 November 2015
Penman Fairs will launch a new London event for 2016 called ‘Art, Antiques & Design’.
04 August 2015
Paperweights from makers such as Caithness, Mdina, Selkirk, Wedgwood and Whitefriars go under the hammer at auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester on August 7.
03 November 2015
As suggested by an inscription to the socle reading ‘Gallé, Expo 1900’, this ovoid pedestal vase offered by Hansons of Etwall in Derbyshire had been created in the studios of Emile Gallé (1846-1904) for the ‘Exposition Universelle de Paris’ in 1900.
29 June 2015
Art dealer David Carter has admitted intentionally selling fake paintings purporting to be by well-known Cornish artists. He has pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud at Truro crown court and may face jail.