This article presents an overview of the variety and imagination that was a major part of Paul Ysart's gift to glass working. A detailed study of the Ysart family and their influence on Scottish glassware is set down in the book "Ysart Glass" now sadly out of print and also in a new book "Scottish Paperweights" by Robert G. From the earliest days of his inspired recreation of an almost lost art form, through to the final production nearly 50 years later, Paul was always at the forefront of technique and design expertise. His first weights were made in the s and, apart from the war period from to , output continued until his final retirement in Evidence now indicates that Paul Ysart continued to make paperweights during the war period.
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Dating early Derby is slightly more difficult than the more modern Royal Crown Derby, but dating Derby porcelain is much easier than many of the early English porcelain factories. Marks on the bases of early soft paste Derby figures indicate the points where supports were used to prevent the porcelain sticking during the firing of the glaze. Large crown in red with large D below. Robert Bloor took control of the Derby factory in and immediately began to build a team of very fine painters. Later variation of the Bloor Derby Mark with crown in the centre. Derby also used incised marks on their early figures, consisting of N o and a number.
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Advice on what to look out for among these overlooked and frequently gorgeous treasures — from dancing devils to rogue air bubbles — according to our specialist Carleigh Queenth. Marvels of artistic skill and also affordable, paperweights soon became the ultimate desk accessory, bringing flowers and other natural subjects that perished in the winter into the home — there may not have been flowers in the garden, but they could still surround you as you wrote your letters. A Baccarat dated close millefiori weight, dated , initialed and dated on a single cane 'b '. Incredibly, everything inside the weight is also glass: the flowers, the salamanders, the insects — everything. When the rod is sliced, the pattern can be seen in the cross section.