The paperweights of Paul Ysart, from their initiation through to the present day, have been met with an enthusiasm only equaled by that of the artist in creating them. These weights of such consistent high quality craftsmanship must, at least in part, owe their success to Paul Ysart's obvious delight, innovation and devotion within this field of glass. In exploring the techniques and designs of the nineteenth century paperweight makers, rather than create technically perfect but artistically stale reproductions, his modern paperweights have revitalized and even redefined aspects of the craft. The world lost a truly wonderful artist when Mr. Ysart died.
This is an especially lovely weight. A blue-striped pink double clematis. with a millefiori center, green leaves, and stem, is centered over a white latticinio basket. Unpolished base. (There is glare from the flash. There is no damage or losses to this weight.
Signed: "PY" signature cane.
Diameter: 2 7/8"
Condition: Very Good to Excellent. Minimal display wear.
PRICE GUIDE: Fall 2005 Paperweight Price Guide L. H. Selman, Ltd. The Glass Gallery
Estimated $ 1,100.00 - $ 1,500.00.
Since we do not have a more recent Price Guide, we will use the high estimate without Buyer's Charges. This is a delicate and wonderful paperweight that may have appreciated in the last eight years.
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