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Large Vasart/Monart Blue Glass Bowl


Reference: 03189

Description: A large Vasart/Monart blue glass bowl. Monart glass was made at the Moncrieff glassworks in Scotland between 1924 and 1961 and Vasart glass was started in 1946. Pontil mark to base.

Dimensions: Diam: 30cm (12") H: 10cm (4")

Additional Information: Monart Glass was made at the Moncrieff glassworks in Scotland between 1924 and 1961, by Salvador Ysart, a Spanish glassworker, and his four sons. Salvador Ysart had worked at several French glassworks including the renowned Schneider company near Paris. In 1923/24 a range of art glass called Monart, believed to be combining the first part of Moncrieff with the second part of Ysart was developed by using colours Salvador had brought from France, Monart glass continued in production until 1939 when the Second World War disrupted glass production. Monart glass production was restarted in 1947 and continued for another 14 years, but on a much smaller scale than before the War. The colours were also paler after 1945 because fashion tastes had changed and also it was difficult to obtain the bold pre-war colours. In 1946 Salvador and two of his sons set up their own glassworks, originally called Ysart Brothers Glass but soon changed to Vasart Glass. They made a competing line of very similar glass to the Monart pieces they had made at Moncrieff Glassworks. The major difference between Monart and Vasart is in the range of production colour. The difference in colours between the two types of glass, while partly due to post-war supply problems, does indicate the changing artistic tastes evolving during the immediate post-war period. The strong, powerful and dramatic colour schemes popular in the homes of the 1930’s were being replaced by more delicate, softly muted colours, and much of the Vasart production reflects this change. Monart also added some pastel shades to their range during this period, but the colours were brighter and less subtle than the Vasart pastels.

Price: £68

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