Elegant inverted baluster-form Monart Art Glass vase c1930. Body is of stippled sky blue (rare) in a clear ground with contrasting black and gold aventurine inclusions to its shoulder and rim. Monart shape HF, size VI. Ground pontil mark to its base. The vase is 22.5 cm in height. As is typical of Monart glass, the vase is unsigned.
This vase is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks or scratches. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
The product of an unlikely collaboration between the Spaniard Salvador Ysart and Isobel Moncrieff at an industrial glassworks in Perth, this distinctive 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. Unlike post-War Ysart that typically carries an acid-etched signature, very few pieces of Monart glass were ever signed. The major difference between the pre-War Monart glass and that of the post-War Yasart era is in the range of production colours and a wider range of shapes. Typically, Yasart reflected the more muted tastes of the 1940s and 50s with softer pastel shades.
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