Strikingly coloured Monart Art Deco glass vase c1930s. Footed vase extending to a flared rim. Decorated in black and bronze aventurine mottling over a red mottled ground. Shape TB, size VI. Ground pontil mark to base. Retains part of the original paper label. The vase is 16.5 cm in height.
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.
Monart Art Deco Footed Vase in Red and Black with Bronze Aventurine c1930s
This vase is in excellent original condition commensurate with age. No chips, cracks or restoration. Extremely minimal signs of use. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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