Unusually shaped Monart Art Deco glass bowl c1930s. Bowl of compressed circular form with inverted, three-point pulled rim giving a very striking form. Mottled orange and yellow cased in clear to body with gradation to bronze-brown at rim. Shape NE, size V. The bowl measures 21.5 cm in diameter and 10 cm in height. As is typical of Monart glass, the vase is unsigned.
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.