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Ysart Glass Background – the people.
This page is intended to provide a single point of reference to the people related to Ysart Glass and its descendants; all other pages will be reviewed against this page. The list is copyleft protected to encourage sharing by researchers and writers.
In the following table the Ysart’s are listed chronologically followed by all the others in alphabetic order. Where a country is not specified for a location, then it is Scotland.
Birth – Death
The Ysart family in Chronological order
|Salvador Savate Isart
Name changed by UK immigration to Salvador Ysart.
|1878 – 1955||Born in Barcelona, Spain.
Worked at: ? Spain, ? France, Schneider, Leith Flint, A R Cochran, Moncrieff, Ysart Brothers Glass, Vasart.
Married (1) before 1903? Enriqueta Moreno. 1876–1932. Remarried 1934 (2) Annie Sturrock Miller (nee Ramsay) 1880–?
Children: Pablo, Agustin, Vicente, Antonio.
|Pablo Moreno Isart
Name changed by UK immigration to Paul Ysart.
|1904 – 1991||Born in Barcelona, Spain.
Worked at: Moncrieff’s apprenticeship c.1922. Paperweights from early 1930’s. Monart Glass late 1920’s to 1961. Scientific glassblowing. Caithness Glass. Own studio in Harland, Wick c1970. Paul Ysart Glass Limited. Highland Paperweights Ltd. Retired 1979.
Married 1922, Margaret Lowson 1902–19??
|Agustin Moreno Isart
Name changed by UK immigration to Augustine Ysart.
|1907 – 1956||Born in Barcelona, Spain.
Worked at: Apprenticeship (4 years?)
Monart Glass late c.1935 to 1945.
Married 1933, Jean Ann Miller 1911–199?
|Vicente Moreno Isart
Name changed by UK immigration to Vincent Ysart.
|1909 – 1971||Born in Barcelona, Spain.
Worked at: Apprenticeship Moncrieff’s, somewhere between 1924–33?; Monart Glass c.1937 to 1945. Scientific glassblowing. Ysart Brothers Glass. Vasart Glass Limited. Strathearn Glass Limited. GAFLAC filing job. Made acrylic paperweights in garden shed.
Married Catherine ? 19??,
|Antonio Moreno Isart
Name changed by UK immigration to Antoine Ysart.
|1911 – Dec 6, 1942||Born in Lyons, France.
Worked at: Apprenticeship (4 years?) Monart Glass late c.1935 to 1945.
Died as result of a bicycle accident.
|Catherine Ysart||? – 199?||Wife of Vincent. Maiden name ??. Employed at Ysart Brothers Glass and Vasart, packing, signing and set–up of weight cane layouts.|
|Jean Ann Ysart||? – 199?||Wife of Augustine. Maiden name Miller. Employed at Ysart Brothers Glass and Vasart?|
Everyone else related to the glass in alphabetical order
|Boy, name unknown||? – ?||Worked at: Vasart 1946. Duties unknown. Appears in photograph in Ysart Glass page 33.|
|Jack Allan||c.1932 – 1996||Worked at: Vasart 1948–65, Strathearn 1965–?, Caithness 196?–196?, Perthshire Paperweights 1968–1978. Glassblower, designer, paperweight maker. Designed “Flowers in the Rain” for Caithness. Made “Witches Ball” one–off at Perthshire.
Married to Pat Allan.
|Pat Allan||? – ?||Worked at: Vasart, 1956 – ?? as finisher and paperweight assembler.
Married to Jack Allan.
|W. A. Aslett||19?? – 19??||Moncrieff Director (in 1947)|
|A. K. Bergius||19?? – 19??||Director of Strathearn Glass Ltd 1964 – 19??. Also Director of Teacher & Sons.
Initiated production of the Teacher’s Whisky bottle ashtray.
|Jesus Braso||? – 5/11/75||Born in Spain, recruited for Moncrieff’s by Salvador Ysart during 1930s.
Worked at: ? Spain, Moncrieff’s, Vasart (1963 special job during retirement.)
Family came from Spain with him.
|Graeme (or Graham?) Brown||? – ?||Managing Director Caithness Glass c1966–79. Helped PY set up studio c1970. Involved in William Manson, Kilwinning|
|John Deacons||1950 –||Strathearn, Perthshire Paperweights, Jay Glass, Home studio. Important paperweight maker, signature canes ‘J’, ‘JD’ & ‘STK’. Some glassware.|
|John Dickie||1885 – 19??||Master Glassmaker, 65 years at Moncrieff’s 1900–1965+?.|
|Joe Dickson||? – ?||Worked at: Vasart 1956. Grinder.|
|Herbert Dreier||1942 –||Born in Austria.
Worked at: Ober Glass, Austria. apprentice. 1960 Peill Butzler, Germany, glassblower. 1963 Caithness Glass, glassblower. 1965 Strathearn Glass, Master Craftsman. 1981 Stuart Crystal, 1997 Stuart & Sons, Plowden & Thompson 2001–present
|Stuart Drysdale||19?? – 1990||Lawyer. Helped Vincent Ysart to manage Vasart Glass Ltd. Director of Vasart, 1961. Director and setting up Strathearn Glass. Founder of Perthshire Paperweights. Partner, legal firm Colville and Drysdale of Crieff.|
|Brian John Dunlop||19?? – 198?||1968 Managing Director. Son of George Dunlop.|
|G. T. Dunlop||19?? – 19??||Director of Strathearn Glass Ltd 1964–?. Also Director of Wm. Teacher & Sons.|
|(Robert) George Dunlop||? – ?||Usually referred to as George Dunlop. Director of Pirelli, Vasart, Strathearn (Managing Director 1977?). Scientific glassmaker. Is there a connection with Isobel Moncrieff, nee Dunlop? The Dunlops were an important family in Scotland - but it is not an uncommon name.|
|William Michael Dunlop||194? – 19??||Glassmaker, Jig and Pattern maker Pirelli 1948.|
|Eric Eisner||c1930 – 2006||Chemist. Initially at Lemington Glass works starting as a laboratory assistent in 1943. Joined Moncrieff in 1953. Moncrieff’s factory Manager in 1962. Various posts up to Managing Director until taken over by British Optical in 1984. Then worked as a furniture dealer.|
|Frank Eisner BEM||c1895-1905 – ?||Father of Eric Eisner. British Empire Medal for glass tubing for radar in WWII while at Lemington Glass Company. Rumoured to have made weights at Moncrieff in the 1930s. But was working at Lemington c1930 to 1950, then Waterford, if at Moncrieffs in the 1950s is not known. Retired in the 1960s he did lay out weights on Saturdays with other glassworkers at Moncrieffs, most of these cracked as made from Monax or MS1 glass which was not suited to use with coloured glass.
Needs more research? See also: Scottish Paperweights by Bob Hall.
|Alasdair Gordon||1973 – 80||Trained under Helen Monroe-Turner graduating in 1957. Set up his own engraving studio at Strathearn.. Emigrated to Australia in 1980|
|David Gulland||19?? – ?||Selkirk Glass. c.1970 Caithness glass, engraver?|
|John Henry Hollingdale||19?? – 19??||Director Pirelli Glass, Scientific glassmaker.|
|Peter Holmes||1947 –||Caithness Glass: trainee 1963, Head of paperweight team. Assistant to Paul Ysart c1963– c1970. Made Caithness jewellery after Paul Ysart left to 1977. Established Selkirk Glass in 1977. Left Selkirk Glass in 200?|
|Philip Holmes||19?? –||Brother of Peter Holmes. Caithness Glass? Paperweight maker at Selkirk Glass.|
|David Hurry||1957 –||Apprentice Paperweight maker to Paul Ysart at Paul Ysart Glass Ltd 1975-1979 when moved to Norway.|
|Angus Hutchinson||19?? – ?||Perthshire Paperweights. Lampworker|
|Ron Hutchinson||19?? – ?||Sales Manager at Caithness Glass until 1977. Co–founder Selkirk Glass.|
|Albert Jolly||19? – 19?||Vasart Glassblower. (c. 1961)|
|John Kaye||19?? – 19??||Moncrieff Director 1942–?, son of T. Kaye.|
|T. Kaye||19?? – 1942||Moncrieff Director 19??–42|
|Harry Lever||? – ?||Worked at: Vasart. Duties unknown.|
|William Manson||1951 –||Leading Scottish paperweight maker. Signature cane ‘WM’. Apprenticed to Paul Ysart at Caithness to 1970 and Paul Ysart Paperweights c1970, assistant to Paul Ysart. At Caithness again, later producing work with his own canes. 1997 set up his own studio in Perth. ‘Manart’ glassware, a modern and original developement of the Ysart style. 2004 closed studio, now working with John Deacons|
|William Manson (Junior)||19?? –||Son of William Manson, received recognition c.2001 for his own paperweight work. Studio closed 2004.|
|Edward H. C. Maughan||19?? – 19??||Glassmaker, Pirelli 1948.|
|Colin Mayor||19?? –||Moncrieff from apprentice to director.
23 Jul 1962. Engineering apprentice.
Sept 70. Engineering Foreman.
Apr 71. Works Engineer.
Aug 73. Production Planner.
Feb 74. Production Manager.
Sept 75. Works Manager.
Apr 84. Technical Manager.
Dec 88. Partner in management buy–out, Technical Director.
June 92. Technical Manager after takeover and name change to Monax Glass Ltd.
Jan 96. Left Monax Glass when Glassmaking ceased.
2002 providing material and information to www.ysartglass.com.
|James McBeath||19?? –||Paperweight maker, Selkirk Glass. Bought Paul Ysart’s tools in 1980’s.|
|Peter McDougall||19?? – ?||Perthshire Paperweights. Glassmaker, paperweight maker.|
|David McGregor||19?? –||Paperweight maker. Caithness Glass, Selkirk Glass 1978.|
|Dave Moir||b.1939||Apprenticed at Vasart. Master Glassmaker and Head Glassblower Strathearn Glass. Now works part time with John Deacons. see Scotland's Glass article on him.|
|Andrew Moncrieff||19? – 19?||Vasart, Glassblower. (c. 1961)|
|Marianne Isobel Moncrieff (nee Dunlop)||1874 – 1961||Wife of John Moncrieff Jnr. involved in Monart marketing and design.
Friend of Mrs Graydon–Stannus.
Parents Matthew and Margaret Waters Dunlop
[Her brother was a Managing Director of Teachers Whisky, G.T. Dunlop? To be confirmed.]
|John Moncrieff (Senior)||1834 – 1899||Manager at John Todd & Sons, Ink Manufacturer. Founder of North British Glassworks. Vice–President of Perth Liberal Club. Member of Perth Town Council.|
|John H. E. Moncrieff (Junior)||1874 – 1950||Founder’s son. Chairman of Moncrieff until forced out by takeover in 1933|
|? Moncrieff (3)||18? – 1917||Moncrieff Works Manager. Nephew of John M. (Senior)|
|? Moncrieff (4)||? – 1942||Moncrieff office staff. Son of Moncrieff (3)|
|? Moncrieff (5)||? – 19?||Moncrieff Glassblower. Son of Moncrieff (3)|
|? Moncrieff (6)||? – 19?||Moncrieff Glassblower. Son of Moncrieff (3)|
|Nelly Reed||? – ?||Worked at: Vasart, 1956. Finisher and paperweight assembler.|
|Edward Robbins||19?? – 19??||Glassmaker, Pirelli 1948.|
|Allan Scott||1958 –||Lampworker, 1975 – 1979 Perthshire Paperweights,
Lampworker/designer 1979 – 1983 Jay Glass, ‘A’ cane used as signature
Lampwork designer 1983 – present (2006) Caithness Glass. Assistant Linda Campbell.
|Angus C. M. Sillars||19? – 19?||Strathearn Designer, Design Director. 1964–80|
|R. M. Teacher||19?? – 19??||Chairman of Strathearn Glass Ltd 1964–.
Also Chairman of Wm. Teacher & Sons Ltd.
|Colin Terris MBE||1937 – 2006||Received MBE for services to glass artistry.
Caithness Glass Engraver 1968. Designer 1970. Introduced innovation into paperweight design.
|Lord Thurso, Robin Sinclair||? – ?||Founder of Caithness Glass.|
|Franco Toffolo||1934 – 20??||Italian Maestro Glassmaker. Venini 1946-50. Left Italy c1965. Venetian Glass Company, Blackpool (UK) c1960-1980. Master glassmaker at Caithness glass until retiring to Crieff in 2002 some paperweights with initial cane FT. Now collaborating with John Deacons and producing occasional Ysart style glassware in John Deacons’ studio.|
|D. T. Turner||1??? – 19??||Moncrieff Director 1941–?|
|Jimmy Walker||19?? – 19??||Moncrieff, Chemist involved in Monart Cameo attempts during 1920’s.|
|Sheona Wilson||c1980 ??||Strathearn: Engraver continued Alasdair Gordon's studio after he emigrated.|
|Bob Wishart||? – ?||Worked at: Vasart 1946. Duties unknown.|
|Charles ‘Chic’ Young||1931 – ?||Moncrieff, Caithness, Strathearn Glass, Perthshire Paperweights. Glassblower retired.|
Edited by Mary Houston–Lambert
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