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MONART MONCRIEFF Rare 1935 Red, Flame SWIRLING GOLD AVENTURINE LOZENGES BOWL -A1

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Seller: glenns469 (1,894) 100%, Location: Edgware, Middlesex, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 352179939453 Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 DESCRIPTION: for reference please see Millers Collectables - Judith Milelr and mark Hill - 2012 - 2103 - Pages 210 to 212 for a good range of Monart shapes and Page 211 for an example of a flame red footed vase.......Or Millers Collectables - 2014-2015 - Pages 207 and 2008 for another red, flame and gold example. Absolutely stunning arcing high sided bowl from the much acclaimed and prestigious Scottish factory of Monart in the city of Perth, Scotland, in magical shades of red, scarlet, umber, flame and coral. The piece is embellished with amazing swirling shoals of gold aventurine lozenges filled with shimmering aventurine particle inclusions. The high sided bowl starts with a large and generous outer circular polished band which serves as a solid base to which the piece rests. A fine central sunken moat or well surrounds the ubiquitous raised polished pontil of Monart wares. The factory was founded in1865 by John Moncrieff forming John Moncrieff Ltd which produced Monart glass made between the years 1924 - 39 by Salvador Ysart and his family. The tradename Monart is a derivative of both MONcrieff and ysART. Paul Ysart continued the business from 1947-61 whereas I date this piece to the early to the mid to late thirties but with all the Scottish glass experts out there - it may well be earlier. The piece was owned by my Grandmother whereby I remember her particularly coveting this rare red colouration. In the early part of the twentieth century red was an unstable colour which was technically difficult to produce, much less perfect. True reds and flame reds were produced in much smaller numbers which make them highly sought after by a virtual army of Monart enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world. Red however was not alone as a true black would also prove to be a colour that would take many decades to master. The bowl itself is made up of beautiful ethereal globules of coloured glass seemingly jostling for position. The effect is not dissimilar to frogs spawn whilst the colours have a certain milky, cloudy and ghostly quality. The piece's striking red globules graduate and merge into a sporadic collection of lighter shades of coral and cerise. The latter is harmonised and combined with darker more richly saturated shades of flame red and crimson. This sublime tapestry of colours across the red spectrum all revolve in an anti clockwise direction whereby a collection of circular and elongated swirling, tornado or hurricane like globules catch the eye in stronger light. The jostling globules often merge and congregate with one another whereby solitary elongated scarlet red lagoons of colour stand out from the crowd. The piece is blessed with high arcing side walls whereby this unusual feature displays slightly arcing and overhanging contours that seemingly embrace and protect the magical decorative elements within. The piece is decorated with a striking and contrasting collection of deep umber and toffee coloured globules that congregate around the bowls generous mouthrim. The latter have been suitably contained within a medium sized band of hues that perfectly contrasts with the vivid reds that abound. The piece has now been readied and shaped for its stunning and quite breathtaking swirling collection of gold aventurine lozenges that decorate the upper reaches of its mouthrim. Circular, oval and elongated lozenges of gold aventurine are all filled with thousands upon thousands of minute glimmering and shimmering gold aventurine particle inclusions. This stunning decorative feature takes the piece onto a completely higher level of artistry and technical excellence. Alas I must apologise as it proved very difficult to produce an adequate photograph that amply conveys the stunning beauty of the piece, when viewed in the flesh. The bowls exquisite tapestry of elongated aventurine particles glisten in both natural and unnatural light and create in themselves a certain sense of breathtaking opulence. The piece can equally be described as being breathtaking, exotic, opulent and magical whereby strong light imbues the piece with an extra set of quite stunning decorative elements. The piece is pure theatre whereby the artists love and close attention to detail is very much in evidence. The undoubted striking beauty of Monart wares and this piece in particular is a lasting testament to the innovative flair and artistry of Scottish glass in general. Scottish paperweights from Caithness, Selkirk and Strathearn and Perthshire are now known and acclaimed to a worldwide collecting fraternity eager to add to their much loved collections. Monart wares are deservedly receiving the highest acclaim for their stunning beauty which in so many factories across the world has only rarely been equalled. The city of Perth and indeed the whole of Scotland can be ( and is ) deservedly proud of its lasting traditions of exceptional glassware. To this end John Moncrieff, the Ysarts and Monart are truly......truly - the Godfathers of Scottish glass traditions of quality, design artistry, innovation & technical mastery. CONDITION – SIZE – WEIGHT The condition of the sumptuously decorated high sided bowl incorporating a small overhanging mouthrim is A1 perfect with no chips, dents, cracks, abrasions, nibbles or any other damage at all . Indeed the bowl has never been used as it formed part of my Grandmothers collection whereby I believe we have more somewhere but have not yet unearthed them. The piece weighs 242gms & measures 5.15 " ( 13 cms ) in diameter. The generous circular highly polished base to which the piece rests displays an array of small and light surface scratches commensurate with the piece's age and limited display only usage. The latter surrounds a small central sunken ' moat ' like feature which itself surrounds Monart's slightly raised disc like central pontil. The moat is also pristine whereby the raised central disc has a few tiny and light surface scratches.NB: Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Condition: The stunning and sumptuously decorated Monart Moncrieff high sided bowl embellished with a tapestry of elongated gold aventurine lozenges is in a perfect condition with no damage at all to speak of. The piece is rare as red examples were technically difficult to perfect and therefore produced in smaller numbers. Please see the full condition report below., Brand: Monart Moncrieff, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Colour: Red, Gold, Flame Red and Umber, Object Type: Fold Over Bowl, Type of Glass: Hand Blown, Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown Gold Aventurine, Features: Date

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