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Blair Clastle & Monart Glass

  • Judith Miller
  • 10 Sep 2010, 2:28 PM

Yesterday we were so lucky! I found out when I was talking to people at the Antiques Roadshow that we had missed some horrendous weather on the previous two days. We had a lovely day at Blair Castle and as usual met so many nice people. I say we, because Mark Hill was with me and he told me in the evening just what a good day he had had. "Of course Mark, you are in Scotland!"

This morning we took a quick trip into Perth to visit the Perth Museum and Art Gallery. I've been a collector of Monart glass for many years and it was delightful to see the museum's small collection that contained some unusual pieces. Monart Glass was manufactured from the early 1920s until the early 1960s at Moncrieff’s North British Glassworks in Perth by Salvador Ysart, a master glassmaker originally from Barcelona, Spain, and his four sons. I had my personal photographer (Mark!) take this picture alongside the exhibit.