DCP04864VP Corkscrew... Vasart paperweight corkscrew with two concentric cane rows around a center cane set on a bright blue ground, 4.55" (overall length) x 1.5" (diameter of pwt) and 3.0 ozs. I would note here that the blue ground on this barware item is identical to the blue ground on the previous 1959 dated bottle opener (#4863), bought at the same time and while this corkscrew is not dated there is a good chance that it is also circa 1959. No label. circa 1956/59 to 1964. acquired 08-22-09. - Richard More (strathearn)'s Photos
These are some of the Barware items that were made from 1946 to 1964 by Salvador Ysart and sons Augustine and Vincent under the company name Ysart Bros Glass (Vasart) from 1946 to 1956 and then formally as Vasart from 1956 to 1964. As far as I am aware there is no written descriptions of the various Ysart/Vasart paperweights or paperweight related items. Suffice to say that under the Strathearn name the same lines of paperweights made during these Ysart/Vasart years continued with only a few exceptions. It is also apparent that a lot less variety of paperweights and paperweight related items were made during the Ysart/Vasart years than during the Strathearn years. I have set up this Barware album (and subsequent Ysart/Vasart albums) showing what I feel are the earlier Ysart Bros Glass items first then blending into the Vasart items. The position of some of these items shown may change in the future as my research on cane identification makes progress. If anyone viewing these albums has any older Ysart/Vasart pwts especially those with the name Vasart or Made In Scotland acid etched on the base (which would be from the 1946 to 1955 period) and/or Pirelli black and silver paper labels (which generally specify the years 1956 to 1959) and would like to have your weight posted here please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of what I'd like to work with. Please note that I am using the designation YVP (Ysart/Vasart Paperweight for those items I feel are circa 1946 to 1959) and VP (Vasart Paperweight for those items I feel are circa 1956 to 1964) and I am also using the same number designation that Strathearn used...for example a Strathearn large spoke or cartwheel weight was designated as P7 so a large Ysart/Vasart spoke weight would be a YVP7 and a large Vasart spoke weight would be a VP7. Note: I would draw your attention to my Bottle Opener #4863 in this gallery which actually has the date 1959 stamped into the shank metal.