Very unusual early Paul Ysart Paperweight in a six pointed star pattern. Starting with an orange/green millefiori cane in the center of the weight it is surrounded by 8 green canes with pink/orange centers that are complimentary colors as used in the canes of the star pattern.
Next is a row of 12 blue canes (notice the PY signature cane hiding in the row of these canes) then the weight takes on a star pattern made up of pink/orange colored canes. In between each point of the star is a lavender cane with a bright yellow center.The design is all resting on a cobalt blue translucent ground. The weight has a rough pontil on the base which is a common feature of many of Paul's weights. You can tell this is an early weight by the purple tint to the glass. I would guess that Paul made this paperweight in the 1930's. I do not know what that means but I think he was a collector or paperweight dealer in England.
The weight is 3 1/8" diameter and has a high dome of slightly over 2 1/2". It is in perfect condition.
Please let me know if you have any questions. The item "Important Rare Early signed Paul Ysart Star Pattern Millefiori Paperweight" is in sale since Sunday, March 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights\Vintage". The seller is "begoniakid" and is located in Austin, Texas.This item can be shipped worldwide.