Tuesday, May 7, 2013


This antique art glass lamp is signed both on the original bronze base and the original shade by one of the most famous American lamp maker's of the early 20th century, "Pairpoint"! It was made by Pairpoint in the early 1900s. They were known for their fabulous hand painted art glass lamp shades after they merged with Mount Washington Glassworks in the late 1800s, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This particular lamp shade measures approximately 14 inches in diameter. It has four large lobes with smaller rounded lobes within each. The original and rare tree trunk form base is stamped with the Pairpoint name and logo. It stands approximately 2 feet tall with the shade. This is a great size because it would fit really well in a living room, dining room or bedroom. This shade is expertly reverse painted with large flower heads and pretty leaves amidst overall decoration. It was definitely a luxury item for the rich at the time it was created. We have known and seen this lamp for years in a local home and have finally been able to acquire it! It is in very good condition with no cracks and no chips. Pairpoint lamps were contemporary to Tiffany lamps with their distinction being the famous puffy shades. This lamp is heirloom quality!

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