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    Sale 5898

    Christie's Interiors

    6 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    AN AMERICAN GILT COPPER AND PAINTED BLOWN GLASS TABLE LAMP

    BY PAIRPOINT & CO, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN AMERICAN GILT COPPER AND PAINTED BLOWN GLASS TABLE LAMP
    BY PAIRPOINT & CO, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    WITH WHITE ENAMEL AND COLOURED PAINT ON THE REVERSE OF THE SHADE, THE GILT COPPER STEM WITH CAST MAKERS MARK
    25 IN. (64 CM.) HIGH OVERALL


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    THE PAIRPOINT MANUFACTURING COMPANY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1880 IN NEW BEDFORD, MA. PRODUCING COFFIN FITTINGS AND METALWORK, PAIRPOINT APPROACHED ITS NEIGHBOR, MT. WASHINGTON GLASSWORKS, ABOUT A POSSIBLE MERGER. COMBINING METALWORK AND GLASSWARE PRODUCTION IN 1894, THEIR MERGER CREATED LAMP AND LAMP ACCESSORIES INCLUDING THE WELL KNOWN PAIRPOINT LAMPS. FROM CIRCA 1895 TO 1930, THE NEWLY FORMED COMPANY WAS BEST KNOWN FOR THEIR BLOWN GLASS SHADES.

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