Pairpoint Greek Key

4,875

Here for your consideration is a wonderful PAIRPOINT closed top GREEK KEY. The shade and base are properly signed and in excellent original condition . This lamp falls in the upper end puffy category . All hardware , spider shade support, everything all original.

Background and History

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.

The Pairpoint merger:
From circa 1895 to 1930, the newly formed company was best known for their blown glass shades in three types: blown out reversed painted shades, ribbed reverse painted scenic shades, and landscape shades. Cut glass lamps and lamps with metal overlay were also produced by Pairpoint during this period.