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Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: Cut Lamp with Silver Fittings

Cut Lamp with Silver Fittings by Mt. Washington Glass Company

Pairpoint Manufacturing Co.; Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
1880–1900
Glass, silver; blown, cut
Overall H: 52.8 cm, W: 29.1 cm, Diam (max): 20.4 cm
(2004.4.57)

The Mt. Washington Glass Company produced cut glass from the middle of the 19th century; its exhibit at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia was composed almost entirely of cut glass. The earliest Mt. Washington patterns were fairly simple, but by the 1890s, the glass being cut was quite ornate. Cut glass was extremely popular around the turn of the century as well. This lamp has silver fittings made by Pairpoint as well as glass cut by Mt. Washington.

Gift in part from Bill Johns.