This is a very impressive and beautiful large cut glass dresser box with a hinged cover. This was produced Circa 1900 by the Pairpoint glass works. In 1880, the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company (named after its first superintendent, Thomas J. Pairpoint, who was considered one of the greatest silver designers in England and America) was established in New Bedford to supply Mt. Washington with attractive silver-plated metal mounts. The companies thrived and collaborated, and in 1894, merged under The Pairpoint Manufacturing Co. name. In 1900, the Company reorganized as The Pairpoint Corporation. This is a rare example from that period. The box has an exquisite design cut and engraved on the cover of a butterfly, tulip and floral & leaf motif. The hinge to the cover is in excellent condition and the cover closes tight. The cut glass box is in excellent condition with no damage. The silver plate rim is heavily tarnished which is commiserate with the age of the piece. We like to leave it with the natural patina, however it could be polished if you so chose. The bottom base of the box measures 7 1/2 inches in diameter by 4 inches tall and weighs 4 1/2 pounds. This is truly an exceptional piece produced by Pairpoint during an elegant bygone era.
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