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The Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society focuses on Mt. Washington Glassworks and its sucessors, the Pairpoint Companies who began manufacturing fine art glass in the mid-19th century. The Society promotes connoisseurship, study, research, history and preservation of the art glass wares made by Mt. Washington and Pairpoint.…


Publications

Wilson, Kenneth M. Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass: Encompassing the History of the Mt. Washington Glass Works and Its Successors, the Pairpoint Companies. Volume 1. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, with the assistance of Old Dartmouth Historical Society-New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art, 2005.

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Additional Resources

Read More about Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass

  • "American Art-Work in Silver: From the ArtJournal, 1875." Silver 25:4 (August 1992): 27-31.
  • Avila, George C. The Pairpoint Glass Story. New Bedford, MA: Reynolds-DeWalt Print., 1968.
  • Billings, Sean, and Johanna S. Billings. Peachblow Glass Collector's Identification & Price Guide. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2000.
  • Bourdon, D. "The Pairpoint Table-Lamp." American Heritage 42:2 (1991): 30-38.
  • Bryden, Robert, and Leonard Padgett. American Cut Glass of the Brilliant Period A Catalogue Reprint of the 1880's with Price List and Pattern Key. Clinton, MD: L.E. Padgett, 1976.
  • Felt, Tom. Gundersen Glass Works, 1939-1952; successor to the Pairpoint Corporation, including a brief history and reprint of the 1950 Gundersen Guild's Franchise Plan & Catalog Pages. Weston, WV: West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Ltd., 2006.
  • Frost, Marion and Sandra Frost. The Essence of Pairpoint Fine Glassware. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001.
  • Frost, Sandra, and Marion Frost. The Comprehensive Guide to Pairpoint Glass: Shapes and Patterns. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub, 2006.
  • Grover, Ray, and Lee Grover. Art Glass Nouveau. Rutland, VT: C. E. Tuttle Co., 1967.
  • Jenkins, Sarah. "Mt. Washington Glass Toothpick Holders," Antique Trader (Nov. 18, 1998). National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society Web Site.
  • Kulles, George N., and Jean Kusy-Kulles. Identifying Antique Paperweights: The Less Familiar. Santa Cruz, CA: Paperweight Press, 2002.
  • Lechner, Mildred, and Ralph Lechner. The World of Salt Shakers Antique & Art Glass Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1998.
  • Lee, Ruth Webb. Nineteenth-Century Art Glass. New York: M. Barrows, 1952.
  • Lund, Judith Navas. "Pairpoint Lamps from New Bedford, Massachusetts: Historical Background with Photographs of Antique Glassworks.": The Magazine Antiques 53:4 (April 1998): 592-601.
  • Malakoff, Edward, and Sheila Malakoff. Pairpoint Lamps. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1990.
  • Marcoux, William C. "Mount Washington Glass." The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles (April 2005).
  • May, Martin M. Great Art Glass Lamps: Tiffany, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint, and Handel. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 2003.
  • Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass Society. Newsletter. Available with membership to the Society.
  • Mt. Washington Glass Works Exhibit, Main Bld, Centennial Exhibition, 1876. Free Library of Philadelphia, Centennial Exhibition Digital Collection.
  • New Bedford Glass Museum. The Queen's Choice Burmese, 1885-1985, (Exhibition) August 17 - December 29, 1985. New Bedford, MA: New Bedford Glass Museum, 1985.
  • Padgett, Leonard E. Pairpoint Glass. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1979.
  • Pairpoint Glass Works. [Catalog] The Pairpoint Corporation, New Bedford, Mass. Edmund, OK: American Cut Glass Assn. in coop. with The Corning Museum of Glass, 1991.
  • Pairpoint Glass Works, Old Dartmouth Historical Society (New Bedford, Mass.), and New Bedford Whaling Museum. Pairpoint Lamp Catalog: Shade Shapes Ambero Through Panel. Foreword by Louis O. St. Aubin, Jr. Atlen, PA: Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 2001.
  • Pairpoint Glass Works, Old Dartmouth Historical Society (New Bedford, Mass.), and New Bedford Whaling Museum. Pairpoint Lamp Catalog: Shade Shapes Papillon Through Windsor & Related Material. Foreword by Louis O, St. Aubin, Jr. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001.
  • Pairpoint Manufacturing Co. Reprint of the 1894 Pairpoint Manufacturing Company Catalogue. Marietta, Ohio: Glass Press, 1997.
  • Reed, Robert. "The Beauty that was Burmese Glass." Antique Shoppe Newspaper (October 2005).
  • Revi, Albert Christian. Nineteenth Century Glass: Its Genesis and Development. New York: Nelson, 1959.
  • Sisk, Betty B. Mt. Washington Art Glass plus Webb Burmese, Identification & Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 2003.
  • Smith, Val, and Rob Smith, eds. Brilliant Cut Glass Catalogs: Pairpoint, Union Glass Co. Blanks (1907-1914). Leawood, KS: V-R Information Systems, 2005.
  • St. Aubin, Louis O. Pairpoint Lamps: A Collector's Guide. New Bedford, MA: Brookside Antiques, 1974.
  • Trinidad, A. A. Collectible Glass Bells of the World. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 2003.
  • Wilson, Kenneth M. Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass: Encompassing the History of the Mt. Washington Glass Works and Its Successors, the Pairpoint Companies. Volume 1. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, with the assistance of Old Dartmouth Historical Society-New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art, 2005.
  • Wilson, Kenneth M. New England Glass & Glassmaking. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1972.
  • Wordell, Barbara R. The Cup Plate Value Guide. 4th ed. Taunton, MA: B. R. Wordell, 1989.

Buy the Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass book

In 2005, the Antique Collectors' Club, with the assistance of Old Dartmouth Historical Society-New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art, along with the support of the MWPGS, published the definitive book on Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass: Kenneth Morley Wilson's Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass: Encompassing the History of the Mt. Washington Glass Works and Its Successors, the Pairpoint Companies.

The MWPGS has a limited number of books available for $89.00 per copy, including shipping. If you wish to order a copy, please send a check for $89.00 to:

Joseph Heyman
130 Indian Springs Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Please make your check payable to the Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society (MWPGS). Include your name, address and email contact information.

Membership Application

Download and fill out the membership application. Mail the application to

Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass Society
Mr. Harold March, Treasurer
10 Seminole Rd.
Canton, MA 02021