Collecting Pairpoint Cup Plates

Collecting Pairpoint Cup Plates

If you're a collector of vintage glassware or a fan of historical objects, you've likely heard of Pairpoint Cup Plates. These small, delicate plates are a popular item among collectors, and they have a fascinating history.

Pairpoint Cup Plates were first produced by the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company in the early 19th century. The company was founded in 1837 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, by Thomas J. Pairpoint, and it quickly became known for its high-quality silver and glassware.

The Cup Plates themselves were designed to be used with small tea cups, and they were often used at social gatherings in the 19th century. Each plate featured a unique design, which was often hand-painted by skilled artisans. Some of the most popular designs included scenic landscapes, floral patterns, and portraits of historical figures.

One of the reasons that Pairpoint Cup Plates are so popular among collectors is that they look so beautiful in a window, with their colors popping through the light.

If you're interested in collecting Pairpoint Cup Plates, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you'll want to look for plates that are in good condition, with no cracks or chips. 

Check out the selection of Pairpoint Cup Plates at Duckwells. Sign up for the newsletter to learn when inventory is updated. Enjoy shopping for these lovely collectibles!