When Sandy and I started collecting Pairpoint glass, our interest was limited to items made between World War I and World War II, a period we call the "Middle Period." The ending of World War I coincided with the public's waning interest in Pairpoint's Brilliant-era cut glass. Except for some items that were clearly transitional, we paid scant attention to the beautiful cut glass that came before. As we gathered research material for our books, and ultimately this website, we acquired almost 300 Pairpoint catalog pages highlighting cut glass. For almost twenty years, these catalog pages have been in our archives.
We regularly receive inquiries from visitors to our site to assist with identifications of items they have. Mostly, these inquiries are for Pairpoint items dating from the Middle Period. However, of late, we have been receiving messages from a number of collectors having to do with the earlier cut glass patterns. As much as we hate to turn people away, we tell them that Pairpoint's cut glass is outside of our focus....in other words, we know slim to none, and Slim left on the morning train to Yuma.
Then, the light bulb flashed brightly...we realized we don't have to know anything because we had the catalog pages that speak for themselves. By applying the technique we used for our books and website, we extracted from each catalog page every unique pattern in those 300 pages. We came up with a total of 274 individual patterns that we cropped, enlarged, enhanced, and tweeked so that collectors could see them in a large format...and, most unique of all, IN ONE PLACE!
So...Please visit the NEW Tab titled "Pairpoint Cut Glass Patterns" located at the bottom of the menu listings. Many of the patterns shown were included on numerous catalog pages; we had to select those that gave the best singular appearance in the photo gallery. If anyone requests a copy of other views of any patterns, we will attempt to accommodate them.
Marion and Sandra Frost
The Frost Collection
July 14, 2020