1981 Pairpoint Glass Cup Plate, The Rotch House Gazebo, New Bedford, Clear, Box
Current price $7.45
Listing type Fixed Price Item
Location New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 US
Quantity sold 0
Quantity available 1
Seller rodojo (1782)
Seller rating 100% positive feedback
THE ROTCH GAZEBO
FIRST IN A SERIES OF HISTORIC NEW BEDFORD LANDMARKS
NEW BEDFORD PRESERVATION SOCIETY
CENTRE STREET FESTIVAL
PAIRPOINT GLASS COMPANY
Up for auction is a vintage 1981 crystal glass cup plate, with an individually hand-pressed image of The Rotch House Gazebo in the center. The diameter of the round, clear crystal cup plate measures approximately 3.5 inches across. This is an official New Bedford Preservation Society Centre Street Summer Festival cup plate, of a limited edition of 5000 plates, and is the first in a series of historic New Bedford landmarks. It was designed by New Bedford artist Michael R. Berger, and inspired by the gazebo which marks the center of the elaborate formal gardens located on the William Rotch Jr. estate on County Street, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The collectible piece was made by the Pairpoint Glass Company, in Sagamore, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Included with the cup plate is the original Pairpoint Glass Company sticker; the original informational card, printed on off-white card stock; and the original card board box packaging with cotton batting.
Cup plates were widely used in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Hot tea was served in handleless cups and poured into saucers to cool. Tea was drunk from the saucer while the cup was place on a cup plate to protect the table.
The cup plate is in virtually mint condition, with no cracks, chips, scratches, stains, discoloration, repairs nor any other damage that I can detect. The box is in near mint condition as well. However, the informational card may have some slight warping to the card stock.
At this time I am selling a large collection of similar Pairpoint Glass Company Cup Plates, and will combine shipping for multiple purchases. The cost of shipping for the first cup plate is $3.95, and then only $1.45 for each additional cup plate purchased and mailed at the same time.
Terms: All sales final. Paypal only. I will ship USPS mail. The listed shipping and handling charges are for the continental United States only. All others must wait for a revised invoice with additional charges for air mail service.
Thank you for looking. If you have any questions or would like additional information or pictures, please e-mail me as I would be happy to provide additional details. Please note that all items being sold come from a smoke-free and pet-free home. I am not a professional dealer, and am simply downsizing after years of collecting. I try very hard to accurately list and describe the condition of each item that I sell, and can appreciate the frustration of receiving an item that is not as described. Being human, I will occasionally make a mistake, and may miss a flaw or imperfection that would leave one dissatisfied with their purchase. If this occurs, and you feel that the item you receive is not as described, please contact me immediately. My goal is that each individual who buys from me is happy with their purchase.
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