Lot # 131: Jacob Mazer/Pairpoint Silver Trophy Cup 1890's

Starting Bid: $50.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/7/2021 12:00 PM to
7/24/2021 8:00 PM

This is a large and hefty three-handled silver trophy was made by the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company in the late 1800's. It is engraved with "Jacob Mazer Cup Won By" on the front in a elegant font. The winner's name was never added to the trophy.

It measures 8 1/4" in diameter and and a little over 9 1/4" tall. There is a small, minor dent on the back side that is shown in the images.

The bottom of the trophy is stamped with the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company's logo, in addition to "Quadruple Plate" and "3399."

The Pairpoint Manufactiong company opened in 1880 and merged with Mt. Washinton in 1894.  The name was then changed to The Pairpoint Corporation in 1900.  This is according to the History of the Pairpoint manufacturing company as posted on the following web site.  http://www.pairpointlamp.com/history-of-pairpoint-manufacturing-corporation/

"...In no branch of industry in the United States have more rapid strides been made than in the manufacture of flat and hollow silver-plated ware. For many years European manufacturers had complete control of this market but now, through the energy, skill, and abitity of American manufacturers, silver-plated ware is produced in this country quite equal, if not superior, to the finest goods made abroad. A representative and progressive house in New Bedford is that of the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company, which was incorporated under the laws of the State in 1880, with a paid-up capital of $100,000....The works in New Bedford are spacious and admirably equipped with all the latest improved machinery, apparatus, and appliances necessary for the successful prosecution of this important industry. Three hundred experienced and skillful operatives are employed in the various departments and the machinery is driven by a powerful steam engine. Only artists of talent are employed in the department of design, which enables the company to produce articles in a style conforming to the highest rules of art. The stock possesses all the elements of real silver in beauty, finish, elegance, grace of form, reliability, and durability.  The flat and hollow silver-plated ware is everywhere recognized and appreciated by the trade in this country and abroad, and has no superior in the American or European markets, always commanding a ready sale owing to its intrinsic excellence and artistic finish."

Source: Leading Manufacturers and Merchants of Eastern Massachusetts: Historical and Descriptive Review of the Industrial Enterprises of Bristol, Plymouth, Norfolk, and Middlesex Counties - International Publishing Co. - 1887

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