More New Pairpoint Puffy ShadesBy Mark Chervenka
Four more shapes have been added to the line of new Pairpoint-style "Puffy" reverse painted shades. Wholesale prices for the shades shown here range from $165 to $195; price includes new pot metal base. All the new shades are being handpainted in China.
They can most easily be identified by a layer of thick white paint on the inside of almost every new shade. Original paint was fired in a oven; the new paint is not fired. New decorations frequently have very obvious large coarse brush strokes in the paint. Original paintings rarely show brush strokes unless done deliberately for a special effect. New blanks have internal flaws in the glass like bubbles and streaks.