More New Pairpoint Puffy ShadesBy

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.

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Fig. 1 Shade blank molded with flowers and narrow panels, flower decoration. 15" diameter.

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Fig. 2 Shade blank molded with large panels and flowers, flower decoration. 15" diameter.

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Fig. 3 Dome shaped blank, dragonfly decoration, 13" diameter.

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Fig. 4 Flower molded blank, flower decoration, 16" diameter.

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