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I am researching our Little Compton RI church's communion

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I am researching our Little Compton RI church's communion cups. They are marked "Pairpoint Mfg. 1G4G" Pairpoint apparently was a highly regarded New Bedford MA company best known for their lamps, glass, silver and silver plate. Could you tell me more about our communion cups?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

You are quite right that Pairpoint was a very well-respected firm.

If you send me a photo of the marks, I can date your cups.

I can tell you also, whether your cups are plated or sterling.

I would also like to see a photo of a cup.

What else would you like to know?

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "attach file" or "add file" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

Kind regards,

If another professional enters our exchanges, feel free to tell them that you are working with me if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Doris, thanks for your quick response.
I will try to take a photo of the marks tomorrow and get back to you.
- Geoff Taylor ***@******.***
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I look forward to your replies.

There is no hurry.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.


Are you having trouble with photos?

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Doris, no trouble, just procrastinating getting over to the church. Looks like it will be Friday or Sunday at this point. The cups were given in two batches, we think, in 1960 and 1970. Some silver bowls and plates were given at the same time probably but I don't really care about them. I don't know what else I want to know about the cups, any interesting old thing.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.


Kind regards,