Skip to main content

Waterford Crystal Lighting

Waterford (Ireland)
Waterford (Ireland)

Among glassware aficionados, the name Waterford has earned a place of eminence — both for antique crystal made by the original Irish company in the 18th and 19th centuries, and for new versions of the firm’s classic patterns produced after its rebirth in the 1940s. With either iteration, Waterford is a byword for traditional elegance.


Waterford crystal was born of a tax loophole. In 1783, business-minded brothers George and William Penrose founded the Waterford Glass House in southeastern Ireland because Irish glass was exempt from steep British import duties. The two wanted to make fine-quality wares and hired artisans from England, including master glassmaker John Hill. The factory’s flint glass — a precursor to lead crystal — soon won a clientele among British and continental aristocrats. One of Hill’s aesthetic innovations was to polish glassware after a pattern was cut, to buff off the resulting frosted surface. The look became a Waterford trademark. Through the fame of its wine goblets, claret jugs and decanters, the firm continued to win honors at the many industrial expositions of the early Victorian era. But over those years, higher and higher luxury excise taxes were placed on fine crystal. Waterford products became prohibitively expensive, and the company closed in 1851.


The brand’s renown was still intact when it was revived in 1947 by a Czech glass manufacturer named Charles Bacik, who moved to Ireland after the Communist takeover of his country. For centuries, the region now called the Czech Republic had been the great glassware center of Middle Europe — source of crystal to great Viennese glass design firms such as Lobmeyr and Bakalowits. So Bacik brought with him the master glassblower and designer Miroslav Havel. In Dublin, Havel studied the old Waterford style book archives kept in the National Museum. He used these classic patterns as the basis for new ones such as Lismore, with its crosshatching and flame-like vertical cuts, and Alana, with its heavily textured diamond cuts. Past and present are thus linked at Waterford. As you will see on 1stDibs, antique or recently made, Waterford crystal is the essence of refinement.

Applied Filters9 results
Creator:Waterford Crystal
9
to
Item Location
9
1
1
1
1
1
3
6
5
1
Height
to
Width
to
6
3
8
8
5
1
1
9
9
9
6
4
2
1
1
13
1,085
1,006
949
826
Pair of Waterford Crystal Avoca 10-Arm Chandeliers
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a stunning & matching pair of Waterford crystal Avoca 10-arm chandeliers. Both chandeliers in near mint condition. Both the same size shape and pattern, the rare ‘Avoca...
Category

20th Century Irish Baroque Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Chrome

Traditional Waterford Crystal Pineapple Style Large Table Lamp
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Classically beautiful traditional large crystal table lamp marked Waterford having an impressive pineapple motife base and silk shade. Lamp is 9" diameter.
Category

1990s North American Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Massive Custom Waterford Crystal Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Norwood, NJ
Massive custom Waterford Crystal chandelier. A large Waterford grand beaded and prismed ten-arm chandelier. Ten lights with five more interior lights with cut plume top crown underne...
Category

Late 20th Century Irish Regency Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Stamped "Waterford" Six-Light Art Deco Style Crystal Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Stamford, CT
Stamped "Waterford" six-light crystal chandelier in the Art Deco manner. This fine cut crystal chandelier by the finest of crystal makers is simply stunning in every manner imaginabl...
Category

Late 20th Century Art Deco Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Pair of Waterford Hollywood Regency Style Column Form Table Lamps
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Waterford Hollywood Regency style column form table lamps in the neoclassical manner. Each of these sleek and lean table lamps have brass framed crystal bases and upper frame...
Category

Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Exceptional Early 19th Century Waterford Crystal Eighteen-Light Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional early 19th century gilt bronze and Waterford crystal eighteen light chandelier An etched crown above a crystal string body leading to a beaded basket with drop crysta...
Category

Early 19th Century Irish Antique Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Pair of English Victorian Waterford Crystal Wall Sconces
By Waterford Crystal
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Victorian Waterford crystal 2-arm wall sconces with beaded swag. Replaced cut crystal frosted shades.
Category

19th Century English Victorian Antique Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Ruby Red Glass Signed Waterford Table Lamp
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Stamford, CT
Ruby red glass waterford table lamp. The center red vase signed Waterford mounted with chrome upper and lower supports.
Category

Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Art Glass

Mid-19th Century Irish Waterford Crystal Eight-Arm Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Atlanta, GA
Waterford crystal chandelier with eight (8) lights encased in etched crystal shades, spires, and drop prisms, Ireland mid-19th century.
Category

Mid-19th Century Irish Antique Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Related Items
Etched Hurricane Shade Crystal 5-Arm Chandelier
By Bohemia
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Arts and Crafts Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Irish Waterford Crystal Bowl Comeragh Pattern
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Late 20th Century Irish Modern Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Monumental Bronze and Floral Crystal Chandelier with Provenance
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Crystal

Art Deco Style Crystal Flush Mount Chandelier with Provenance
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

French Schneider Art Deco Chandelier
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Deco Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Art Glass, Chrome

19th Century French Bedroom Three-Branch Chandelier Pendant
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Brass, Blown Glass

19th Century Large French Ormolu and Alabaster Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Ormolu, Alabaster

Monumental Midcentury Art Deco Style Ballroom Chandelier with Provenance
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Brass, Crystal, Plastic

Monumental Midcentury Art Deco Style Ballroom Chandelier with Provenance
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Brass, Crystal, Plastic

Early 20th Century Bronze Chandelier and Wall Light Set
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Bronze

19th Century French Gilt Bronze Chandelier with Porcelain Flowers
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Porcelain, Ormolu

19th Century Dutch Baroque Brass Two-Tier 12 Branch Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Category

Mid-19th Century Dutch Baroque Revival Antique Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Brass

Previously Available Items
Pair of Waterford Crystal Signed Table Lamps with Stunning Custom Shades
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Waterford Crystal signed table lamps with stunning custom shades. Each standing on brass bases with brass caps and brass lampshade finials. Signed.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Waterford Crystal Lighting

Gorgeous Waterford Crystal Globe Table Lamp
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Lovely table lamp having a crystal globe shaped base with star motife and brass frame on the bottom. Base is 7 inches diameter.
Category

1950s English Vintage Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

  • Gorgeous Waterford Crystal Globe Table Lamp
  • Gorgeous Waterford Crystal Globe Table Lamp
  • Gorgeous Waterford Crystal Globe Table Lamp
  • Gorgeous Waterford Crystal Globe Table Lamp
H 22.5 in. W 13.75 in. D 13.75 in.
Hollywood Regency Style Waterford Brass & Crystal Single Light Wall Sconces Pair
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Hollywood Regency style Waterford brass and crystal single light wall sconces on brass back plates.
Category

Late 20th Century American Art Deco Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Brass

A Good Pair of Waterford Crystal Cylindrical-Form Lamps
By Waterford Crystal
Located in San Francisco, CA
A good pair of Waterford crystal cylindrical-form lamps; each of herring-bone incised crystal raised on gilt-metal bases; with foil label
Category

1960s Irish Vintage Waterford Crystal Lighting

Large Antique circa 1920s Era Waterford Crystal 8-Light Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous and very large antique Waterford cut crystal chandelier of the finest quality and very rare to find in such good condition. The chandelier dates to the 1920s.
Category

1920s Irish High Victorian Vintage Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Waterford Crystal Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Fairfax, VA
Elegant classic design six light crystal chandelier by Waterford. Measurement: width 26" minimum height fully installed 32"and all the chain included 45".
Category

1970s Irish Vintage Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Set of Four Waterford Sconces
By Waterford Crystal
Located in New York, NY
Set of sconces produced in Waterford crystal. Each piece features two carved arms attached to a cut crystal center. The scalloped faux candleholders are hung with faceted crystal dro...
Category

20th Century Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

  • Set of Four Waterford Sconces
  • Set of Four Waterford Sconces
  • Set of Four Waterford Sconces
  • Set of Four Waterford Sconces
H 7 in. W 12 in. D 6 in.
Waterford Crystal Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in New York, NY
Crystal chandelier by Waterford. Features cut crystal sphere and multiple scrolled crystal arms with faux candle sockets. Cascading crystal drops and beads dangle from each part of t...
Category

20th Century Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

Eight light Waterford crystal chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful leaded crystal pendants hanging from the eight armed light and center canopy. Waterford crystal originated in Waterford, Ireland. This can be seen at our 5 East 16th St. s...
Category

19th Century Irish Antique Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal

2 Irish Waterford Marlow Regency Cut Crystal, Gilt and Marble Table Lamps
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Big Flats, NY
Pair of Irish Waterford Marlow regency table lamps feature cut crystal font over reeded brass Corinthian column form pedestal and seated on black marble base supported by cast brass ...
Category

20th Century Irish Regency Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Marble, Brass

Irish Waterford Cut Crystal Ten-Light French Style Chandelier, circa 1960
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Big Flats, NY
Irish Waterford chandelier features chrome frame with diamond patterned cut crystal urn form body with ten S-scroll crystal arms terminating in candle lights, highlighted with hangin...
Category

20th Century Irish Waterford Crystal Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Chrome

Empire Style Waterford Crystal Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in London, GB
A five arm Waterford Crystal chandelier on a gilt brass frame. Early 20th century model.
Category

Early 20th Century Irish Empire Waterford Crystal Lighting