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Vintage Waterford Lismore Crystal Wine Glass, Germany, circa 1990s

$120

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Single luxe crystal wine glass from Waterford Crystal. The Lismore Collection is perhaps Waterford's most distinguished design featuring hand blown crystal with the pattern's signature diamond and wedge cuts. First introduced in the early 1950s, the now iconic Lismore pattern drew its inspiration and name from the Lismore Castle in Waterford, Ireland. This is a single wine glass perfect as a replacement or as an addition to your current Waterford set.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Diameter: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1995
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Great condition with little signs of wear.
  • Seller Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU911028607802

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    Ships From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    This item cannot be returned.

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Waterford Crystal

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.

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