Here are some beautiful white wine glasses in Waterford's classic Donegal pattern. The bowl is cross cut and supported by a ball stem with the base cut in a star pattern.
Dimensions: Approximately 11.5 cm (4 ½ in) tall.
Signature: "Waterford" mark on most of these glasses
Condition: Very good. No chips, cracks, or repairs.
Reference: Crystal Stemware Identification Guide by Page and Frederiksen, page 323.
Note: We sell our crystal tableware by the piece. This allows our buyers to complete a specific setting or to create their own settings. Discounts are available on orders of more than 1 item.
A Note About the Manufacturer:
Waterford Crystal traces its roots to Waterford, Ireland in 1873 when businessmen George and William Penrose founded the Waterford Glass House and began to make crystal in "as fine a quality as any in Europe in the most elegant style." The Penroses knew the secret of mingling minerals and glass to create crystal with beauty and mystery. When tapped it sang sweetly. When touched, it felt warm and soft – yet it possessed strength and durability. And, most of all, the crystal shone with a romantic, silvery brilliance. Patience, skill and artistry had forged a triumph: Waterford Crystal.
Waterford Crystal's acclaim grew. At London's great Exhibition in 1851, Waterford won several gold medals and worldwide recognition. In that same year, however, just as Waterford's art was reaching its full bloom, the financial climate and heavy excise duties forced its factory to close.
Waterford Crystal's great tradition lay dormant for a hundred years. But when Irish independence rekindled a passion for he Irish arts in the 1940s and 1950s, a group of businessmen resolved to bring back to life the legacy that had made Waterford synonymous with the finest crystal in the world.
Waterford Crystal today has very strong links with its illustrious predecessor. There is the same dedication to the purity of color, to the same design inspiration and to the same pursuit of highest quality levels possible. The traditional cutting patterns made famous by the artisans of Waterford became the design basis for the growing product range of the new company.
In 1986, Waterford merged with world-respected Wedgwood, maker of fine bone china, to create the Waterford Wedgwood Group. Waterford has since launched new divisions and ventures. Around the world, Waterford Wedgwood, plc, which is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is represented in more than 80 countries, has a work force of approximately 9,000 employees, and offers its customers one of the world's most extensive product ranges in the market.
Waterford Crystal has become almost a synonym for the finest quality crystal sought after by collectors and connoisseurs around the world. Each piece of Waterford can be recognized by the signature on the base with the word "Waterford", the name of the finest crystal in the world.
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