Absolutely Genuine Waterford Irish Crystal. THIS WOULD MAKE AN AMAZING WEDDING GIFT. This Waterford Irish Cut Crystal. Was created to celebrate Lismore's 60th anniversary and is HUGE and magnificent in every detail, and would make a wonderful addition to your collection and home decor.This vase is hand crafted and an excellent example of the masterful. The vase shows several Waterford patterns that the craftsman has mastered. The etching on the bottom of the bowl reads.
Is very large and heavy measuring 14 inches high, and is cut with several Waterford crystal patterns covering the rim, sides and the bottom. It will be a beautiful centerpiece on your table or as a fine antique.
Original Box and Original Packaging. Box is in very good but not perfect condition. PAINSTAKINGLY HAND CUT, JUST AS IT WAS 200 YEARS AGO.
BEHIND EACH PIECE IS THE STORY OF A YOUNG MAN'S DEDICATION. IN TODAY'S WORLD, IT MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR US TO IMAGINE A YOUNG MAN OF 16 EMBARKING UPON HIS LIFE'S WORK, ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT WORK REQUIRES A FIVE YEAR APPRENTICESHIP. BUT TO BE SELECTED AS A. APPRENTICE IS TO BE AWARDED A POSITION SO PRIZED THAT OFTEN AS MANY AS ONE THOUSAND APPLY-FROM WHICH AS FEW AS 25 ARE CHOSEN. THUS BEGINS A PERIOD OF TRAINING THAT DEMANDS INTENSE CONCENTRATION AND DEDICATION.
A PERIOD OF TESTING TO DETERMINE THE YOUNG MAN'S DESIRE TO MAKE A CAREER OF GLASS CUTTING. AND HIS ABILITY, IN THE EYES OF THE COMPANY, TO MEET WATERFORD STANDARDS. STARTING WITH THE SIMPLER PATTERNS AND PROGRESSING OT MORE DIFFICULT ONES, THE APPRENTICE LEARNS TO USE SIGHT AND FEEL TO DETERMINE THE POSITION, DEPTH, AND WIDTH OF EACH CUT. AT THE END OF THREE YEARS, AND AGAIN AT THE END OF HIS FOURTH YEAR, AS AN APPRENTICE CUTTER HE MUST CUT A BOWL ENTIRELY ON HIS OWN. THE ULTIMATE TEST COMES AT THE END OF HIS FIFTH YEAR WHEN HE IS REQUIRED TO CUT HIS APPRENTICE BOWL IN ORDER TO QUALIFY AS A WATERFORD CUTTER.
THIS IS AN EXAM LIKE NO OTHER. HIS "COPYBOOK" IS A BLANK CRYSTAL BOWL. HIS "TEST PERIOD" IS TWO DAYS. HE IS ONLY GIVEN THREE CHANCES TO CUT A PERFECT BOWL. IF HE SUCCEEDS IN CUTTING A PERFECT BOWL, IT IS HIS TO KEEP, INSCRIBED WITH HIS NAME BY THE MASTER CUTTER WHO HAS SERVED AS HIS MENTOR DURING HIS APPRENTICESHIP.COMPLETION OF THE APPRENTICE BOWL IS THE. OF ONE DREAM AND THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER. FOR DEEP WITHIN THE HEART OF EACH CUTTER LIES THE AMBITION TO ONE DAY BECOME A WATERFORD MASTER CUTTER, A RANK ATTAINED BY ONLY A SELECT FEW, AND THE LAST TEST FOR A WATERFORD CUTTER. PLEASE CHECK OUT MY PERFECT FEEDBACK RECORD OF 1900+ POSITIVE COMMENTS. The item "Waterford Crystal LISMORE 14 CATHEDRAL VASE NIB NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION" is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Waterford". The seller is "lindenhurst72" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.