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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 20, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

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Waterford Crystal
Prestige Collection
Brand New
First Quality, Perfect
Certificate of Authenticity
Waterford Box
Retail Value ~ $ 800
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This grand 13 3/4-inch hurricane of shimmering Waterford 33%-lead crystal is a hand-cut masterpiece that would be a wonderful heirloom gift or addition to any collection. The Dublin Bay Lighthouse Hurricane is part of the Heritage collection by Waterford Crystal. This is a collection of timeless and beautiful pieces inspired by different places and periods in Irish History. Situated on the Northern-most point of Dublin Bay, the Bailey Lighthouse continues, to this day, to guide seafarers safely along the East coast of Ireland.
Designed by Martin Croke, this stunning Waterford Crystal hurricane celebrates the role this lighthouse has played in Ireland. The cut pattern immediately makes the connection with the structure and function of the lighthouse. The lantern, at the top, is represented by a sunburst pattern emanating from a concave olive cut, which in turn focuses the light of the candle, causing it to reflect and repeat itself around the piece. The Bailey Lighthouse is built from the stoutest stone, designed to endure all the elements the sea can throw at it. This is represented by the solid cross cut pattern beneath the lantern raising and supporting it, symbolizing the strength and perseverance innt in the lighthouse itself.
Meticulously handcrafted in Ireland by Waterford's world renowned crystal artisans, the hurricane is presented in a Waterford box , is indelibly acid-etched signed "Waterford" and bears the trademark green and gold Waterford seahorse sticker .The hurricane is also hand-signed with the word "Waterford" in script lettering , an additional mark of authenticity common to all Waterford Master Cutter's pieces.
The hurricane is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity , signed by the CEO of Waterford, certifying that it is a unique work of art created by a Waterford Master Cutter.
The Master Cutters
Collection by Waterford
Waterford cutters earn the rank of Master after eight long years learning the ancient methods of crystal making, not from manuals but from masters before them. Their 'graduation' is by no means certain. Only great skill and artistry is rewarded -- only a few attain their goal.
A master could not be expected to reproduce objects like a mindless machine. Thus, each piece of Waterford crystal is an original, a true work of art. Even so, Master Cutters are given leave to craft pieces outside normal production. These are all pieces created to satisfy the imagination or pursue an inspiration that will challenge these artists in crystal to the full extent of their unique abilities. Similar challenges have inspired artists for centuries.
Understandably, Master Cutter Pieces are quite rare. They are the standard bearers for their proud creators, and for the proud collectors. (xxlexx,xxpresxx)
To give a gift of Waterford crystal is an expression of generosity and best wishes. To see its silvery brilliance, and feel its substantial weight, is to recognize the tradition of excellence that is part of each piece:
Hand-blown and cut by skilled artisans, no two pieces of Waterford Crystal are ever exactly identical.
A dazzling piece of craftsmanship and quality, sure to be treasured for generations!
(This exceptional piece is available in very limited quantity. We sell through multiple sites, so t is a very slight chance that this item could be sold out and no longer available. Feel free to contact us to confirm availability before you make a purchase.)
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