AND PAINSTAKINGLY HAND CUT, JUST AS IT WAS. Absolutely Genuine Waterford Irish Crystal. THIS WOULD MAKE AN AMAZING WEDDING GIFT. This Waterford Irish Cut Crystal. Is magnificent in every detail, and would make a wonderful addition to your collection and home decor.
This early era vase is hand crafted and an excellent example of the masterful. The vase shows several Waterford patterns. Covering the rim, sides and the bottom. That the craftsman has mastered as well as the early etching Waterford stamp. It will be a beautiful piece on your table or as a fine antique.
This vase is in perfect new condition and has the early pre 1999 Waterford stamp on the bottom. 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 1800+ POSITIVE COMMENTS. The item "Waterford Crystal EARLY ERA 10 INCH VASE VERY BEAUTIFUL DEEPLY CUT TREASURE" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.