Absolutely Genuine Waterford Irish Crystal. Is magnificent in every detail, and would make a wonderful addition to your collection and home decor. Beautiful as a centerpiece or as a fine antique.His is an excellent example of the masterful. Long ago retired Reflections Vase i. Shows several different Waterford patterns. Vase is very large and heavy. In perfect condition save very light contact marks on the base. 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 1600+ POSITIVE COMMENTS. The item "WATERFORD CRYSTAL REFLECTIONS VASE HUGE VERY BEAUTIFUL WITH DEEP BOLD CUTS" is in sale since Wednesday, May 30, 2018.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Waterford". The seller is "lindenhurst72" and is located in Dallas, Texas.
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