Dec 122007
Waterford Cut Glass Wine Goblet

Waterford Cut Glass Wine Goblet

Waterford Cut Glass is world famous for tableware, wine glasses, bowls and vases.

The Waterford Crystal story first begins in 1783 when George and William Penrose founded their crystal manufacturing business in the busy port of Waterford.

They seized on the opportunity to produce “plain and cut flint glass, useful and ornamental” in their factory.
They employed 50 – 70 people who were led by renowned glassmaker John Hill from Stourbridge in England.  He brought with him experienced glassmakers and is given credit for setting up the Waterford Glass Factory.

The practical use of Waterford Crystal has ensured a loyal and growing following over the years. No visitor to Ireland can leave without some small sample of the glassware and commissions are still undertaken by the factory for individual items such as trpohies or gifts for special occassions.

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