First in series!
H: 5 1/2" x W: 5 1/4"
When the Vikings invaded Waterford they appreciated its strategic value as a major trading port. Both dry and wet goods were shipped by barrel. The barrel makers or "Coopers" as the trade was known continued their craft right up to the 20th century.
In designing the Cooper Tankard for Cashs Crystal, Martin Croke invokes the memory of the craftsmen and the part they played in Waterford Ireland's history. Two horizontal bands of tight diamond cutting represent the metal “hoops” that bind a barrel holding it secure. Placed between these are long and short upright cuts denoting the wooden staves from which the barrel is formed.
Hand made in Waterford, Ireland.
View the Cashs Cooper Collection, or view the entire Cashs Barware Collection.