Largest selection of Waterford Cake Knife and Servers. The Waterford Cake Knife and Server is something every couple needs and can use on their wedding day. An elegant touch to any dining table or special occasion, these servers in the Lismore and Lismore Diamond patterns are beautiful gift sets. You will appreciate that Waterford fine flatware is expertly crafted of 18/10 stainless steel, long recognized as the European standard of excellence. The two numbers refer to two components of the metal, nickel and chromium. Nickel provides luster and allows for extraordinary pattern definition and detail. Chromium enhances resistance to corrosion. Add these distinctions to the many other desirable characteristics of stainless, dishwasher safe, worry free care, no tarnishing, high durability, and magnificent appearance. Waterford Fine Flatware with its generous 100 year warranty becomes the obvious choice of those with the most discerning taste. Waterford Flatware Sets have traditional, yet contemporary look and feel and coordinates with several Waterford China patterns. Crystal Classics is the largest independent retailer of Waterford Crystal.
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For centuries the Irish have been supreme artists in glass. It is one of the great traditions in the realm of art, a tradition founded on patient and meticulous hand craftsmanship.The skill of Irish hands is only part of the story - there is also an uncanny power in those hands to impart something magical to glass. And in all of Ireland, no hands have been more patient, more meticulous, or more blessed with the elusive powers of art than the hands of Waterford crystal's craftsmen. When the brothers George and William Penrose founded the Waterford Glass House in 1783, they made a bold promise - to make Waterford crystal in "as fine a quality as any in Europe in the most elegant style."
It was no idle boast. They had in hand the old secrets of mingling minerals and glass to create Waterford crystal of beautiful and mysterious qualities. It sang sweetly at the tap of a finger. It felt soft and warm to the touch yet possessed strength and durability known only to Waterford crystal. And it radiated a distinctive, silvery white brilliance, which Waterford Crystal's artists enhanced with deeply - cut ornamentation that gave the finished pieces a vivacious, traditional Waterford crystal sparkle.
This great tradition lay dormant for a hundred years. But when Irish independence rekindled a passion for Irish arts in the 1940s and 1950s, a group of businessmen resolved to bring back to life the industry that had made the city of Waterford famous. They recruited a small band of hand - picked artists, and under the guidance of these masters, young apprentices learned the intricacies of the art of crystal. In a few short years Waterford Crystal reclaimed its pride of place. Once more, it is the customary gift for royalty and heads of state. Patience, skill, and artistry had wrought a triumph at Waterford crystal.