Marie Therese Style Waterford Crystal Chandelier with Five Lights
Marie Therese Style Waterford Crystal Chandelier with Five Lights representing the Georgian Period
This Waterford 5 arm chandelier is the perfect representation of a clean yet ornate design. Having center column support, prisms on top and bottom, and brass hardware and trim.
Waterford crystal is renowned for its brilliance due to the minerals in the sand used to make the crystal, it creates a stunning diffusion of light and colour that transforms residential interior spaces into grand palaces.
Ready to hang
H 55cm x W 53cm
Sold as Is. Professionally cleaned and wired to Australian Standards. In good working condition.
One of the most famous and intricate Irish crafts, Irish glassmaking dates back to the mid 13th century and the best known Irish glassmakers is, without doubt, Waterford Crystal. Founded in 1783.
The glassmaking company was named after the Irish harbour town where it was located. Waterford was set up by two brothers, George and William Penrose, who had the aim of creating the finest quality crystal drinkware and decorative objects. Soon enough, the Waterford glassmaking factory gained a reputation for its exquisite glassware, particularly in regard to its purity and clarity of colour. Despite its success, the factory was forced to close in 1853 and Waterford’s production ceased for nearly 100 years.
In 1947, two Czech glassmakers relaunched the storied company. Kael Bacik and Miroslav Havel were struck by the traditional Waterford cutting patterns they had seen in the National Museum of Ireland, and it was this style that became a cornerstone for the new Waterford brand. It was around this time that, inspired by the Penrose brothers’ designs from the 18th and 19th century, Havel created the best-selling Lismore pattern, which continues to be the brand’s most popular style. This resulted in renewed success, which is ongoing today thanks not only to Waterford’s extensive product range but also its commitment to preserving the quality, purity and clarity of colour than was so integral to the company over 250 years ago.
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