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Waterford Crystal has become almost a synonym for the finest quality crystal sought after by collectors and connoisseurs around the world. The clarity of the crystal and with each piece watermarked with the word "Waterford", a signature befitting one of the finest crystal names in the world.

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Featured Patterns

Marquis Collection - Brady
Lismore Essence

All Waterford Patterns

Aras Short Stories
Ardan - Enis
Ardan - Mara
Cluin Short Stories
Colleen & Clarendon
Crystal Lamps
Diamond Line
Elegance Wine Story
Essentially Waterford
Heritage - Giftware
House of Waterford - Alana 60th Anniversary
House of Waterford - Greetings from the Southeast of Ireland
House of Waterford - Irelands Ancient East
House of Waterford - Prestige
House of Waterford - Reflections
House of Waterford - Rock of Cashel
House of Waterford - Seahorse Collection
House of Waterford - Tom Brennan
House of Waterford - Trilogy Vases
House of Waterford - Windows Collection
House of Waterford - With Love from Ireland
House of Waterford Collection - The Vikings land in Waterford
House of Waterford Crystal - Dungarvan
House of Waterford Crystal - Flora & Fauna
House of Waterford Crystal - Tom Brennan Collection
Irish Lace
Jo Sampson Contemporary Collection - Elysian
John Rocha - Black Cut
John Rocha - Flow
John Rocha - Signature
Lacey Giftware
Lacey Stemware
Lismore 60th Diamond Giftware
Lismore Black
Lismore Connoisseur
Lismore Diamond
Lismore Essence
Lismore Feminine Gifts
Lismore Pops
Lismore Red
Lismore Reflections
Lismore Short Stories
Lismore Small Tableware Extensions
Love Flutes
Marquis Collection - Brady
Marquis Collection - Caprice Giftware
Marquis Collection - Crosby Barware
Marquis Collection - Crosby Giftware
Marquis Collection - Giftware
Marquis Collection - Rainfall
Marquis Collection - Sheridan
Marquis Collection - Treviso
Marquis Collection - Vintage
Ogham Short Stories
Olann Short Stories
Prestige - Seahorse
Prestige Collection
Prestige Seahorse
Shamrock Collection - House of Waterford
Short Stories Barware
Short Stories Giftware
Signature Hat Boxes
Waterford Collection - Eclipse
Waterford Collection - Metra


The story of Waterford commences in 1783 with the opening of the Flint Glass Works on the busy quayside of the harbour town of Waterford, Ireland. Set up by George and William Penrose, their vision was to 'create the finest quality crystal of drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home'. Great marketers, they immediately began to woo the aristocracy, and produced a crystal service as a gift for her Majesty, Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. They were soon employing 50 people, and merchant ships were sailing regularly, bound for New York, Newfoundland, the West Indies and Spain.

In 1799 the works were sold to Jonathan Gatchell and the business continued to flourish until the mid 1820's. With the new introduction of taxes on the import and export of crystal, the financial burden took its toll and by 1851 Waterford Crystal closed its doors.

The legend of Waterford Crystal became engrained in every successive generation, particularly for the many that emigrated to America. As a result crystal was commonly referred to as Waterford. It was in the 1940's that the revival of Waterford Crystal became a serious endeavour and with Europe so recently ravaged by war, it was easy to recruit skilled glassblowers and cutters from the continent. It wasn't long before Waterford Crystal once more graced the finest dining tables around the world.

In 2002 Waterford celebrated the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Lismore pattern. Almost since its inception, Lismore has topped the popularity list and has been the biggest selling pattern of crystal in America and the world.

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