Amethyst Cut to Clear Cased Crystal Ball Ornament. For your consideration, the highly collectible Amethyst Crystal Ball Ornament features star and fan cuts that extend and a star pattern on the bottom. A very intricate ornament that creates beautiful facets when displayed. Cased crystal, crafted in Hungary.3 Wide approximately and longer top to bottom. Waterford etched on the ornament. The ornament is in great condition and is without damage.
Like the cutting and blowing of Waterford's crystal, the hand-crafting of cased crystal is a unique and specialized art, with maters of its own. Thus did Waterford travel to Hungary to seek them out.
There, using centuries-old techniques of glassblowing, the artisans shape the pure, clear crystal with little more than their breath and instincts. Yet, it is their mastery of the fusion of clear and colored crystal that sets them apart... When the newly-formed clear crystal, molten hot and unstable, is once again plunged into a fiery kiln where amidst the flames brilliant, colored crystal encases its body. Only then can each perfect piece be passed to a master cutter, who with care and precision, painstakingly cuts through the envelope of color to release the pure crystal encased beneath it.
Since 1783, Waterford has left its mark upon each age with beautiful and timeless creations, a legacy that has celebrated a passionate commitment to creativity and the pursuit of excellence. No wonder that Waterford, in its dream to create crystal encased in jewel-like colors, looked to the celebrated crystal makers of Hungary, renowned since time immemorial for perfection in the art of cased, colored crystal.(Heavy/Awkward items may take another day). This drastically will cut back delays in the system & resolve questions more quickly. The item "Beautiful WATERFORD CRYSTAL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT AMETHYST CASED BALL" is in sale since Monday, February 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Waterford". The seller is "gambetta71" and is located in Punta Gorda, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.