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Offline Gill

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Unmarked Waterford Crystal
« on: September 09, 2007, 01:52:46 PM »
Hi, I've recently acquired quite a few crystal glasses, some are clearly marked Waterford, others of different patterns are unmarked.  All seems to be of very good quality. I've sent myself cross eyed looking at different crystal sites trying to ID them, Stuart,Waterford, Webb etc. Is there some kind person who'll take a look if I post some pics please?  I also have some pieces marked Waterford Nocturne which I can't see on any sites either, is this a general name which emcompasses different styles?  All the best, Gill

Offline selling2u

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Re: Unmarked Waterford Crystal
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 03:17:50 AM »
I do know Waterford Nocturne is brand new... TY, Steve :clap:

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Re: Unmarked Waterford Crystal
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 08:56:56 AM »
Is it indeed? thankyou very much Steve! ;D

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Re: Unmarked Waterford Crystal
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 10:56:02 AM »
hi,

Waterford would be marked, though my mother in law has a lot of unmarked pieces that she has bought over the years from people who worked in the factory (I think the factory workers used to be allowed to make a set number of pieces per year and these could be picked up through family and friends - this practice seems to have been stopped now). The pieces would be the higher value items though such as lamps, globes or one-off pieces rather than glasses.

Some of the crystal replacement companies that list on ebay are useful for looking up patterns - though it can be very tiresome to say the least. I think nocturne would be a type of cut - not sure if still in use. You could try contacting Waterford Glass direct.

I was over in Ireland last week with family in the Waterford area, and heard that the chandelier section of Waterford is being shifted abroad in the next year or so.

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Re: Unmarked Waterford Crystal
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007, 07:08:56 AM »
Thanks for your help! :)

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Re: Unmarked Waterford Crystal
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007, 09:26:27 AM »
Hiya,

As with all these things there are no hard and fast rules - only rule-of-thumb I'm afraid.

My experience says that Waterford is NOT always marked, having found pieces without marks and later matched them with the catalogue(s).

They certainly label all larger items (not each drinking glass for instance), but since the labels are so big and opaque (printed on a silver foil type of paper), often they are the first thing to dissappear when an item gets home!

Very sensibly I see that you are not assuming the unmarked pieces are by Waterford just because they all came together ;) Try putting some pics on as it always helps folks on the board to have an image of the pieces in question.

Nigel

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Re: Unmarked Waterford Crystal
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2007, 10:38:23 AM »
Cheers Nigel, I've got to have a big session taking photos of clear glass items soon so I'll do them them 8)

 

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