Thanks for checking the 50's catalogue. The results of this window of originality - in British cut glass designs - from the late 40's through to the late 60's are striking to say the least (and desireable) - chapter 16 in Hajdamach's '20th Century British Glass' details most of the main U.K. designers, although in line with the book's title, there is obviously no coverage of Waterford patterns/designs. I had no idea that Waterford had also produced some 'progressive' designs - thought they had remained stuck in the C18, continuing with very traditional designs/shapes etc., and this is the first piece of Waterford I've seen which even approaches anything like being different. Maybe their venture away from tradition was short-lived, but I really don't know. Might this all over cutting be described as 'brilliant cut'??
I tried looking though some of my other books for enlightenment on Waterford patterns etc., but have been disappointed - possibly, I guess, because some of the printing dates are a tad early to have included any non-traditional pieces.
Stennett-Willson ('Beauty of Modern Glass') shows but a single traditional example of Waterford cutting - and annoyingly this book is without an index, which is always frustrating.
Jackson ('20th Century Factory Glass') shows two pieces only of Waterford - both in a traditional shape/cut.
Polak seems never to have heard of Ireland or Waterford Glass - and places her index in the centre of the book - confusing, if you happen to be in a hurry, and might make you assume there wasn't one.
Elville dismisses Irish glass in 4 pages, showing only very traditional pieces/cuts.
My copies of Millers seems also to have by-passed Eire.
However, none of these comments is meant to imply the the above books are without merit (some I couldn't be without) - it's just that they have let me down this evening
I notice that Abe Books offers a volume with the title 'Waterford An Irish Art The Collectors Guide' by Ida Grehan - which seems substantial at 256 pages. Is this a good buy, do people think - believe it has a goodly quantity of pix.
Wait to see if you locate the later catalogue. Thanks