Waterford Crystal – Marquis Brady Double Old Fashioned, Pair with Decanter
Waterford Crystal – Marquis Brady Double Old Fashioned, Pair with Decanter Set
The Brady pattern features a diagonally cut lower bowl, intersecting vertical cuts and sculpted stem creating a modern classic popular with today’s generation. This stylish Decanter and DOF Pair makes the perfect gift.
- 2 Glasses
- 1 Decanter
Marquis offers innovative crystal patterns with designs ranging from contemporary to traditional, with lighter, simpler lines that reflect a modern sensibility. Each piece of elegant stemware and giftware accessories is finely crafted under the meticulous eye and exacting standards of Waterford. Several Marquis stemware patterns are available in four shapes – goblet, continental champagne, wine and iced beverage – as well as an array of giftware that can be mixed and matched to create a new standard in contemporary decor.
For centuries the Irish have been supreme artists in glass. It is one of the great traditions in the realm of art, a tradition founded on patient and meticulous hand craftsmanship. The skill of Irish hands is only part of the story – there is also an uncanny power in those hands to impart something magical to glass. And in all of Ireland, no hands have been more patient, more meticulous, or more blessed with the elusive powers of art than the hands of Waterford crystal’s craftsmen.
When the brothers George and William Penrose founded the Waterford Glass House in 1783, they made a bold promise – to make Waterford crystal in “as fine a quality as any in Europe in the most elegant style.” It was no idle boast. They had in hand the old secrets of mingling minerals and glass to create Waterford crystal of beautiful and mysterious qualities. It sang sweetly at the tap of a finger. It felt soft and warm to the touch yet possessed strength and durability known only to Waterford crystal. And it radiated a distinctive, silvery white brilliance, which Waterford Crystal’s artists enhanced with deeply – cut ornamentation that gave the finished pieces a vivacious, traditional Waterford crystal sparkle.
This great tradition lay dormant for a hundred years. But when Irish independence rekindled a passion for Irish arts in the 1940s and 1950s, a group of businessmen resolved to bring back to life the industry that had made the city of Waterford famous. They recruited a small band of hand – picked artists, and under the guidance of these masters, young apprentices learned the intricacies of the art of crysta l. In a few short years Waterford Crystal reclaimed its pride of place. Once more, it is the customary gift for royalty and heads of state. Patience, skill, and artistry had wrought a triumph at Waterford crystal.
|Size: Decanter: 7" x 3 1/2" 32 oz. and DOF: 3 3/4", 11oz.|
|Make your next soiree ultra sophisticated with Markham 3-Piece Crystal Decanter Set from Marquis by Waterford Crystal. Featuring traditional Irish-style cutting, the Markham collection raises the bar with this Crystal Decanter and pair of Crystal Double Old Fashioned Tumbler set. Whether entertaining or relaxing in your home, serve up your drink of choice in style.|
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How to Clean and Take Care of Fine Glass and Crystal:
An exquisite piece of hand-blown crystal is a work of art, created by an individual craftsperson to be enjoyed for a lifetime. Moreover, crystal is a beautiful keepsake that can be handed down from generation to generation. Taking a few extra steps will help preserve fine crystal for years to come.
Over time, glasses become etched with tiny fine lines and get a cloudy look. There are ways to preserve the beauty of glassware so that it looks just like the day you bought it. Here are the secrets to preserving beautiful glass.
General Crystal Care Tips
- Crystal is “soft” because of the lead content. Even dust can act as an abrasive and cause scratches.
- Crystal has to be stored where it won’t touch other items
- Pieces (especially stemware) have to be carried one at a time rather than carried as a bunch by the stems.
- Items should never be stacked one item inside another.
- Crystal should never be exposed to rapid temperature changes, i.e. very hot or cold water; crystal products are not meant to be put in the microwave, conventional oven or in a freezer.
Special attention has to be paid when cleaning stemware, as most breaks occur during cleaning.
It's best to wash stemware as soon as possible after using it. This is especially important after serving potentially staining liquids, such as red wine.
Each piece has to be washed separately, by hand, using only warm water, a mild detergent and a soft sponge (never harsh abrasives or scouring pads). It’s recommended to have a rubber mat or a towel in the sink bottom, just in case, hands become slippery and the glass drops. In order to keep hard water spots from appearing, add a little vinegar to the water. Glasses with gold rims or an edge design should never be soaked in solutions containing ammonia. The small label will easily soak off in water. For hard to reach spots, e.g. the bottom of narrow flutes, using a chop-stick covered with a soft cloth or dish towel will help. When rinsing the items one should also use warm water only since quick changes in temperature can cause cracking or clouding.
RINSING GLASSES IN A MIXTURE OF LEMON JUICE AND WATER WILL ALWAYS GIVE THEM THAT EXTRA SPARKLE.
Crystal should never be left to dry naturally as this could leave limescale marks. Stemware is best dried immediately after washing it, using linen or a lint-free cloth. The weakest part of stemware is the place where the bowl joins the stem. The bowl of the glass has to be gently held in your palm while drying the inside of the glass.
Crystal stemware is best stored in a safe, dust-free area, or inside its original packaging. Do not store crystal glasses upside-down in the cupboard; the rim of the glass is very delicate and can crack under the weight of the glass.
If handled with care, crystal can be placed in a dishwasher, if the “fragile” or “average temperature” cycle on your dishwasher is selected (the temperature should not exceed 104F or 40C). The glasses need to be separated and propped up so that the force of the water does not move them or knock them into each other.
It is better not to leave the wine or spirit in a crystal decanter after use – rinse it immediately with clear water. To absorb the humidity inside the decanter, place a long thin cloth or some absorbent paper inside a decanter and leave it in place for a few hours.
Should there be colors or marks inside the decanter, swirl a handful of uncooked rice in warm water with lemon juice or white vinegar, and rinse.
There are also special products to help you clean decanters. The most popular are small stainless-steel cleaning balls which make it possible to clean the glass vessels in those tricky places.