Waterford Crystal

In the book What Mrs. McGillicuddy saw, Miss Marple calms down her friend Elsbeth after she witnesses a murder.  The logical thing for Miss Marple to do is to ply her friend with homemade cowslip wine in old Waterford glasses.

I like Waterford crystal (and own a few bits), so I investigated and discovered that the “old Waterford glasses” of Miss Marple’s era were Extremely Old.  Waterford had a 100 year hiatus in manufacturing starting in 1851, so her glasses, noted as being old, were dated prior to this time!

I think this was an exciting little adventure, and I almost forgot that Miss Marple wasn’t real.

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects – 75. Penrose glass decanter, late-eighteenth century - "Initially, indeed, the glass industry continued to thrive in Waterford, Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Newry. But Westminster often proved indifferent if not hostile to Irish commercial interests."

 

 

 

 

 

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects – 75. Penrose glass decanter, late-eighteenth century - "Initially, indeed, the glass industry continued to thrive in Waterford, Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Newry. But Westminster often proved indifferent if not hostile to Irish commercial interests."A History of Ireland in 100 Objects – 75. Penrose glass decanter, late-eighteenth century - "Initially, indeed, the glass industry continued to thrive in Waterford, Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Newry. But Westminster often proved indifferent if not hostile to Irish commercial interests."

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