The Lismore pattern was launched by Waterford Crystal in 1952. It was inspired by the Lismore Castle at Waterford. The castle is situated near the Knockmealdown Mountains and rests on the brink of a cliff over the River Backwater. It has survived through wars and is a venerable old castle. Having passed through the possession of archbishops, Sir Walter Raleigh, the Earl of Cork and the Dukes of Devonshire, the castle is an incredible candidate to seek inspiration from!
The Lismore crystal pattern replicates the windows and turrets of the magnificent castle. The cuttings consist of open plain diamond cuts and wedge cuts, which have become the trademarks of the Lismore pattern. The clean and precise cuts give a simple beauty to the pattern, which has as yet remained unrivalled.
The Lismore collection has stayed in the limelight as Waterford’s most popular collection. The pattern has retained its popularity and has become one of the longest lasting crystal cut of all time. The year 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the Lismore pattern. To denote this occasion a special collection called the ‘Lismore 60th Anniversary Collection’ was released. The collection lives up to its old popularity and is the perfect embodiment of excellence and beauty. The star piece of the collection is the stylish Lismore Saucer Champagne.