This small, stately clock has an antique style that is enhanced by a traditional, deeply cut Waterford pattern featuring wedge cuts accented by strawberry cuts.
This regal 4-inch-tall table clock is a one-of-a-kind design from Waterford, a stately antique in miniature. Waterford has been making renowned crystal pieces for more than 200 years and has named many of its patterns after various places in Ireland; Devenish is an island in the northern County Fermanagh, famous for its ancient monastic ruins. The Devenish clock displays an antique, aristocratic style that recalls the 19th century.
The Devenish clock's round timepiece is centered over long laurel-leaf cuts and it's crowned by an architectural lintel combed with parallel wedge cuts. Those same wedge cuts sweep in a curve down the sides for a powdered-wig effect. The 6-inch-wide base tilts slowly back to better display the clock face; a row of tiny strawberry cuts adorns the front of the base. The effect is ornate and antique, but the size of the clock downplays the formality of the design. The 1-3/4-inch round clock face indicates the time with slender black hour, minute, and second hands and black Roman numerals in a classic typeface.
To preserve its clarity, remove the timepiece and wash the clock's crystal body with a mild liquid soap and warm (not hot) water; do not wash in dishwasher as this may permanently etch surface of crystal. Certain water may leave a lime or mineral deposit on the crystal; if that happens, vinegar on a soft, nonabrasive cloth will help remove the deposit. Polish with a lint-free cloth. Crystal can focus sunlight into a concentrated beam that could potentially scorch rugs or furniture, so do not store or display in direct sunlight. The clock measures 4 by 6 inches and the clock face is 1-3/4 inches in diameter. One 375-type battery is included, as are instructions for activating the clock. --Garland Withers