Small 16-rayed stars are cut into the underside of the bases of both bowl and creamer. Lismore's signature elongated leaf cuts alternate in an up-and-down ring above a scintillating ring of diamond wedge cuts. The creamer's swan's-neck handle is flanked by two especially long cuts for a pleasing symmetry. With the exception of the creamer's pouring spout, the upper rims are smoothly squared off. The set would make a beautiful grouping with the elegant Lismore sandwich tray and biscuit barrel; other serving pieces in the Lismore series include a pitcher, a carafe, and square and pedestal bowls.
To preserve their clarity, wash the sugar bowl and creamer 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. Rinse with warm water and polish with a lint-free cloth. Do not store upside down on the rims or stand on rims on a draining board. 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 sugar bowl measures 4 by 4 inches; the creamer is 4-1/2-inches tall and 4-1/2 inches wide, spout to handle. --Garland Withers