The Lismore pattern, first created in 1950 by Mirek Havel, has won-over three generations of collectors. The Lismore Rectangular Tray is a classic Waterford piece that is great for everyday use as a display tray, or as an addition to your entertaining collection.
This decorative rectangular crystal sandwich tray is part of Waterford's Lismore series. Waterford has been making renowned crystal pieces for more than 200 years and has named many of its patterns after towns in Waterford and other neighboring counties. The Lismore design features repeating leaf motifs for a lively, natural look.
Centered in the bottom of the tray is a 16-rayed star, elongated on two sides to mirror the rectangular shape of the tray. Along the outer edges, scintillating fields of small wedge cuts support elongated oval leaf cuts alternating up-and-down; the four corners are denoted with diagonal trios of more leaf cuts pointing inward. The raised sides of the tray angle slightly outward and are ridged with parallel vertical cuts. Other matching serving pieces in the Lismore series include a pitcher, a carafe, square and pedestal bowls, and a gorgeous lidded biscuit barrel (cookie jar).
To preserve its clarity, wash this crystal frame 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 tray on its edges or stand on its edge 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 tray measures 11 by 7 inches and is 3/4 of an inch deep. --Garland Withers