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Cumbria Crystal

Grasmere - Old Fashioned

Grasmere - Old Fashioned

$170.00

Title
BT-101-GR
Cumbria Crystal was founded in 1976 by Lord and Lady Cavendish to help preserve the heritage of British crystal making in Britain. Lady Grania Cavendish, a talented artist in her own right, created the Grasmere & Helvellyn collections. Grasmere shares it’s name with the famous village and lake in the Lake District where the famous poet William Wordsworth once lived. Crafted in a classic Georgian style the refinement and complexity of the design has stood the test of time and today remains the most iconic and popular of all the Cumbria Crystal collections. The complex forms, especially in the stems of the wine glasses, are hand-crafted in 24% lead crystal using completely traditional glassmaking techniques. Each piece and requires the co-ordinated skills of no fewer than three skilled glassblowers who collectively have over 60 years’ experience. The decoration is hand-carved into the crystal by two artisan cutters, using no less than seven diamond and stone wheels, to create the complex medley of ornamental flute, mitre, diamond and olive cuts. Typically, each item takes at least 10 days to craft. The Grasmere collection has been seen in many films and period dramas as it beautifully illustrates the essence of luxury living. Its reputation was further enhanced after featuring in every episode of the post-Edwardian era drama Downton Abbey. Use by James Bond