Waterford Crystal Seahorse
The Seahorse Logo seen on Waterford Crystal today is a refinement of a logo which has its origins in the 1940s. Today’s logo was introduced in 1986 but discussions over what the logo should be started in 1947. It was felt that Waterford Crystal required a new image and they looked to the Waterford City Coat of Arms for inspiration. The coat of arms bore two possible options a mythical sea creature which was an heraldic creation or a lion. The sea creature seemed to offer more artistic interpretations and the consensus of opinion was that it resembled a seahorse and thus the first logo was introduced based on the Seahorse. The unique quality of seahorses within the natural world, (The only animal where the male gives birth and raises its offspring) suited Waterford’s reputation of offering Crystal Glass with the unique quality we associate with the company today. The Seahorse is now synonymous with Waterford and a range of prestige pieces based on the creature is available. The range includes a number of pieces where the Seahorse is represented in 3D such as the Waterford Seahorse Oval Bowl
. This beautiful centre piece bowl has two seahorses supporting the bowl set on a crystal base. The bowl and base are richly decorated with diamond and vertical cuts and the rim of the bowl is fluted with small fan cuts set into the sculptured rim. Other pieces in the collection represent the seahorse motif within the engraving. The extent of fine cutting means that pieces such as the Waterford Seahorse Footed Vase
are only produced by Waterford Master Cutters. Each piece is decorated with sweeping lines and curves to create an underwater backdrop alive with plants twisted in the waves of the design. Truly heirlooms of the future, the Waterford Crystal Seahorse Collection is often made to order so why not enjoy the skills and craftsmanship of the very best at Waterford and know that it something which will be passed from generation to generation making Waterford Crystal part of your history too.