Pair of Miniature Waterford Cordial Glasses, H:2 1/4". Waterford Crystal is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced in Waterford, Ireland, by the company Waterford Wedgwood , previously trading as Waterford Glass Ltd. The crystal business was originally founded in the city in 1783 by George and William Penrose; the production was of extremely fine crystal that became world-renowned. Financial difficulties caused their company to close, due to excessive taxation of the product. Later in 1947, Czech immigrant Charles Bacik, grandfather of Irish senator Ivana Bacik, established a glass works in the city, due to the superb reputation of the original glassware and by the early 1950s it had been taken over as a subsidiary of the Irish Glass Bottle company. Waterford Crystal Limited is currently a member of Waterford Wedgwood plc, formed through the acquisition by the then Waterford Glass Group of the famous pottery manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood in 1986. The Waterford Glass Crystal is a fine cut and elegant look and quality. The main factory in Kilbarry, Waterford City, today has tours of the factory, a gift store and it is a historical place to visit. LifestyleAntiques.com is the web site where one can shop on line or if you are in the area we are an antique dealer in Summerland, California just 3 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Specializing in European Antique Furniture and our accent is antique lighting for your home, or office with handmade parchment shades adorning the selection of unique lamps. We specialize in Decorative Arts and French furniture as well as antique furniture from Spain and Italy, you will find the shop warm and inviting. This pair of miniature cordial glasses are quite nice for a shot drink or any Waterford collection of glass.