Over 5000 years ago, Ireland’s stargazing heritage was embedded in its soil. With a deep desire to look beyond the horizon, early civilizations built megalithic sites at Newgrange and Loughcrew to record and capture solar events.
Millennia later, our fascination with what lies beyond the night sky has not wavered.
Hand-crafted at the House of Waterford in Ireland, the remarkable Mastercraft Stellar collection crystallises the 12 constellations of the zodiac in magnificent detail, calling on the unrivalled proficiency, precision and perfection of our Master Craftsmen to celebrate humanity’s fascination with the stars.
The Mastercraft Stellar Collection draws on nearly 250 years of unparalleled Waterford craftsmanship. Its centrepiece, the limited edition Stellar Celestial Globe, showcases the unique nature of our solar system and the skill and mastery of those who’ve created its stunning form. Using only the world’s finest materials, our Master Craftsmen have made the most of centuries old techniques. With everything from polished cuts and sandblasting to metallic finishes and acid polish, they have ensured an end result that is as breathtaking as it is brilliant.
The limited edition Stellar Celestial Globe represents the pinnacle of luxury crystal craftsmanship and humanities fascination with the stars, providing an exclusive experience for those who seek the most prestigious crystal artefacts.
Inspired by the zodiac constellations, only twelve hand blown Celestial Globes have been made by a dedicated team of Master Craftsmen at the House of Waterford, the skilled work involved in hand crafting this standout design makes the Stellar crystal globe a sought after collectors piece.
Each magnificent globe requires a minimum of 82 hours to create, showcasing the unrivalled skill of our esteemed Master Craftsmen and the proficiency of their time-honoured tools and techniques. The spherical profile of this stunning globe is mouth-blown from the purest molten crystal. Once cooled, our Master Craftsmen call upon their elite precision to engrave the detailed constellations, before applying an acid polish to reveal a magnificent sparkling finish.
Imagine a centrepiece of your home, which showcases not only the astonishing beauty of the night sky, but of human ingenuity. Pristine crystal is the perfect canvas for a design that is simple yet sophisticated, bold yet beautiful. By marrying a material as old as civilization with a style that celebrates humanity’s love of space exploration, the Stellar Celestial Globe ensures that everyone gravitates towards it. As a decoration and a conversation starter, it will be the centre of your home’s universe.
Yet like the cosmos itself, the Stellar Celestial Globe is just one part of a far greater whole. Every piece within the Mastercraft Stellar collection shines as brightly as the night sky.
Inspired by the ethereal constellations in our solar system, the exclusive Celestial Globe will be treasured by those who are fascinated by the mysteries of our universe. This unique piece was produced in a limited number of 12, from which 3 will find their home across our shores.
The Mastercraft Stellar collection is available on our Waterford website upon application, with selected pieces also available in select David Jones and Myer stores.
For details and pricing of this stunning collection, please enquire below with our Waterford Mastercraft concierge team.
From Lismore, our most sought after pattern, to the introduction of Mastercraft Stellar, take a trip through time and the evolution of Waterford.