Waterford® Crystal Holiday Heirlooms 2014 Times Square Limited Edition 8" Snowglobe
The Gift of Imagination - our greatest successes are rooted in our dreams and imagination is the incubator for our highest achievements. Life is a kaleidoscope of endless possibilities when seen through the lens of imagination. Introducing a new Times Square series, The Greatest Gifts Collection, is a distinctive ten year issue of crystal ornaments, stemware and giftware sharing the common thread of international generosity. Beginning with the "Gift of Imagination" in 2014 and concluding in 2023 with the "Gift of Love", each annual edition of the Greatest Gifts series will depict a "gift" a theme of global aspiration whose value is universally treasured. Waterford designers will create a signature cut crystal design for each edition which will be incorporated into the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Ball. Limited Edition of 2014 units.
The Story of Times Square and the First New Year's Eve Party:
This inaugural New Year's Eve bash, held in 1904, commemorated the official opening of the headquarters of the New York Times with a fireworks display at midnight. Two years later, when the city banned the fireworks display, the Times arranged to have a large, illuminated seven hundred pound iron and wood ball lowered from the tower flagpole precisely at midnight to signal the end of 1907 and the beginning of 1908. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of people have gathered around the tower, now known as One Times Square, for the famous New Year's Eve ball-lowering ceremony, as millions nationwide and nearly a billion watching throughout the world unite to count down the final seconds of the year.
Measures 8"H x 6"W; 5.6 lbs. Made of crystal. For indoor use. Made in China. Plays " Auld Lang Syne"
Pay particular attention when handling, if dropped it can easily break. Care should be taken not to rub or attempt to polish the finish; it could result in damage to the hand painting or loss of glitter. Temperature swings can and will affect the brilliance of your ornament. Store your keepsake in a temperature controlled environment. Hand clean. Store in original box.
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