The ASTERISK [*] and the OBELISK [†] are used in literature to indicate footnotes - a critical point to bring to the reader's attention. They were commonly used by early scholars, one of whom; Saint Jerome, described the properties of these marks as; "an asterisk makes a light shine, the obelisk cuts and pierces". This is a perfect analogy for the act of making cut crystal: from the mixing room to the cutter's wheel.
When placed beside a date, the asterisk and obelisk marks indicate a year of birth and year of death respectively. In our case, the beginning and end of John Hill's impactful three year tenure in Ireland.
Our mark appears on all of our cut crystal objects and is a constant reminder of our aims to produce crystal with innovation and creativity.