Wishglasses

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Object Name: 
Joined Wineglasses with Base
Title: 
Wishglasses
Accession Number: 
2010.4.63
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 22.6 cm, W: 16 cm, D: 7.2 cm; (b) H: 1.7 cm, W: 22.9 cm, D: 12.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2010
Web Description: 
The wish glasses were designed to be used for a single special toast, and then broken apart at the top of the joined stems, “sealing” the wish. Over the past decade, changes in the market and the economy have forced many large glassworks to redirect their focus, to reinvent their products, or to close. For high-end glass design, a new direction in production and marketing is beginning to emerge. Designers, such as Sara Musselman, are looking at alternative sources for manufacturing. For glass, these sources include artist-glassblowers, whose studios are equipped to handle limited-edition production.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Heller Gallery, Source
2010-06-08
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Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
love, saramusselman 2010
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ground base of (b)
WISHGLASSES
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ground base of (b) under ground image of glasses and a star
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, plastic base; blown, hot-worked. (a) Pair of wineglasses with applied curved stem; bases of two stems joined together. (b) Opaque white plastic rectangular base with ground oval-shaped flat center on which the wineglasses rest.