"New York" glasses, set of eight

Title:
"New York" glasses, set of eight
Date: 
2010
Medium: 
Crystal
Dimensions: 
Each: 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. (9.5 x 7.9 cm)
Description: 
Set of eight glasses representing New York City landmarks through abstract designs. a. Chrysler Building b. Bow Bridge c. Water Towers d. Setbacks e. Guggenheim Museum f. Transit System g. Utility Grates h. Steam Vents
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ehrlich and Ulf Henricsson
Object Number: 
2010.25a-h
Gallery Label: 
Each glass in this set is etched with a design motif drawn from New York's urban environment. Some, like the Chrysler building spire and the transit system symbols, are readily identifiable; others are more abstract. The eight motifs allude to the cast ironwork on Central Park's Bow Bridge, metal cabling on the city's water towers, the Chrysler Building spire, banded orange-and-white steam vents covering utility holes, skyscraper setbacks, the helix of the Guggenheim Museum, the transit system's circular subway symbols, and the metal utility grates lining the city's sidewalks. The Chicago firm By the Glass, founded in 2010 by John Ehrlich and Ulf Henricsson, has produced thirteen collections of crystal glasses etched with images from American and Brazilian cities.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group