Glasses and Pills

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Object Name: 
Drinking Glass
Glasses and Pills
Accession Number: 
2005.3.37 D
Overall: H: 7.8 cm, W: 9.7 cm, D: 8.3 cm
On Display
designed in 2000
made in 2005
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maria Grazia Rosin and Caterina Tognon Gallery
Web Description: 
The glasses are sinuously-shaped, egg-like forms that cradle an alluring, colored pill nestled inside the receptacle. These pills are not representations of pharmacy-issued medication for head-aches, depression and other ailments; they are the artist's critical, ironic comment on contemporary society, born of careful reflections on our lifestyle, with its disturbing but daily use-abuse of medications of every type. The artist's triumph is that these glasses become the alleged-cure: their brazen claim is to dislodge pharmaceutical pills and replace their chemical cures with a hearty, pick-me-up laugh. The necklaces for the series "Pearls in Pills" are crafted 'a lume' using two-toned glass paste, some of which are blown in the 'incalmo' style, with either opaque or transparent coloration.
Rosin, Maria Grazia (Italian, b. 1958), Source
Engraved Bottom
Primary Description: 
Colorless, blue, white and red glass; blown, flame-worked, applied. Cylindrical glass has one side of rim pushed in, with blue in bottom and two "pills" applied to interior center. There is a red lip wrap around top of glass.
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
Recent Important Acquisitions (2006) illustrated, p. 121; BIB# AI98523