Old Fashioned glass (one of a set of six)

Object Number: 
ca. 1987
Glass, paint, 22 karat gold
Overall: 4 1/8 in. × 3 1/4 in. (10.5 × 8.3 cm)

Flat-bottomed, cylindrical drinking glass, decorated with black and white graph. Graph titled “Ten Year Dow Jones Industrial Average,” and years 1977 through 1987 decorate exterior bodies, with events highlighted from each year, including “Moscow Salt Talks,” “Reagan Elected,” “Great Britain Invades / The Falklands,” “AT&T Breakup,” “Giants Win / Super Bowl XXI,” and “Market Breaks / 2000 First Time / In History.” Trimmed along rim with 22 karat gold band styled as stock ticker tape and inscribed with abbreviated names of publicly traded companies.

Gallery Label: 

This set of Old Fashioned glasses is from a series of barware decorated with references to key international political, economic, or cultural events that impacted American stock market trading. While this set describes events from 1977 to 1987, other decades commemorated by similar glasses span 1958 to 1968; 1966 to 1976; and 1971 to 1981.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Pam and Scott Schafler
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group