The Fan shot glass stands 3.5 inches tall and holds 2 ounces. Designed as a small glass intended to hold or measure spirits or liquor, which is either drunk straight from the glass ("a shot") or poured into a cocktail.
Shot glasses are a common sight in the United States and often collected. However, before Prohibition, in the early to mid 1900s, thin-sided whiskey glasses were common. After Prohibition, these were replaced by shot glasses with a thick base and thick sides.
The artist uses wispy, bold strokes of color against a hand-frosted glass. Fan is an elegant design for all seasons!
I’ve often been told I should have named this design “feather”. When I created this design, I was thinking of the fans made of feathers - colorful and playful. Not the electric fans we see all over in the summer time moving the hot humid air or the throngs of people surrounding a superstar, it was much simpler than all that. The fans of days gone by, when ladies wore gowns to dinner and everyday activities were of a grander scale. The elegance in daily use.
By the way, this is my mother’s favorite design. Whenever she needs a gift for a special occasion, she calls me to paint “something in Fan” for her.