Pat Flynn, Drinking Beaker, 1992, gold, 24k gold plate, pewter, and sterling silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1992, Pat Flynn, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1994.19.3
Neither strictly useful nor untouchably precious, these four beakers show Pat Flynn's fondness for playing with different materials and expectations. The dark coloring and "worked" surfaces emphasize the strength and durability of the pewter, which forms a kind of protective embrace for the luminous gold that lines the inside of the beakers. The sterling silver loops tied like wire or string around the rims evoke the workaday world in which Flynn was raised.
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3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (9.5 x 7.0 cm) diam.
© 1992, Pat Flynn
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the James Renwick Alliance
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- gold, 24k gold plate, pewter, and sterling silver
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