Here are some related work / bibliography.
Krys Bobrowski – Gliss Glass
The absolutely coincidental original name I found for the Wine Glasses was “Gliss Glass” – which after a bit research turned out to be something similar made by Krys Bobrowski. Quickly – They’re three custom made glass tubes connected to each other from the bottom, and as the glasses raise and lower the water transfers from one to another by gravity.
Absolut Quartet – Dan Paluska & Jeff Lieberman
Something relatively similar, the perfect example of good advertisement and engineering. It has a bunch of awesome instruments in it, but the part that’s related to my work is the glasses that spin on the platform.