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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

1988 Blenko West Virginia Birthday Pices

One piece is made for each year of statehood starting in 1980. The pieces are an extremely limited production of how many years West Virginia has been a state. Example -1980 only 117 pieces were produced. All are signed and number. West Virginia was the 35th State of the Union and was Incorporated, June 20,1863.

The 1988 Birthday Piece is between a light purple and pink color with a hint of blue - the shape is that of a very large plate/bowl. It is often used as a centerpiece. It is quiet large, and most difficult to display. The 1988 does not fit properly in a china closet. This item we've seen sell for up to $650. Its one of the less expensive older pieces.

5 comments:

sweetdoc said...

I saw this one at the Cultural Center and it is very large.
Thought it was beautiful and I would love to own, so I disagree about the beauty.

susan said...

They put your mug back on the HOME PAGE good for them!
Way to go - still promoting blenko I see.
George and I are well, say hello to your Mom and Dad for me.

T. Miller said...

The Bronze Look in Princeton WV has a wonderful collection of Blenko Glass. Check it out www.coinsplusmore.biz I love the gold vase with the WV blue ribbon of glass spiraling around it

Anonymous said...

hilary
the zodiac signs are in the VC but only in crystal and without holes.
can you make them do holes and colors?
Margie Hale

Hillary J Homburg said...

Margie
I can't 'TELL 'EM" but you just did!
HJH