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 09, 2008

Reader Writes - Question about Myers'

I'm hopeful that you can help me with some info on a Joel Philip Myers vase that I have. It's an abstract female-form in crystal with applied tangerine arms and breasts. The thick rim is crimped to give the appearance of a tall hair-do. All I know about it is that it's a Joel Myers design, and I saw one in crystal with green arms and breasts in a photo from the Blenko Museum. Do you know it's number, and if it is referred to by anything other than that number? Since I haven't been able to find much on this piece, I'm assuming it might be relatively uncommon. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

Mike - I know this item

I own it in Ruby, Let me look for the photo and number
I'm thinking its a 7047 Joel Philip Myers but need to confirm.

in the mean time perhaps a collector will come on line

and answer these questions before I get back to you!

If NOT look for the answer some time next week - along with my Lady's photo.


sweetdoc said...

This one I always think of as the almost obscene Blenko.
My husband would love to own her.

Anonymous said...

is correct about the number, I paid $500 for one that is gold as you are describing.
The seller told me it was very valuable. Mine is not signed.