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.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

BLENKO - Orange

My friend will buy only the color ORANGE when shopping for Vintage Glass -

I'm often reminded of Pierre Bonnard's statement: ' COLOR does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.'

The combination of a great design and great color happens often at BLENKO GLASS! This photo is of a pitcher with sandblasted BLENKO on bottom. Ms. Kohen is attempting to learn more about her pitcher. Any Vintage Blenko Collectors reading who will assist with info about this pitcher. hjh
NOTE: We hope to have Information about the VINTAGE GLASS SALE which is part of the FESTIVAL OF GLASS for you within a few days.


Phani said...


I agree to the statement about color and quality. I would like to know how this color obtained if someone can explain it.


perhaps you would be able to explain if you have similar items collected over years. I am in San Jose btw, Check your email.


Anonymous said...

Great Color.

Anonymous said...

I own this in a greyish color
and an olive, both were gifts
I want to say they are more than 30 years old.
Need to look at bottom, I do not recall any signature.
Margie Hale

andreerods said...

As an artist
color is important
and color can enhance design.

Anonymous said...

Blenko #598 shows up in the Pina books in the 1959 catalog guide without any height dimensions. If memory serves me right the smallest is 12" tall with a medium and tall version topping out at 18".

Anonymous said...

I saw this in the Ashland antique mall for $285 in a goldish color.
Carol McGuire
Chadwick St.

bridgett said...

Working in NYC this week so haven't been on the blog lots happening. Great design this one.
$285 seems inexpensive?
What do you think?