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.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Can you Identify This Glass?

Does anybody know if BLENKO ever made vessels with copper enameling on them?In the item in the photo, the rondels are enameled copper, held on by (what I call) raspberries.The lip is pulled, slightly. The bottom has a pontil. The piece has the soft feel of Blenko.I bought the piece because I find it charming, but know nothing about it.Car Lady will be proud of me.............. it is not orange or green!!!!!!!!!!!WV Janis


Anonymous said...

My Mom knows Blenko and American Glass she says its neither.
ps regarding supporting Manchin.
Want to attend the Jan Gov Ball with me?

saltonannu said...

I think the lady has no interest in you. Her sole purpose is to have you buy Blenko Glass. If you are buying she is winning. It seems she doesn't wish to buy whatever you are selling.
Word to Wise...there are thousands of women who would love a Vet who wants to spend money on them.
Try Jewish Singles!

Anonymous said...

I would think Sol's mom is correct. It reminds me of some of the old Czech glass, or Austrian/German, even possibly French. Could be English.
WV Janis, you would be proud of me, too. I realized most of the glass I purchased at the Glass Festival, and 2 antique stores in Milton, were shades of blue. Except for the "Sunshine" yellow new BRAVO vase I fell in love with. It's a bit shaded and almost has a milky cast at the top, a soft yellow, not lemonish. Also got an orange gourd to go with my orange pumpkin.
Car Girl

westvirginiajanis said...

Thank you Sol's mom and Car Girl for helping me determine that my glass is not Blenko. I've not seen copper enameling on glass before so I like the uniqueness, and the piece looks great perched next to my Blenko-for-sure pieces. A keeper.......

MICHIGAN Car Girl..... you will not regret owning yellow Blenko glass. Blenko has made some great yellows over the years. Slip it in beside your blue Blenko. Blue and yellow make green. You will have THREE colors for the price of two! The beauty of glass is the transparency/translucency-- endless possibilities. Yellow is one of the least collected colors of glass, but one of the most versatile colors in the rainbow. And the BRAVO line is a beauty...
WV Janis

Hillary J Homburg said...

Winslow Anderson had the most beautiful classic YELLOW a bright cheerful clear yellow 'sunshine yellow' table lamp in his living room - when I commented on the lamp he said" I once owned 2 - when I moved back to Milton I didn't have room so I gave the other away....other than the lamp I have very little that is Blenko."
I didn't take a photograph of the lamp - but . . . that's another story. hjh

Hillary J Homburg said...

In January I'll be slaving at the Dental School, but you have a great time at the Gov's Ball.