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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.

Monday, September 22, 2008

OWL

The Owl Of Ignorance Lay The Egg Of Pride - Proverb

Your Letter:

Hillary I bought the Owls at Blenko Glass last week for $22 each as you said OWLS were highly collectible. Blenko had a lot of them. What makes Owls highly Collectible? Patty Baisden

Patty, I'm not sure when you heard me speak about the BLENKO OWLS but I do like them, and they are sought after, and expensive. I don't have one in my small collection. I should apologize for confusing you. Blenko makes a number of OWLS - the one you bought is a book end,think. I was speaking of the58390 Husted Owl. While I don't own one - I'm borrowing a photo from the Blenko Museum Website for you. Vintage Glass House currently has one in stock for sale the description and price follows: Owl vase designed by Wayne Husted in 1958, made for 1 year only, Signed, #5830S in Mulberry, 6.5in.H x 4.75in.D, $445. Also you can find several other photos of the OWL on various Blenko inspired website in other colors. Happy Hunting.




12 comments:

sweetdoc said...

I own this in 3 colors - one marked sample.
sign me lucky lady
didn't realize it was rare.
all 3 are signed
bought at estate auction

sweetdoc said...

i did pay too much based on the price you are listing.

Dr.BOB said...

- if I buy the frog for $7 from a blenko bind in place of the $125 umbrella stand frog.
Is it your fault
or is it that I don't listen?

Phani said...

Nice color.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Doc Bob
I may not always be best at communiction - so I take a part of the blame.
hjh
ps I don't think blenko made umbrella stand frog - but if they did buy it!

Hillary J Homburg said...

Doc Bob
I may not always be best at communiction - so I take a part of the blame.
hjh
ps I don't think blenko made umbrella stand frog - but if they did buy it!

Anonymous said...

hilly
these 'designers' take a regular glass shape add some buttons and bows or a tail and call it an owl or a cat and triple the price.
Art - go figure. You women buy the darnest things.
Sol

Anonymous said...

Great color
why can't they do color
like this now?

westvirginiajanis said...

Sol:

I have been told that, actually, more men than women collect glass. So, men, too, buy the "darndest" things!!!!!!!

At one time, glass was the most collected category on e-bay. A lot of people out there LOVE glass. I agree, some of the designs are so simple. Perhaps their beauty is their simplicity.

WV Janis

westvirginiajanis said...

Can the people with offices who collect Blenko share some pictures? I'd love to see pictures from sweetdoc's collection. I'd imagine Sol and his mom have some great pieces of glass. Dr. Bob?

Lots of docs reading you Hillary! Just think, soon, you will be their peer!

WV Janis

Hillary J Homburg said...

From Damon at Glass House I discovered many professionals Docs, Lawyers, Accountants collect glass. So I wasn't surprised when we started getting a lot of emails from bankers, and docs, and lawyers.
I must admit, I like the emails from Moms and teachers, and students best. It seems the docs, and lawyers already know more than I do. But we ALL learn from them - so its good for the blog we all grow because they contribute.
hjh

Hillary J Homburg said...

Margie
Donna was located in downtown Hurricane and she moved her shop to a horsefarm.
hjh