Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Answers To Mondays Glass Photos Quiz - From Larry of Texas.

#1 Wayne Husted 5616-C vase 1958 ? can't remember the color.
#2 Blenko Starfish # 941 7 1/2" in tangerine 2007
#3 Let's everybody guess. It is Blenko. I don't think they have used this piece in quite a
while. The center is dark blue (cobalt ?) and the outside is yellow. Larry this is the ONE everyone commented on the long skinny one - what did they use it for??? People wanted to know if it was long rod one uses in garden decor?...
#4 Is For Hillary; Do you recognize? Fostoria # 3113 (RA02)"Radiance pattern" 10 oz Water
goblet 1981 - 1982 Crystal from My Parents home - yes, now that I know - I do reconize it!
Blenko Snowman 2007 hjh


Anonymous said...

So what is the size of the rod?
and is it for sale?
How much?

Anonymous said...

That ROD still looks like a stopper to me. Nice for the yard. It's one end looks like it was made to fit somewhere and maybe it goes with something else. Just maybe it was special ordered for something. Maybe to go in those fan shaped vases. Got me thinking that it may go with the Thanksgiving fruit and vegs.and it is a piece of wheat or even a bunch of celery. Have seen a nice fruit and veg. basket used at Thanksgiving and Blenko may have made those items to order. I would like to know what that item is, very interesting. Roxie

mismgr said...

OK Guys, The long skinny rod was used to form the applied flowers on some lines, IE 1940's wild flower and a pattern I am not familiar with called ?milflori? or something like that. The rod was sawed into slices heated and fused to the item as decoration. This is how it was described to me by factory personnel. The size is 12" X 1 1/4" on the large end. It is not for sale as I don't know where or when I could find another. I discovered this piece on one of my excursions to the BLENKO Shipping Dept, where I have been known to crawl on my belly under shelving units to find occasional prizes. The Large g=green vase is actually the blown cylander used to for BLENKO antiques sheet glass. I have unusual pieces of glassware from several companies, and would be happy to photograph them and do this type of identification game as often as you the readers would like. Thanks to Hillary. Larry from TX.
214 724 5081
Carrollton TX

bridgett said...

except for fostoria and that rod I was good
More please Mr Larry!

bridgett said...

Mr Larry
do not worry about not knowing everything, sometimes the people who say they do don't and often their info is not worth taking.
I enjoy your photos your comments and hope to meet you at the collectors in august.
Did you meet Margie?

bridgett said...

More Larry, Please!