Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Can you Help me Identify and Place Value On This Blenko Item?

Teri from Oklahoma needs our Help - My comments are -
The Silver Sticker usually indicates it is an older items - it was not an expensive item at time of purchase. We'll ask our readers what they know about this item. Here's her note - hjh

The piece is about 8" tall, 5 3/4" across base, just under 5: wide at mouth without pour spout, and 5 1/4" wide at pour spout. It is clear, crackle glass; does not have a handle nor anywhere where a handle could have attached. The pontil is about 1/4" and in a recessed spot in the base. I feel an edge but not a rough edge.

It has the silver "Blenko Handcraft" sticker. I do not find a signature or number on the bottom. I was told that the picture of it in the catalog showed it with liquid in it and this was the smaller of the two sizes made.


mismgr said...

I found your item in the 1983 catalog in the BLENKO 1972 - 1983 Catalogs book put out by Leslie Pina and Schiffer books for collectors. #8211S 8 1/2" high Crystal only. Hope this helps.
Larry from TX
214 724 5081

Anonymous said...

Couple months ago anything with silver label would have been at least $25 in my shop.
Now not so. Economy is not good. I recommend holding on to this item the value will again increase, it originally sold for less than $10 and in anybodies world is worth double that amount today.
If you live near WV take it to one of the event and ask them to sign, to increase value.

Anonymous said...

I am sending photos of my WV and American glass for you to help me identify only the ones I have questions about. I am over 70, and some of these pieces are also.
Susie Osburn
Blackburn Ave