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.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
RONALD REAGAN INAUGURATION January 1981
This Inaugural vase, by Blenko Glass, was created for President Ronald Regan and is now permanently housed at the State Capitol Complex. We have been unable to find any background information on this piece - if YOU know the story behind the Regan inauguration vase, please comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently on ebay, there is a "PRESENTATION SET for NANCY REAGAN for the occasion of the RONAL REAGAN INAUGURATION January 1981 With Personalized inscription by W. H. BLENKO".
It is our guess that the piece at the Captiol was designed by in-house artist at the time Don Shepard and used as a centerpiece for the inaugural dinner, while the privately owned set was a gift from Mr. Blenko to the Regans, however again - any information on the origins of these pieces would be much appreciated!