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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.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

California Photos cont.

Hillary:

I’m sending along photos of the 544 pitcher, 5510 cat decanter, signed 6143 bowl and 6310 decanter I mentioned in my responses to questions in the blog. If you think the blog audience would like to see them, feel free to post any you wish.
Diane Weber





13 comments:

Anonymous said...

THE WATERBOTTLES ARE CHEAP YET A GROUPING IS SO DAMN EXPENSIVE AND ARTISTIC LOOKING IM GOING DOWN TO BLENKO AFTER THE NEW YEAR CELBRATION AND BUYING ONE OF EVERYTHING BOTTLE THEY HAVE AND IMITATING CALIF ART.
MOUNTAIN RITA
LOVE YOUR STUFF LADY

Anonymous said...

Question
the purple glass was madein 2000?
Its signed R blenko 2000?
I like this.
Sol

Anonymous said...

Hillary
Do you hear from Ravi, Roxie, Holly and some of the others?
I have been worried for them.
Marige Hale

ren-woman said...

The purple bowl (6143 S) was a PBS giveaway during pledge break that year, and was signed R (Rick) Blenko, 2000.

I lined the water bottles up before we moved, and discovered I had a rainbow. Loved the look, and used it on my own blog.

Phani said...

Oh boy, I love the color and design of the CAT!!! its just wonderful..

Anonymous said...

OK so this was a 2000 design? I am so confused I saw this in an antique store marked 1950s blenko.

susan said...

I swore when they fired Rick I was leaving,but here I am.
The addiciton is greater than the parts.
Thank you for attempting to keep life in the collecting group.

chitrakahn said...

add to me your admirers

chitrakahn said...

add to me your admirers

ren-woman said...

Design numbers will give you a hint as to how old the piece is. Blenko has used several different numbering systems, but from the early 1950's to 2000, the first two numbers of the design will tell you the year, the last two the number of the design for that year.

The purple 6143s bowl was originally designed in 1961, and was the 43rd design for that year. That particular bowl was made in 2000 as part of the PBS pledge break, and was signed by Richard Blenko and dated the year of the event.

Anonymous said...

When is the collectors club
i am getting anxious
sue m

Anonymous said...

When is the collectors club
i am getting anxious
sue m

Phani said...

Remember the previous post where this CAT decatur and 2 other CAT decanters were shown? I need to find that post. I could use some help....