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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.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Blenko Pitcher

Do you have a favorite Blenko pitcher?

Wayne Husted Blenko Glass Designer 1952 - 1963 WAYNE HUSTED (google him remains active living in California with his daught (Pratt Univ student) and wife, Wayne continues to design we'll be doing a post about his latest design in a few weeks. The after Blenko years were very good for Husted!
Wayne Husted's first designs appear in the 1953 catalog.
Husted's Blenko designs are among the most sought after by collectors. This item is a 'bone handled pitcher designed in 1956 the # number is 5610 in Amethyst its 6.5 H 5.5 D the current price is $165. at www.vmglasshouse.com a price I find most unusual since my Mom paid $500 for the grey colored one 2 years ago.
Photo by Damon Crain

7 comments:

Phani said...

Whats gotten in to everyone? why dont I see more comments these days? Please comment and support the blog.

Phani said...

Your fav. color Brid.

Anonymous said...

Your Mother paid too much, at Mountaineer Mall I paid $ 400 less than three weeks ago.
Sue M

Phani said...

How would one hold this pitcher?

Anonymous said...

This one is very beautiful. Wayne Husted had an eye for the future. This is a timeless design.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Phani
I drink V-8 juice from this frequently the handling is quiet easy. The back piece acts as a large grip, its a work of art to be used daily.
hjh

Hillary J Homburg said...

Phani
I drink V-8 juice from this frequently the handling is quiet easy. The back piece acts as a large grip, its a work of art to be used daily.
hjh