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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, January 06, 2009

Blenko Sppol Decanter


Hillary, I saw this one on Ebay and if I had the money it would be in my living room. If it doesn't sell and they relist after 1/15 it will be in my livingroom. I am sending the description as written by the seller and and the photo.

Sue M.

BLENKO SPOOL DECANTER 587 L Well you WON'T see one of these on Ebay very often!!! This is one of Blenko's rarest and hardest to find decanters. Standing at approx. 37" is this beautiful Turquoise Spool Decanter, designed by Wayne Husted circa '59-60. It has the sandblasted Blenko signature logo on the bottom that was done in 1959 and 1960 only. Overall the condition is wonderful. Upon very close inspection there looks to be a small round/star burst crack. But when I run my finger over it there's nothing to feel which leads me to believe it is internal and was there from the beginning when it was originally hand blown.


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Heart of Glass has only one objective: To promote West Virginia Glass most especially BLENKO GLASS and perhaps also encourage you to buy locally whenever possible.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I SAW THIS ONE ALSO AND LIKED I HOPE HE WILL RELIST. WAS WAITING FOR XMAS CHECKS TO CLEAR.
MOUNTAIN RITA

annu said...

Today after this photo I ventured onto Ebay and now I am an official buyer.
HJH before you comment again about buying new, I am buying new for gifts most frequently.
A.

Anonymous said...

Spool S P O O L read my lips Hilly Spool Decanter.
Spell check ?
Sol

Anonymous said...

Annu
Proceed with a great deal of caution my Mom and Aunt spent at least 1K a month on Ebay buying glass.
Sol

Dr.BOB said...

Welcome to Ebay Annu, need a list of better than average sellers?

Anonymous said...

Margie:

When you say you are packing up your glass, what do you plan to do with it? Please do something that gives those of us who are passionate about WV glass a chance to purchase it from you.

Dear All: On another note, In my neck of the woods, the weather has been gray and gloomy, not conducive to photographing beautiful BLENKO.

I've been too busy to read and post much these days but I always enjoy catching up with everybody. Even though we don't know each other in person, Hillary sure makes us feel like friends.

Best to all,

West Virginia Janis

sweetdoc said...

This is terri's glass but a different color, I favor the charcoal what about you all?