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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Who Made this Vase?

Can We Answer this QUESTION? Let's HELP THIS READER! Send your responses to COMMENTS or theblenkoproject@aol.com soon please!
I have a question for you (or for you to pose to your readers):The piece in the following auction is not Blenko: http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-BLUE-CRACKLE-GLASS-EX-LARGE-BLENKO-MUSHROOM-VASE_W0QQitemZ200298548162QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item200298548162&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318, but it has often been confused for Blenko. It was misidentified even in Popular '50s and '60s Glass: Color Along the RIver on page 25, at plate 1.45. I have two of them in Tangerine (or, since it's not Blenko, in just an red-orange shade) with the same optic pattern seen in Leslie's book. Who made this vase?
Trick question? I think not - this reader is a serious collector and was a founding BCS member. Put your thinking hats on.


Anonymous said...

Blenko should be happy to say it didn't make very poor quality vase.

Hillary J Homburg said...

I sent an email to Damon C. and also to Tammy K to ask if they can help, we'll find an answer.