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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.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fostoria Green

These photos are from Larry of Texas who owns Serenity Glass. Visit his website, Larry knows American (WV included - smile) Glass. www.serenityantiques.com Fostoria has several Collectors Group and they are open to new members email theblenkoproject@aol.com for email addresses and links.




9 comments:

westvirginiajanis said...

Well Larry,

You solved a Scooby Doo Mystery for me. I have two of the Decorator Collection #2666/804 pitchers in green. I never would have guessed them as Fostoria. Do you know who designed them and what they would have been used for. The pulled lips are very decorative and very impractical. The pieces with the odd tops are really attractive to me!

WV Janis

Anonymous said...

ELEPHANT IN ROOM
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT BLENKO?
I HEARD BIG 2 MILE MAYER HIRED A BLENKO COLLECTOR WHO IS TAKING OVER AND RICK WAS BEING HIRED AS CONSULTANT TO SIGN GLASS IF THIS IS TRUE I AM HAPPY
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS LEFT AT THE VC? ANYTHING ? WHEN WILL THEY REDUCE PRICES?
CAME DOWN LAST WEEK BUT WANT TO COME AGAIN FOR CLEARANCE PRICES
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

IS DAMON CRANE DAMON CRAIN OR CRAIN? YOU ALL KEEP CHANGING HIS NAME. REGARDLESS READ THE STUFF HE HATES BLENKO.

annu said...

Fostoria made several lines that included color glass in the 30s and 70s did they not Mr. Larry?
Fostoria known mostly for crystal, made the bottoms for AVON and the Halson line of fragrances for a bit of time. Very versatile company, very talented workers.

annu said...

Damon Crain C r a i n
does not hate Blenko.
He values quality.
Something Blenko sometimes forgets and truth is they were a factory that made everyday tableware, generation ago, the older workers were craftsmen and the quality was reknown the designers were excellent and a 'following' was developed.
With time, some of this mystic and or desire for quality within the company faded.
The moves in the last 8 months or so are beyond belief.
We would not deal with a company that treats employees with disregard, places no value on age, or time of service.
While we enjoy learning about your WV Glass, we must agree with the sometimes 'hormonal' Mountain Rita the Karmic force in and around the office are going to be long term.

mismgr said...

WV Janis and gang.
Fostoria made many things that are not readily identified as being made by Fostoria.
Marvin Yutzey was director of design and Fernando Alverez was design dept mgr. During the time this piece was made.
My documentation is not detailed enough to establish the designer for every line. The #2466 is the line # for the earlier 1949 - 1965 contour line, though this piece does not show up in this line, Seascape #2685 1954 - 1957 is also directly descended from Contour line. The piece you have is the 10" pitcher in Teal Green. Viking Glass made a very similar design where they had 2 long opposing lips one which was folded down to create the handle. As for Fostoria colors. Between 1922 and 1929 Silver deposit was introduced, as were the colors Canary, Green, Amber, and Blue. In the years 1929 - 1937 Edgar Bottome was lead designer in 1936 Marvin Yutzey became his understudy. Colors introduced were Rose(pink), Amber, Green, Azure(light Blue), Topaz (pale yellow), Topaz (heavy yellow), Ebony(black), wisteria,(pale lavender), Regal Blue(cobalt), Burgundy (amethyst), Empire Green, Ruby, and Gold Tint (amber like yellow) chemicals used to create colors in glass are greens - chromium oxide, blues - cobalt oxides, yellows - uranium, browns - nickle, amber - carbon-sulfur-iron, purples - manganese, reds - gold or selenium. Later colors included Olive green 1960's, Teal 1960's,copper blue, new shades of green and blue found on pressed ware of the 1960's, Brown, Spruce, cinnamon,Caribee Blue, Coral Sand, Marine, Pink, Amethyst, Peacock, flaming orange, lemon twist, Monaco Honey, black pearl luster. peach, light blue Milk glass was also produce at this time in white, aqua, and peach. I will let the colors go for now, later I may get into the different techniques used to irradize and create luster. research materials used today were Fostoria Factories by Henry J Liebmann and Fostoria Tableware 1 & 2 Fostoria Useful and ornamental by Milbra Long and Emily Seate. Hope this wasn't too detailed.
Thanks for the questions.
Larry from TX

mismgr said...

WV Janis and gang.
Fostoria made many things that are not readily identified as being made by Fostoria.
Marvin Yutzey was director of design and Fernando Alverez was design dept mgr. During the time this piece was made.
My documentation is not detailed enough to establish the designer for every line. The #2466 is the line # for the earlier 1949 - 1965 contour line, though this piece does not show up in this line, Seascape #2685 1954 - 1957 is also directly descended from Contour line. The piece you have is the 10" pitcher in Teal Green. Viking Glass made a very similar design where they had 2 long opposing lips one which was folded down to create the handle. As for Fostoria colors. Between 1922 and 1929 Silver deposit was introduced, as were the colors Canary, Green, Amber, and Blue. In the years 1929 - 1937 Edgar Bottome was lead designer in 1936 Marvin Yutzey became his understudy. Colors introduced were Rose(pink), Amber, Green, Azure(light Blue), Topaz (pale yellow), Topaz (heavy yellow), Ebony(black), wisteria,(pale lavender), Regal Blue(cobalt), Burgundy (amethyst), Empire Green, Ruby, and Gold Tint (amber like yellow) chemicals used to create colors in glass are greens - chromium oxide, blues - cobalt oxides, yellows - uranium, browns - nickle, amber - carbon-sulfur-iron, purples - manganese, reds - gold or selenium. Later colors included Olive green 1960's, Teal 1960's,copper blue, new shades of green and blue found on pressed ware of the 1960's, Brown, Spruce, cinnamon,Caribee Blue, Coral Sand, Marine, Pink, Amethyst, Peacock, flaming orange, lemon twist, Monaco Honey, black pearl luster. peach, light blue Milk glass was also produce at this time in white, aqua, and peach. I will let the colors go for now, later I may get into the different techniques used to irradize and create luster. research materials used today were Fostoria Factories by Henry J Liebmann and Fostoria Tableware 1 & 2 Fostoria Useful and ornamental by Milbra Long and Emily Seate. Hope this wasn't too detailed.
Thanks for the questions.
Larry from TX

mismgr said...

WV Janis and gang.
Fostoria made many things that are not readily identified as being made by Fostoria.
Marvin Yutzey was director of design and Fernando Alverez was design dept mgr. During the time this piece was made.
My documentation is not detailed enough to establish the designer for every line. The #2466 is the line # for the earlier 1949 - 1965 contour line, though this piece does not show up in this line, Seascape #2685 1954 - 1957 is also directly descended from Contour line. The piece you have is the 10" pitcher in Teal Green. Viking Glass made a very similar design where they had 2 long opposing lips one which was folded down to create the handle. As for Fostoria colors. Between 1922 and 1929 Silver deposit was introduced, as were the colors Canary, Green, Amber, and Blue. In the years 1929 - 1937 Edgar Bottome was lead designer in 1936 Marvin Yutzey became his understudy. Colors introduced were Rose(pink), Amber, Green, Azure(light Blue), Topaz (pale yellow), Topaz (heavy yellow), Ebony(black), wisteria,(pale lavender), Regal Blue(cobalt), Burgundy (amethyst), Empire Green, Ruby, and Gold Tint (amber like yellow) chemicals used to create colors in glass are greens - chromium oxide, blues - cobalt oxides, yellows - uranium, browns - nickle, amber - carbon-sulfur-iron, purples - manganese, reds - gold or selenium. Later colors included Olive green 1960's, Teal 1960's,copper blue, new shades of green and blue found on pressed ware of the 1960's, Brown, Spruce, cinnamon,Caribee Blue, Coral Sand, Marine, Pink, Amethyst, Peacock, flaming orange, lemon twist, Monaco Honey, black pearl luster. peach, light blue Milk glass was also produce at this time in white, aqua, and peach. I will let the colors go for now, later I may get into the different techniques used to irradize and create luster. research materials used today were Fostoria Factories by Henry J Liebmann and Fostoria Tableware 1 & 2 Fostoria Useful and ornamental by Milbra Long and Emily Seate. Hope this wasn't too detailed.
Thanks for the questions.
Larry from TX