Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Blenko Chess Piece

Dr. Hilary
Saw this one for sale last evening. Is this the vase you call 5929S and is this a great price? Also is charcoal rare? Should I pay more for rare color? What about the acid stamp does this also mean I should pay more?
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, This is not a 5929S - Charcoal is one of the limited Blenko colors and acid stamp means its a vintage item. Check out Blenko Collectors Four website for descriptions of the Blenko stamps and labels.
Re: Price - a good price is the price you want to pay.

This stunning decanter made in 1959 stands just UNDER 15 " tall. The official Blenko color is referred to as Charcoal. The shape is fantastic, often referred to as the "Chess Piece". This was designed by Wayne Husted for Blenko in 1959, Blenko catalog #5922s. The base has the acid etched / sand blasted Blenko logo.


Phani said...

This indeed is stunning piece of art!

Dr.BOB said...

Absolutely stunning photo. Not what he thought but a wonderful item.

susan said...

This one is breathtaking simple, but with merit.
Does anyone know what colors it came in?

G. Ames said...

The musicians played their instruments well. However, why, oh why, can’t musicians realize that when they play as support, note the word support for a musical, they are not the center of attention. This is not a rock concert. If, as happened in ‘CHESS,’ the musical director, in this case Ryan Garrett, doesn’t reign in the drums and guitars, the audience can’t hear the singers. Small space, hard surfaces, singers needing to be heard! “Cool it!”

sarah_helton said...

Bob, do you have this in your personal collection? If so would you be willing to sell it?