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.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Williamsburg Restoration from WV Janis

Dear Heart of Glass Readers:
Here we see two flasks made by BLENKO for Williamsburg Restoration Glassware Reproductions sometime between 1936-1966, when BLENKO had the contract. The flanged or flared lip was a typical finish of the 1800's. Here is a link to a website that tells more about this kind of lip

According to the BLENKO Collectors' website, these reproductions are of the finest quality. I think these flasks were only made in these two colors. A close-up view of the label can be seen at the BLENKO Collector's website (scroll down):

Of course the base has a pontil. Flask making is said to be some of America's first industry in Virginia as early as the 1600's . I find the simple lines of the flasks to be elegant.


Anonymous said...

Nice! The bottles look like ones that you could set anywhere and look nice. Good colors. I like the little lip around the top. Margie all my grandbabies are well and growing. How is everyone up your way? Roxie

Dr.BOB said...

I find your photographs and your enjoyment of glass to be a grand quality.
Thank you for again making my morning brighter.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Three big cheers for WV Janis!!!

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