Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Pink Ice Returns . . . .

Pink Ice is back in all NEW designs for the Holiday Season. These pieces will go on sale November 27th and will be available for phone order November 30th while supplies last.

Webmaster Steve is very fond of the Blenko Pink Ice - Steve says " Wiki describes pink in the following way - but obviously the person who wrote the definiton had not seen Blenko Pink or else Blenko Pink Ice would be mentioned in the definiton of 'Pink'.

Pink is a pale red color; the use of the word for the color was first recorded in the late 17th century, describing the flowers of pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus. Pink itself is a combination of red and white. Other tints of pink may be combinations of rose and white, magenta and white, or orange and white.
Roseus is a Latin word meaning "rosy" or "pink." Lucretius used the word to describe the dawn in his epic poem On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura). The word is also used in the binomial names of several species, such as the Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus) and Catharanthus roseus.
In the 17th century, however, the word pink was also used to describe a greenish or yellowish color. Thomas Jenner's A Book of Drawing, Limning, Washing (1652) categorizes "Pink & blew bice" amongst the greens (p.38, and specifies several admixtures of greenish colors made with pink -- e.g. "Grasse-green is made of Pink and Bice, it is shadowed with Indigo and Pink ... French-green of Pink and Indico [shadowed with] Indico" (pp.38–40). In William Salmon's Polygraphice (1673), "Pink yellow" is mentioned amongst the chief yellow pigments (p.96), and the reader is instructed to mix it with either Saffron or Ceruse for "sad" or "light" shades thereof, respectively (p.98).


Anonymous said...

Do you have Blenko on the brain?

Anonymous said...

It is = it's
Its Back?
It is Back??

Anonymous said...

Rose or pink?
This is my question
is this Rose Glass?

Dr.BOB said...

Back again, did this color ever go away?