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, January 24, 2010

Call for photos answered

Hi Hillary,
I hope your New Year is off to a great start.
I am sending these photos in answer to your call for such.
The first is a group of Myers designed 64B's in Honey, Tangerine, and Peacock.
The second is a grouping of Myers 64D's in Olive Green, Turquoise, Tangerine, Plum and Pine.
The third is of a pair of Myers 64E's in Turquoise and Jonquil.
And finally for your crackle folks a trio of 64B's in Lemon, Turquoise and Tangerine.
Bruce Specht


Anonymous said...

now can you tell me about these, the price, the age
and where did you find.
Sue M

Anonymous said...

I like that you describe and glass and the designer, can you also speak to the age and the price of these items?
For those of us who have yet to even see this glass.
Nothing like this is available in the Milton store.

Anonymous said...

Does the silver foil label mean its old?

Anonymous said...

Wow, prices and locations where I found these is a little bit of a tall order but I will try to answer. Most of these came from ebay auctions that I have won over the years, but not all. I tend not to look through the normal listing spots and find pieces that are what I term "mislisted", that is they do not have Blenko in the listing. It just goes to show most people have no idea about Blenko and more importantly all the different designs that Blenko has produced over the years. My normal response when I enter an Antique store when they ask if they can help me find something in particular is " I will know it when I see it". Later I will ask specifically about Blenko they usually have never heard of them. I have purchased pieces that are listed as Blenko but those tend to be special pieces due to their rarity or color. Peacock, Plum and Rose' in particular. The silver label is pre '82 and is an indicator of where to start doing your research on a piece. But don't let the label fool you as these labels have been sold on ebay as well. I have seen those labels appear on pieces that definitely are not Blenko. Most of these pieces pictured were relatively inexpensive, $ 10-15. The Plum and Peacock were about twice that. Rose' will run almost three times that. I do have several more of these I have found in our travels that I picked up for $4- 12. The 64B's and 64D's were manufactured by Blenko for a number of years and like the water bottles can be found in a wide range of colors. The 64C's on the other hand are relatively hard to find since my reference material only shows them in the '64 catalog. Hope this helps.
Bruce Specht

Anonymous said...

Holiday greetings and best wishes for this New Year.
I hope that 2010 will be even better than 2009. Let the new year bring you health, happiness and small daily joys.
May Blenko grow and the glass become even more beautiful.
May Bruce send glass photos weekly and may we all grow kinder and more gentle in our comments about Blenko and Dr Hillary.
Paul J.

Anonymous said...

Where to find the catalogs ????

Anonymous said...

Opps, It is not 64E's as I originally sent Hillary they are 64C's

Phani said...

I love the light blue vase!

sweetdoc said...

I love absolutely love
each and every item BS owns.
Your generosity is overwhelming, thank you again and again for sharing your bounty.