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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Glass - You'll Want To Collect

We continue with the photos of Vintage Blenko you'll want in your collection. If you wish to share photos of your Blenko - one piece - or your entire collection. Email theblenkoproject@aol.com

Hi Hillary,
Just wanted to send you these four photos for the blog. Title these
"Oldies but Goodies". The first is of a pair of 390's in Chartreuse
and Tangerine crackle. The Tangerine piece is headed to Florida to
Debbie's sister who saw our collection over the Christmas holiday and
commented on how much she liked the 390 design with the ruffle edges.
I stumbled across one on Ebay a few days later in the tangerine color
that she liked. I could not pass up the opportunity to share a
little Blenko.
The second photo is two of three spiral wrapped vases that I have
been trying to find for my collection. A Ruby #374 and Sky Blue #371.
I have still to find a #372 but that is all part of the reason I keep
scouring ebay and the local and not so local antique shops and estate
Photo three is a nice pair of C 473's in Ruby and Turquiose.

The final pair is a Anderson design Sea Green decanter and a pre-
designer #442-P reed handle pitcher in Sky Blue seed glass.

Bruce Specht


Dr.BOB said...

I think you mis typed this as Anderson did the curly top vases.
I believe. . .

Anonymous said...

I simply adore the red vase with glass wrapped around how difficult are these to find?
Also how much should I pay.
I may have seen this in a yellow and didn't know it was blenko
did it come in yellow?
Sue M.

DrAnnu said...

The glass is beautiful, both the glass and photo of exceptional quality.
Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

expect to shell out some dollars
i think thats call web glass and its hard to find and when you do they want hundreds of dollars for a large glass - the only piece i own.
By the way Hilary what happen with State Farm and your parents Benz?
Did they antie up? Was the car repiared or totaled? You can't open up a part of your life and then not complete the story.
Jeff M.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Dr Bob I think it says Anderson designed?
Check again - if I'm in error
email theblenkoproject@aol.com
and we'll make the correction.
Thank you for reading and for purchasing Blenko Glass. Handcrafted in West Virginia.

DrAnnu said...

Oh Bruce it just doesn't get better than your glass
and your photos of the glass.
Thank you for the repeat
glasslday, Bruce's photos deserve a second time around.

Dr.BOB said...

BTW I have yet to find one item at a good price.

Dr.BOB said...

Like others I return to your photos before my weekend
flea marketing.