Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blenko Crackle Glass

Can anyone help identify this crackle vase?

Dear THEBLENKOPROJECT,As you can see from below, we last corresponded in 2008. I never heard back from you with regards to my Blenko "decanter". I am attaching some photos of the piece. It is not signed nor dated but I have been assured that is was in the 1982 catalog and designed by Don Shepard. I would like to sell it.Thanks again,Teri
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Anonymous said...

I own this but it doesn't have the lip - thisone has a lip.
Got mine from ebay for $70 in 2005.
Ted E

Anonymous said...

Is that a silver label?
If so its old right?
Ted E

Anonymous said...

Is this on ebay? provide the # please.

buckndi said...

The design is #8211, and it came in two sizes, the small being 8.5" high, and the large being 10.5" tall. Both originally sold for $9 and are in the 1982 catalog. Only the small one is in the 1983 catalog, and both are gone by the 1984 catalog. So depending on the size of your vase, it was made in either 1982 or 1983. I have a copy of both catalogs, and can scan the page for Hillary if needed.


Anonymous said...

Diane I own this but it doesn't have the spout is the spout a part of the original design?
Ted E

susan said...

We own this in 2 sizes both have the lip seen in this photo.

susan said...

Can you publish more photos of collections? Or more of Bruce's glass?

sweetdoc said...

Don Shepperd isn't liked by serious collectors
I happen to love his designs, the combination of simple designs, nature and simple colors or crystal glass appeals to me. They make me happy! Shepperd was Blenko being simple and returning to roots.
Shepperd was / is underestimated.
Terri keep this vase, you'll be glad you did.