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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Monday, March 01, 2010

Rare Blenko Watermelon


Blenko Collector Beth sent this photo.
Does anyone have the # for the Watermelon?
Beth, didn't sent the story of where/how/when/ she found this beauty. I know you will be asking.
Beth, if you are reading this - please consider telling us where you found her.
hjh

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Price?
What did you pay
and what will you take for it?
Elle

Anonymous said...

its a 9356S they made a medium and a larger version also

Phani said...

Happy Holi to Everyone. Blenko is colorful and so is the festival of colors, Holi. I know you wouldnt be able to celebrate it in PHC but still a very happy Holi to you my dearest B.

Anonymous said...

Hilary
I recall the gleam in your Moms eyes when she spoke of finding a watermelon and a pineapple to complete your Dads collection.
Is this one being offer on auction?
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Beth
This is going to kill my winter blues.
This wonderful emerald green
beautiful photo of old blenko
made by masterful workers long long ago.
Who designed this?
Is this emerald or alpine?
Holly

Anonymous said...

Hank Adams designed the friut Blenko used to sell it looks like emerald they made some of these sometime in the 02 to 05 range for thanksgiving day sell in emerald

bridgett said...

There is an asian traditon of having watermelon for goodluck.
This one could bring 365 days a year good luck.
Is this difficult to obtain?
Phani thank you for reminding us of the festival of color a festival Blenko Collectors who rejoyce in color should appreciate.
Your Mom and I are proud that you continue to celebrate traditonal holidays.

Anonymous said...

WOW
anyone know about this, is it for sale?
Where?

Anonymous said...

Bridgett
Your comments are always so insightful and filled with interntonal informaton.
After reading this I ask one of the asian seniors in my group and she also knew of the watermelon traditon and she wears a watermelon charm.
Margie Hale

Beth said...

Hi All, I found this beauty at an estate sale. It is #9356L, in Alpine, the only piece made in Alpine by Blenko. It is a nice, large 13" tall and I believe it was designed by Hank Adams. I love his work! ~Beth

Hillary J Homburg said...

Thank you for sharing Beth.

Anonymous said...

I have it in alpine. You want it? It's $399.98. I don't negotiate and only take Paypal or money order.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Anonymous
I am interested. Can you send clear photos of the piece with measurements.
Thanks
Hillary