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Friday, June 18, 2010

Osburn Modern Glass - 1st Edition WV Birthday Vase


This is a photo of the
1st Edition - WV Birthday Vase being offer
for sale on June 19, and 20th by Dave Osburn
of Osburn Modern Glass.
The cost is $80
The color ( not a great photo) is intense and very beautiful. We'll request a better photo. Or if you purchase this vase - send a photo to theblenkoproject@aol.com
Osburn Modern Glass in Milton is allowing phone orders now and they will be taking orders and selling in the shop this 1st Edition until the 100
are sold.
HJH

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I phoned they told me its cranberry and caramel
on ivory.
Sounds like an icecream flabor. Beautiful.
Only 80$ very good price.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS ONE WE ALL SHOULD BE BUYING. THE #1 IN THE BIRTHDAY SERIES FROM BLENKO IS NOW SELLING FOR $900 IT COST $35 IN 1980.
ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER FOR OSBURN?

Anonymous said...

Whats up with the lack of Blenko photos?
A.

sweetdoc said...

This doesn't appeal to me, the color seems dull.

Hillary J Homburg said...

I plan to phone Dave for this piece.
To own the #1st in a series is always a good thing.
If anyone has a better photo, please send to theblenkoproject@aol.com.
Supporting West Virginia crafts is always a good thing.

Hillary J Homburg said...

A.
Re: Lack of Blenko photos.
Last week we wrote to ask for additonal Blenko photos.
When they arrive you'll see photos of the new glass - until then, we'll post photos of vintage glass or what readers send to the blog.
HJH

Phani said...

Hillary, I sent pictures of this BD piece. Its Gorgeous. You will love this B.

Anonymous said...

I received mine today, and can definitely state that the picture does not do it justice. It is alive with color, a beautiful piece. When I talked to Mr. Osburn and complimented him on it, he stated that they just couldn't seem to capture it in photos very well. Steve

lewisdvmphd said...

The Osburn Birthday Vase is
outstanding.
I will be proud to own the 1st editon of this new series.
Also the lines and attitudes at Blenko have declined in the 5 years we have been 'blenko addicted'
If you haven't ordered the 1st editon, do so now, you will not be disappointed with the product.
Steve, if you have a better photo
send the photo to Glasslady.

lewisdvmphd said...

Hilary
Why not ask your newspaper to do a story about Osburn and this new Birthday series?
Just a thought.

Phani said...

Absolutely right. You have to have a lot of light and a good eye to appreciate the glass. Ive seen it in person and tried capturing the lot in a few pictures and sent to Hillary for posting. Still waiting for them to come online. You will definitely love the Osburn BD glass B. #3 is reserved for you.

Anonymous said...

We were given this vase, it is much more beautiful than the photo.
I also heard yesterday that Govenor Joe Manchin has this vase in his office.
Next year I'll be standing in line for Osburn' WV Birthday Vase.
Martha Stewart would call this
" A good thing."
Three cheers for Osburn Glass for deciding to make a WV Birthday Vase.
Ruth Varney