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.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vintage Blenko vs New Blenko

Photo of Blenko from 3 decades - no outstanding pieces, all cobalt or crystal. Husted Martini pitcher, Nickerson jug, Sheperd bowl w/ handle....

New or Old

One color or one designer

How to start a collection?

The question I'm most often ask is 'where do I find good Blenko for very low price?' The next most popular question is the one Ralph ask:

" What Blenko should I purchase?

Each time this question appears I'm reminded of Lewis Carroll's line from Alice In Wonderland.

" Would you tell me , please, which way I ought to go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.

" I don't much care where" said Alice

" Then it doesn't matter which way you go." said the Cat.

Those with good/ great collection start with a plan and a goal. Before your next Blenko purchase, establish some parameters and goals for your collection*

Note: 1) A Goal is a dream with a time line.

2) Human ambitions are like Japanese carps, they grow proportionality to the size of their environment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for that bowl, is it part of the Kaufman series?
I have two pieces and need the bowl, will you ask the owner to sell?
Anyone with the Kaufman pieces ( 3 pieces of crystal glass made for Kaufmans of Pittsburgh)
contact me and I'll purchase.