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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.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Can you Identify? - NEED PICS




I enjoyed reading your web site. Attached are 2 photos of my 92-year-old mother and a blue tray she received as a wedding present in 1940 in Houston, TX. She received Blenko gifts that year, and we thought it might be Blenko; however, looking at your web site, I see it must be something else. It is sky blue, and instead of crackles has bubbles, making the texture sort of bumpy. It is rather heavy; I don’t think it is plastic. It has no markings. Any idea what it might be? The answer may be, blue glass!

Ann B

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilary
I worked at Blenko for 30 years.
Blenko did not make that tray, these trays were made by Dunbar Glass in Dunbar, WV.
Lawrence

Anonymous said...

I M THINKING THIS BLENKO
WE SAW A SET OF 4 IN A MILTON SHOP OWNED BY MR BALL AN WE WERE TOLD THEY WERE BLENKO
CANT REMEMBER WHY HE SAID THEY WERE MADE BUT HE TOLD US A STORY.
AS HILARY SAY
S
ALL BLENKO COMES WITH A STORY.
LOVE BLENKO, LOVE YOU ALL,
HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM ROXIE, BRUCE, OR RAM? MY PRAYERS THAT OF YOU HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY
MOUNTAIN RITA

ICE AND SNOW CONTINUE IN THE EASTERN PANHANDLE!

Anonymous said...

Nope this is anchor hocking and its from 1970 not the 40s.

Anonymous said...

Steak tray from Dunbar Glass
also made by Viking and a couple other plants.
Steve

Anonymous said...

Lawrence is right these are not Blenko. ITS a steak tray by Dunbar glass.
D. Lemley

candy said...

Steak tray made by anchor hocking
came with 6 individual and one large Cost was 60$ new
long ago.
Hope this helps.
Im looking for the #s, will return when I find these.