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.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Husted chalice

Hi Hillary,
This chalice was a gift from my sister-in-law this past Christmas. She had visited around Thanksgiving and mentioned that she thought she had seen what might be a piece of Blenko in one of her local shops and described it to me. I of course got excited and pulled out one of my Pina reference books to show her the piece. She said yes, that is it, and it was only $35.00 so she would pick it up for me when she returned to Florida. Of course, after she returned she pretended that it was gone, but low and behold Santa delivered this to me Christmas morning. One I had been hoping to add to the collection for years.
Moral of the story: Your friends and family may think you are over the top but they still can come through with some great finds for you.


DrAnnu said...


DrAnnu said...

Everyone in my circle knows of my American Glass collection. The end result being I get glass for all holidays, thus far none of it made in USA or important.
I think you have good glass karma.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

See some Swedish glass that will remind you of BLENKO glass, or vice versa, here:


sweetdoc said...

Another great photo.

sweetdoc said...

One thing I'm learning there are no pattens for glass and everyone steals designs.
Viking, Cambridge, Dunbar, Blenko and then the 'out of the USA' thiefs.