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, April 28, 2011

Anderson Compote

Hi Hillary,
For my final photo I am sending this nice pair of Andersons. The compote has a great story behind it that I will share with you later. The first part of the story is that Debbie found this piece several years ago at an Antique Mall that was shutting down. Tucked on a back shelf behind a lot of other stuff. At the time I didn't know it was Blenko for sure but the color was what I knew had to be Chartreuse seed glass. Bought it and then spent the next six months trying to get it identified. Turns out I was right in that it is indeed Blenko and an outstanding design of Winslow Anderson, Blenko #974 Hollow Stem Compote. The smaller piece is another Anderson piece: a 947L in Chartreuse seed glass.


Anonymous said...

and Specht what a combination!
Thank you glassdoc

Anonymous said...

The color is wonderful
not the new lime or whatever kiwi
but a true yellow green

sweetdoc said...

I love Blenko seed glass
does anyone know the history of
seed glass for Blenko?

sweetdoc said...

Note: I heard Blenko is doing Chapter 11 - is this so?
Also heard no one is working full time except for skelton office staff?
Can anyone comment?

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