Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Can you help identify?


We could use a bit of your help. We have recently acquired the attached glass. Can you give us some background on it and if you stumble on an estimated worth that would also be helpful. Thanks!



Anonymous said...

Will someone help this lady and label the glass?

Anonymous said...

I will try to help, This is a Rainbow Glass produced spiral wrapped vase or at least that is what I remember seeing as a sticker on a piece I handled several years ago. These often show up for sale being misidentified as Blenko. Blenko did have a slightly similar design of the vase in the forties but the vase actually flared out more at the top of the vase and had a weighted bottom. It was Blenko #R497 or the 497 which did not have the spiral wrap. I actually have the non-wrapped 497 in my collection which would not be confused with this piece in any way.
Hope this helps lead you to a full identification.