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.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Blenko Glass www.blenkoproject.org - Water bottle


I collect the Blenko water bottles, each year I buy the new colors and the odd ones when I can find an odd one.

I'm now into my 7th year and have almost 50 waterbottles.

Will they increase in value- and are there bottles more valuable than others?

I've never paid more than $40 thus far for an individual bottle.



The waterbottle is one of my favorite items - Blenko Glass blows into the mold to create the water bottle - this allows for altering the spout - adding texture etc. - the water bottle has been altered many times. My favorite is the classic bottle with handle. This was made for a short time - due to breakage - the handle is fragile.

In the 20 years we've collected water bottles have increased by 250% in price. The water bottle with handle sells for upward of $125.

The value in all Blenko Glass limited to the enjoyment you receive when using your glass. While the price or value may increase - enjoy your glass - use your water bottles to hold liquid, or as a flower vase.

Good Luck with your collection. If you have suggestions for new colors etc., don't hesitate to leave your comments when you visit Blenko Glass Visitor Center in Milton, WVa. Blenko is a small factory and they often respond to customer request.


Photo: Ruby water bottle with Handle from

collection of Tim and Karin Alonzo of Texas.


Anonymous said...

Is it the light in this photo or is the ruby two different shades?
Color consistency is an issue. I thought it was only with the new glass, but perhaps it was always an issue.

penny said...

I have yet to see this item other thanin a photo.
Anyone have one to sell?