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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Waterford Sax - Seeking Blenko Musical Instrument

Recall some time ago you mentioned collecting Waterford stemware. I also recall you play Sax. Thus I am sending this Waterford Sax with a Blenko question. Did Blenko do a musician instrument? Does anyone have a ' lunch time' musician instrument? I collect hand blown musician instruments. If you have Blenko I'd like to purchase. I recently found a Fenton
trombone and a Fenton guitar. Sol


lorin said...

The recent guitar, banjo and fiddle come to mind. They are larger than the one in the photo and are truly blown, not lampworked.

Anonymous said...

Those are recent and all done by the new trained in NC glassworker ( right?), wasn't there a set of musical instruments made by Jarfly R. - I was always told the small 13 inch fiddle we have and the 18-20 inch drum were made by Jarfly, never a part of the catalog but were sold at VC. Story we were told is he made a couple dozen in a six month period gave first dozen to co workers and then Marion Blenko ask if he wanted to put a sample in VC. This maybe legend and not truth, as no sticker on the pieces. For a decade I bought glass from Mrs. Ball on the strip in Milton. If now I were looking for unique pieces I would try the shops on either side of the Mexican resturant on is it Main Street.
Milton Resident

Atomic Crestwood said...

I have a blue Blenko guitar. I would sell it as I have two.

Anonymous said...

Milton Resident
you must be Not a Milton Resident
or EX Milton Resident.
Ms. Ball was wonderful I also miss her shop.