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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Blenko Glass. Blenko Blog. 365 Days of Blenko Photos. Sponge Bob Vase ( item # 6812)


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Here are three examples of the piece that Blenko employees refer to now as Sponge Bob vases, item number 6812.  I always thought that the circles looked like orange slices but some people think of them as sand dollars.  The colors are, to the best of my knowledge, Olive Green, Turquoise and a later example of Teal.
Lorin

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lori
are these new or old?
I can never tell
love the design
if they are new I want to order.

Lorin said...

These are from the 60's. Blenko is currently making them as vases, that is without spouts, just flaired lips. The cost at the Visitors Center has been $35.00 if I recall correctly. I can send photos to Hillary of the current ones if anyone is interested.
Lorin

Anonymous said...

A beauitful photo.
I phoned Blenko today
the lady said these are available on line.
Geoff

Anonymous said...

Phoned the VC
the lady didn't seem to understand what i needed.
I gave the item * and referred her to this page
and still no luck.
Perhaps giving the VC workers a catalog would be helpful.
Thank you Lorin

Lorin said...

Blenko refers to these vases as "Sponge Bobs" after the recent cartoon character. The VC workers will probably respond favorable to that name.

Anonymous said...

Good suggestion
I used the catalog number.

RalphMeranto said...

we have one in a mixed orange/red/amber color