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.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Readers Q - Answered
Answer from : Blenko Project Volunteer(s).
This appears to be a Blenko #7229 in either the large version at 14 1/2" tall ($80.-100.) or the smaller version at 12" tall ($60.-80.). The color appears to be Blenko's Olive Green with the crackle finish. Even though the design number would be a '72 design the canister does not appear until the '74 catalog in the Leslie Pina reference book I have and the design disappears before the '77 catalog pages. Olive Green is the more common color and would be on the lower value side versus one in Emerald Green or Pine. Looks interesting and I hope this has been of help in appreciating what your family is enjoying.
I am trying to help a good friend ID a piece of presumably Blenko crinkle glass that I believe is from at least the 40's. I do not have a tremendous amount of info, and the vase is in Texas. Please find attached the picture I recieved. I does not seam to any be any larger than 12-14". I am a collector of Pilgrim glass myself, but have dappled in Blenko, especially the crinkle variety. If you can give me an approximate time frame, and possible a guesstimate on value it would be greatly appreciated by our good friends in Texas. I know it is a sort of family heirloom that has been passed down at least a few generations. Any help you might be able to give or direct me in would make a few Texans very happy.
Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
Sincerly and a big fan,
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