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, September 09, 2013

Blenko - Special Series for Kaufman's in the 80s

Note:  These were made for Kaufman's of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Hi Hillary,
I was reading the blog and saw where someone asked about a special series made
for the Kaufman store. I don't know if this is the same but I have one other
piece of this same design which is a larger version of the vase on the left with
undulating sides and thread wrapped around the body. There is only one other
design of this same style I have seen which was an even taller vase which I lost
the bid on several years ago and it ended up in the hands of a large collector
in Arlington Texas. Maybe you can post and I will finally get the confirmation
on the store this special run was produced for. Both pieces are signed by



Anonymous said...

I've seen the bowl many times but didn't know what it was.
I also saw a vase much like one of our WVa Birthday Vases but in crystal with the webbing.
Next time I'll purchase.
Thank you Doc and Bruce.
Alice H.

Anonymous said...

Hillary I own a basket - a vase and the bowl large rim bowl. I was told it was a 3 piece event.
80 to 83
What is the truth?

Anonymous said...

I have five pieces of crystal from DS
with signature number
and Blenko signature
I was told they are Kaufman's
Leona McKowan
Charleston, WV

Anonymous said...

Please share a photo with us so we can see. Just a simple shot on an uncluttered background so everyone can give us their input and we can get a definitive answer.