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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Glass ID

Maggie ,   We are going to suggest you go to www.blenkoproject.org   for a complete listing - the only on line complete set of catalogs for Blenko Glass.   There you may search for your decanter.   If after searching you don't find anything similar please
write to us,  and we'll continue the search.
Dr V uploaded the entire Blenko Catalog collection -  he spent many hours ( along with other volunteers) collecting, borrowing, then scanning the catalogs to allow collectors to do an online search.
We hope you find the www.blenkoproject.org  website and the extensive catalogs to be benefical.

Good Morning,

I recently found a beautiful "amber" colored decanter at a garage sale and believe it to be an original Blenko piece.  I reached out to info@blenkoglass.com and they could not be sure on the identification.  They suggested I reach out to you for confirmation.

I searched your catalogs and maybe missed it but didn't seem to see the piece I have.

Please let me know if you believe this is an original and what date it is from and who was the artist.

Thank you so much!


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Anonymous said...

After much discussion with Kayla about the color we tend to believe this to be a Blenko #565 in Gold. The overhead picture showing the bright yellowness is what was throwing us a little but I found a nice reference picture to support calling it Gold. The confusion you may have had in identifying the piece is found in the finish of the top of the neck. This ship decanter often will not have the flared lip but will just be straight up without any flaring. You can find this piece in the Leslie Pina reference book "Blenko Cool 50's & 60's Glass on page 59 or under the online "Blenko Archive" catalog listings for 1956-1958 with the flared neck which changes to the straight neck in 1959 and 1960 which appears to be the last this decanter was produced.

Hope this is helpful.

Bruce Specht

Anonymous said...

what is info@blenkoglass.com

Anonymous said...

does blenko project also have catalogs 56 to 58?
just wondering?

Anonymous said...

yes, here is link for catalogs from 1950 to 1959, thanks, V http://www.blenkoproject.org/1950-1959