Vintage Blenko #413L Ruby Giant Goblet
Pre-designerOkay, so you've been looking on eBay for a nice piece of Blenko Glass, but if you do a thorough search as I often do you will see an alarming trend. 1. Most sellers wouldn't know Blenko Glass if came up and slapped them on the face. Either they are too lazy or out for a quick buck. DO SOME RESEARCH! There are plenty of resources out there! You should never have to see "Blenko?" on an auction. 2. People who are trying to sell at an exorbitant price. Pulling numbers out of thin air hoping just to make a quick buck, or worse. If they overpaid for their items, that's their fault not yours. You should not subsidize someone else's ignorance. The vast majority of Blenko Glass can be purchased for less that $400-$500. Of course, rare and hard to find pieces are the exception, but those pieces are few and far between. 3. Lastly there are those who slap "RARE" "HARD To FIND" and "ONE OF A KIND" on everything they have. Here is a rule I was told by a more experienced collector, when I first started, regarding online auctions: 75% of items listed as Blenko are not, and more that half of what is Blenko is either misidentified or over-priced. On to the good stuff! A little background info on this design. It is a beautiful Ruby giant goblet made during the pre-designer era at Blenko Glass. Blenko Design No. 413L. Blenko Glass was originally called Eureka Art Glass for their discovery of an elusive ruby formula. Here is a perfect example of all their labor! Imagine this item as part of your bar set. Better yet--you may even just enjoy it as a beautiful piece of Blenko Art Glass that stands on its own. If you prefer, you can place it on a shelf or window sill and watch the light pass through it. This Giant Goblet stands almost 13 inches tall! I have photographed it next to a Gold 413L (NOT FOR SALE) so you can see how much more substantial this ruby goblet is next to the yellow one. It is quite heavy and thicker than you average giant goblet. You will not regret getting this lovely piece. If you do, send it back and I will refund all of your moneyThere is no cloudiness, glass sickness, breaks or chips of any kind. Of course, it contains some normal wear and of course the Blenko pontil mark. This item has a fair opening bid and no reserve. Check out my other auctions. Flat shipping rate of $30.00 for this piece (insurance optional) due to it's weight and size. No hidden fees or charges. Good luck!