Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Husted Vineyard vases

Hi Doc,

A couple of Vineyard vases that are new to my collection. I have always wanted to add this Vineyard vase to my collection and was surprised to find myself in possession of two within a week. I first stumbled upon the "61 Charcoal piece pictured on the right in a shop in Weatherford, Texas. I had spent most of my time wandering through several shops and was getting a feeling that I was going to come up empty-handed again when I spotted this on a shelf. With the "Blenko" etched signature and pristine condition I was happy to have found this one. I came home later that night and found another as a "Buy It Now" on Ebay for the same low price and decided that the Jonquil would be a nice companion to the Charcoal example I now had. These are Husted designed Blenko #6046. I particularly enjoy the random top edge to the vases.

Hope you agree,

Bruce Specht

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