Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Blenko Glass Company. Faded Jade Vase and Bowl

HI Doc,
Sometimes even a mistake can take on it's own beauty. All three of these pieces are in Blenko Jade or were supposed to be as is the case of the two vases on the right. Both of these were supposed to be solid Jade but the gathering and blowing process produced these fade patterns where the turquoise covering the jonquil base color was too thin to achieve an even jade coloring. As with most Jade pieces and as illustrated in the bowl if you are wondering if a piece is Jade or another Blenko green, just look at the edges as you hold the piece up to strong light. If you see the turquoise "edges" you are holding an example of Jade.The three examples here are, from the left, a Blenko #3744, a Blenko #5824, and a Blenko # 533.

Hope this helpful,
Bruce S.


Anonymous said...

This is the unusual Blenko is it not?
My friends and I collect but have never seen these items.
Thanks to you all.

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Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I have 14 W Va Birthday Vases I inherited and want to sell.
Can I post them here?
Caren Miller