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.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Blenko Glass Company. Faded Jade Vase and Bowl
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,