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 05, 2017

Blenko Glass Lamps. Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass.

Can you help me get info on these lamps?

Most Blenko Glass Lamps.
Are made from Blenko Glass Vases.
You might look in the catalogues for a vases similar to the shape of your vase base.
 A worker at Blenko CH  ( Charlie Harsbarger) is the person most often responsible for
making the lamps.  He is a talented lamp designer.  He uses high quality glass rods and high quality wires.
For years until the mid 70s Blenko provides shades, after this time no shades were provided.  It was too difficult to ship the shades and also  Blenko tell me the decorators wanted the ability to use their own shades.

Its impossible to tell what year your lamp was made.  Some lamps have the initials CH and a date.  If you have one of these lamps then the date would be significant.

Otherwise check the catalog for the year your base was made.   Blenko glass designs are often in the catalog for a decade or most.

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