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Offline quailman

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Blenko Glass Tumblers - Additional Info Blenko Collectors?
« on: July 10, 2011, 02:57:04 AM »
Hello Folks,

I recently acquired this pair of art glass "tumblers" (if that's what they are) at an auction where they were represented as being made by Blenko.  I was hoping that someone could help me confirm this and provide some additional information.  Specifically, I was wondering if a collector could help me determine what years this design was made and who the designer was (if known).  If you can help me with the official color name, that would be helpful too.

Each of the tumblers measures about 4" tall and 4 3/8" wide.  I also provided a closeup of the pontil (last photo), if that helps any.

Thanks in advance!


(http://img3.sellersourcebook.com/users/49030/blenkotumb_both.jpg)

(http://img3.sellersourcebook.com/users/49030/blenkotumb_single2.jpg)

(http://img3.sellersourcebook.com/users/49030/blenkotumb_pontil.jpg)


Offline Ohio

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Re: Blenko Glass Tumblers - Additional Info Blenko Collectors?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 01:56:19 PM »
Try this site as its the one most of us in the U.S. use. Ken
http://blenkocollectors.com/welcome.html


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Re: Blenko Glass Tumblers - Additional Info Blenko Collectors?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 02:41:32 PM »
Thanks for the link.  I had already checked there, however.  I finally found the answer on another site that has images from old Blenko catalogs.  The tumblers are design #418S, which appeared in the 1948-1951 catalogs.  Apparently, these tumblers were also remade later.  The color of these tumblers is officially called "tangerine", which wasn't made in the 1948-1951 period, so these must be the later reissues.

If you're interested in images from old Blenko catalogs, the link is:

http://www.blenkoarchive.org/blenko_catalogs.htm


 

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