Blenko Glass


Blenko Glass Company was founded in 1930, in Milton, West Virginia, by William John Blenko. They produced tableware, hand-blown art glass, vases, and much more. The pieces were usually handmade and in solid colors.

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In 1923, William’s son, William H. Blenko joined the company. During the Great Depression, they survived by making stained glass and hand-blown stemware. They were first known as The Eureka Glass Company in 1921, but changed their name to Blenko in 1930.

In 1933, they became the exclusive manufacturer for a line of reproduction tableware and stemware for Colonial Williamsburg.

Through the years, they hired creative designers that kept the company innovative. In the mid 1940’s, Winslow Anderson became chief designer, introducing indented vases and flat-bottom decanters. Wayne Husted worked for the company from 1953 – 1963, introducing portrait vases and Spool decanters, some as high as three feet tall. In the 1960’s, they hired Joel Philip Myers, a glass artist who helped found the Studio Glass movement.

Blenko is still in business today making decorative items and stained glass.

Blenko Glass Marks
BLENKO HANDCRAFT – foil label (1930’s – 1982)
Blenko Joel Philip Myers – on the bottom of products made for Gump’s in 1964
Wayne Husted logo (1958 – 1961)

Blenko Glass Patterns, Designs
Echoes
Heavy Swedish Type Vases
Raindrop
Regal
Rialto

Popular Blenko Glass
Art Glass
Bookends
Bowls
Crackle Glass
Decanters – glass decanter, spool decanter, wedge-cut decanter
Glassware
Lamps
Paperweights
Pitchers – glass pitcher, water pitcher
Tableware
Vases – glass vase, portrait vase

Blenko Artists And Designers
Axel Muller
Carl Ebert Erickson
Louis Miller
Wayne Husted
Winslow Anderson

Blenko Glass Value, Price Guide
High $ – Mid $$$


6 Comments

  1. V Drake May 8, 2017

    I have a green vase.Its tall and has a clear spade top with stopper.It is handblown and has a Benko tag.Anyone know anything about it?

  2. daniel blake April 20, 2017

    Hi, I have a foil labeled large 8″h x 6 1/2″ d, bowl. looks to be “grass” in color. It also has another , price type sticker saying ” blenko milton wv and the # 7330m”
    I can’t find a photo of it anywhere. ,is the 7330 m a design # ? Any help would be greatly appreciated..
    Dan

  3. Stacey Mansfield July 10, 2016

    Hello, I am trying to find this product that my employees broke from a client and were wondering if you guys have it in stocked. There is no way I can copy and paste the photo through here, but a description of the statue is a shiny gold fish with a white solid glass along with amber colored fins. Thank you.

  4. hector montalvo September 5, 2014

    I am still waiting for an answer to my question. My number is 347 920 1149. Please respond.

  5. hector montalvo August 14, 2014

    I obtained a glass drinking bottle of Wm. Greenhow. The thing is the bottle is a deep purple and not exactly like the blue ones you advertise. Can you tell me if this also a replica?

  6. lv November 18, 2013

    What does the Blenko sandblast mark look like?

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