Vase, "Design #374", 1932–35
Glass. Gift of Damon Crain. 2012-16-1.
- Manufactured by Blenko Glass Company
What is this?
Amethyst coil wrapped baluster body, the coil applied on the cylindrical upper portion above a bulbous base.
Why is this in our collection?
The Blenko Glass Company represents the combination of technological advances in glassmaking with original designs noted for their focus on color, a key element of the glassware’s impact. Blenko originally produced flat glass for windows, including stained glass for the windows of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The company earned national recognition, especially for the creation of a strong ruby red glass that could be double fired. Red, a notoriously fugitive color in glass, was generally unstable could not be fired a second time. Blenko’s glass could be double fired without loss of color, which enabled enamel decorators to paint on it. William Blenko, the company’s founder, patented the... more