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Blenko Art Glass88 of 105Nice Blenko bottle.Art Glass Ewer group
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Posted 6 years ago


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Picked this piece up at an auction extremely cheap. A very knowledgeable Blenko collector later told me it was a piece made for and sold through the Biltmore Estate in NC. I've been trying to more research but I haven't seen one like it yet. Was made in 1981. Missing the stopper unfortunately.

This is the second Blenko piece I have purchased at an estate sale, quickly becoming a Blenko fan. If you have additional info/history on this piece, please let me know.

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  1. cindyjune cindyjune, 6 years ago
    I do know that Don Shepard passed away after a car accident maybe in the late 60's or early 70's?
  2. sparrow75, 6 years ago
    yeah, he died in 1988, car accident. the piece is dated 1981, you can see it in his signature.
  3. susan, 6 years ago
    I own this one mine is numbered.
    Glassdoc from Blenko Blog also owns, she has a stopper I do not.
    The story I received was 50 were made, it is in the same design as the #1 birthday vase designed by Blenko. It was sold by Biltmore and Kaufman Dept Store
    available in crystal and blue.
    I paid $100 which Glassdoc said was a very reasonable price.
    Hope this helps.
  4. sparrow75, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the info! Where is yours numbered? I don't think mine is. Is yours signed like mine? I paid $5 for mine at an auction!

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