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    Posted 9 years ago

    sparrow75
    (2 items)

    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, 9 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, 9 years ago
      yeah, he died in 1988, car accident. the piece is dated 1981, you can see it in his signature.
    3. susan, 9 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, 9 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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