Blenko's big, beautiful and curvaceous flat-sided pitcher (design #967 by Winslow Anderson), produced through the first half of the 1950s, is popular for its graceful sweeping lines and super modern vibe.
Ours here is in Blenko's lovely AMETHYST, which, for some reason, is somewhat of a rarity in this design despite the fact that Amethyst was a catalog color through much of its production: Of the roughly 40 967s sold on ebay and online auctions over the last decade, only 4 have been in amethyst.
The sides of the pitcher are 'seeded'', e.g. strewn with randomly sized bubbles which create a cool texture and cause sunlight to splatter brilliantly when in front of a window. This beautiful specimen is in near mint condition--amazing clarity, sparkling clean unstained interior and high production values (no tool marks and only one tiny embedded piece of ash). Base wear and a few light scratches on the pitcher body are the only indication that this beauty wasn't made yesterday, let alone nearly 70 years ago.
Dimensions: 12.25" tall by about 9"" wide (including the handle) and 5" deep.
Condition: Minty except for expected base wear and a couple of light hard to find scratches
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Aug 29, 2018
Lovely pitcher! Thank you