BLENKO Wayne Husted #6212 Glass Decanter in 1961-2-Only CHARCOAL--CRAZY Mint & Rare!


Amongst Wayne Husted's last designs for Blenko before he left in 1963 was the 6212 footed decanter, and it was so incredibly popular, it remained in production through the remainder of the 1960s AND the 1970s! (While the original flame stopper was changed to a ground teardrop stopper in 1970, the rest of the decanter and its model number remained the same.) In fact, the 6212 decanter is probably the most widely available design of the mid-century period. Particularly in Tangerine and Turquoise, colors that were produced throughout the 6212 decanter's nearly 20 year run. It's also fairly common to see the 6212 in Olive Green. After that, color frequencies decline dramatically as the other colors available during the 6212 production period had much more limited runs. For example, the 6212 was produced in Jonquil, Sea Green, and Honey for only three out of 18 years, and in Peacock for only two years. Amethyst and Plum were one year-only colors, and over my 13 years of collecting Blenko, I can still count how many 6212s in Peacock and purples I've come across on one hand.

The Blenko 6212 decanter in Charcoal -- the one you're looking at here-- is the only one in this color I have EVER seen. I can't find another anywhere on the internet or in historical ebay auction records.

Blenko's Charcoal is an uncommon and highly coveted color that was produced between 1954 and 1958, and then again in 1961 into 1962 (though it wasn't even a catalog color in 1962). But the Charcoal of the 1960s was different than the earlier version--it was bluer. So finding ANY Blenko in this sublime 1961 Charcoal is very special. Finding this 6212 decanter in 1961 Charcoal? It's an absolute unicorn! And--this piece is in the MINTIEST possible condition. It is pristine with high production values--museum quality, even if the color wasn't so impossibly rare.

DIMENSIONS: 22" tall

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