BLENKO Wayne Husted Glass Floor | Architectural Decanter in AMETHYST | Purple


The clean modern lines of Blenko's #6138 architectural decanter, designed by Wayne Husted for the 1961 catalog, made it so sustainably popular that Blenko produced it for the whole of the 1960s and the 1970s. And then, around a quarter of a century later (2003), they brought it back again--with a new catalog number (3203) and some minor changes (see photo #2). Notice that the decanter has grown sleeker--somewhat narrower in diameter with a less pronounced flange at the neck.

Unlike most of my other pieces, this is not a 'collector' play. (Not yet, anyway, as it was produced in and stamped 2008 on the base. Note, however, that Blenko hasn't produced this design in some years and getting your hands on one isn't so easy.) This is a SHEER AWESOMENESS play! Blenko glass, at its finest, has truly sublime qualities and the color and clarity of this piece make it absolutely weep-worthy! Done in "Vineyard" (the only purple in Blenko's 2007-2008 catalog), this is a deep complex more purple amethyst most akin to the much-coveted "Mulberry" of 1958 and Plum" of 1967 (while the lighting isn't optimal, the last photo shows this beauty on display with my Mulberry, Lilac, and Plum Blenkos).

Photo #3 shows the piece in natural light, photo #4--in front of a sunny window--shows off the clarity and shade/color variations in the glass.

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DIMENSIONS: 34.25" tall, ~8.5" base diameter

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