Check out this RARE spectacular ONE-YEAR-ONLY Blenko Wayne Husted 5929-S glass decanter in RARE 2-year only Lilac! While the 5929 design was first produced in 1959 and last produced in 1960, only the 5929-L (the larger, architectural size) was produced for two years. The 5929-S (this baby here) was produced for only ONE year, in 1960. This beauty is so hard to find that, according to Worthpoint, less than TWENTY of Blenko's vintage #5929 decanters (of either size) were sold in online auctions over the last decade (properly identified, that is). And only ONE of them was in Lilac! Ours also has "BLENKO" acid-etched on the base (see photo #3).
Given the rarity and desirability of this piece, you'll have to make a few wee allowances. While the production values are generally good, there is a noteable long bubble (not popped!) that can be felt on the inside of the decanter. (See photos 3 & 4). Also, while the piece is clean and free of mineral deposits, there is a bit of that condensation 'blur' akin to the light fog of 'smoker's breath' (when the glass blower exhales his cigarette smoke into the glass) concentrated in the second section of the bottle. Condensation stains are very common to this model--particularly in the second section (just below the neck) which seems ideally designed to trap water vapor. However, you won't see it unless you're looking for it under strong direct light, and certainly not on display.
Dimensions: ~20.5" tall, 7" in base diameter
Condition: Very Good; heavy base wear, some indistinct condensation "fog" (invisible on display)
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