SUPER RARE 1959-Only Blenko 5942-L Wayne Husted "U CUT" Glass Cylinder Vase in Lilac - Serious Collectors Only


You're looking at a spectacular highly coveted and very rare piece of Blenko, the 5942-L "U cut" cylindrical vase by Wayne Husted, produced for one year only in Lilac, a super rare color in itself. In 1959, the Corning Museum of Glass, along with some of the most esteemed art museums in the United States, put together an international glass exhibition to highlight and honor the state of the art in art glass technology and design. Wayne Husted's 5942-L vase, the first piece of art glass featured in the lengthy United States section, was the only Blenko featured. While this design was produced in two sizes, the larger one (~16", which this is) is far rarer than the ridiculously rare smaller ~11-12" versions. All key search terms on Worthpoint (e.g. Blenko 5942, 5942s, 5952L, Blenko U-Cut, etc.) turned in fewer than 10 results--only ONE of which was for the 5942L. That's how crazy rare this piece is.

Rarity aside, this is an incredibly beautiful and well preserved piece -- if not for the significant base wear, I'd term it PRISTINE. No cracks, nicks, detectable scratches or stains. BLENKO is acid-etched on the base, as was all Blenko production during 1959.

Dimensions: ~16" tall x ~3.75" base diameter
Condition: Excellent, gorgeous, wear on base


Corning Museum's "Glass 1959: a special exhibition of international contemporary glass" pdf (345 pages):
Corning Museum's 5942-L Vase:

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