Check out this spectacular Blenko Wayne Husted 5929-S glass decanter in bright happy JONQUIL! While the 5929 design was first produced in 1959 and last produced in 1967, only the 5929-L (the larger, architectural size) was produced for the entire span of nine years. The 5929-S (this baby here) was produced for only TWO years, in 1960 and 1961. This beauty is so hard to find that, according to Worthpoint, less than THIRTY of Blenko's vintage #5929 decanters (of either size) were sold in online auctions over the last decade+ (properly identified, that is). Ours has "BLENKO" acid-etched on the base (see photo), which is becoming increasingly important given Blenko's 'reissue' of the Chessman decanter in recent years.
Our beautiful sunny Chessman decanter is in near-mint condition, with expected base wear on this heavy old piece, of course, and a few extremely light condensation stains that can hardly be seen in bright direct light and will never be seen on display, even with strong backlighting.
Dimensions: ~21" tall, 7" base diameter
Condition: Excellent; significant (as expected) base wear; some bubbles in the glass, mostly tiny, and other production artifacts; incredibly light evidence of condensation inside the bottle (so GOOD LUCK FINDING IT!).
ps. I've noticed that some of the 5929 decanters have cased glass stoppers (a crystal overlay over the top part of the stopper) and some do not, with no apparent pattern. "Blenko lore" has it that these decanters were difficult to execute and the original 1959 catalog shows a cased glass stopper. Perhaps (and this is SHEER speculation) the earlier 5929 decanter stoppers were blown in cased glass and later without it to reduce the complexity of production.
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