Blenko has produced numerous punch bowls--or large round bowls easily adapted to serving punch--over the years, but this one is by far the coolest, rarest and most highly coveted! Wayne Husted's large glass bowl, 'footed' with a clear cone base, has that distinctive mid-century mod flair. Designed for Blenko's 1954 catalog (model #5412) and produced for two years only ('54 & '55), our #5412 Blenko must have been produced in small quantities as I can only find THREE examples on the whole of Worthpoint (which aggregates online auction sales going back over a decade)!
The bowl itself (not counting the base) is roughly 8.5" tall and holds somewhere between 2.5 and 3 gallons of liquid. It would be a magnificent centerpiece filled with fruit or flowers or floating candles or just by itself. Better grab it though. This is too rare and too AWESOME to last!
DIMENSIONS: 12" tall x ~11" wide
CONDITION: Excellent; light scuffing/scratching from use on bowl interior (fewer on exterior), but nothing notable or visible on display or in use
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