This Blenko #579 pitcher by Wayne Husted, produced from 1957-1959, is a magnificent design, certainly,m but this beauty, well, it's ALL about the COLOR! The deepest boldest most ATOMIC red/orange I've ever seen. Wayne Husted originated Blenko's celebrated 'Tangerine' color in 1957, the same year that this decanter was first produced -- in his blog, he discusses how adding selenium to cadmium and sulfur (the latter two which are needed to create yellow) produces "a straw yellow hue" until the glass is reheated. From there, the bright bold RED/ORANGE exemplified dramatically in this explosively vibrant pitcher is born. (According to oft-repeated "Blenko lore", it is THIS full-out 100% orange that Husted originally envisioned for Blenko's Tangerine--there's not even any yellow in the handle.)
It simply cannot last.
DIMENSIONS: 16.5" tall, ~7" in widest diameter
CONDITION: Near flawless and minty & clean, with the moderate base wear expected on such an old and heavy piece.
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