Today we are delighted to offer for sale a beautiful and rare Blenko glass amberina decanter by Joel Myers!
Blenko, founded in 1921 in West Virginia, is the most colorful name in glass and noted for its skilled craftsmanship and creative design. Joel Myers was Blenko’s director of design in the 1960s, and did many pieces with a signature applied coil.
This large (15 inches) Mid Century Modern-style two piece decanter is nicely crafted of hand-blown glass. The piece features a tapering round design, with a long, straight neck. A thick, applied spiral coil extends down part of the neck. A large round, flat end stopper completes the piece, which is done in a beautiful Amberina colorway, fading from a deep tangerine orange at the neck and top of the piece to a bright yellow at the bottom. A pontil is present on the underside of the piece. The vase will be the focal point of any interior and add timeless elegance and style to any room. Vase is unsigned which is not unusual, but clearly a Myers design, and can be authenticated by a simple Google search.
Decanter presents beautifully and is in very good vintage condition, with minimal display wear/scuffing and patina as expected and commensurate with age. There are a couple of minor occlusions/lines that do not appear to be damage and are typical to the hand-blown nature of the piece. There is intentional roughness on the inside of the neck and along the bottom of the stopper. One small scratch is present towards the bottom of the decanter; it is very small and we did our best to photograph it. Please review all photos carefully.
This decanter will be a statement piece in any room, and is getting harder to find in any condition, let alone one as nice as this one in the most desirable color. Don’t miss out!
Dimensions/decanter: appx. 12-1/4″ in height, 1-1/4″ in across top opening, 5-1/2″ in across flat bottom, appx. 7-1/4″ in across front (at widest point)
Dimensions/stopper: 3-1/2″ in height, appx 1-7/8″ in width (widest point)
Total height with stopper in vase: appx. 15-1/4″ in