Day 79-Tequila Sunrise

Blenko Water Bottle Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise was never a catalog color but was made and sold at the Blenko Visitors Center.  It was made in 2005 and again in 2007.  I have had water bottles etched with these two dates.  Does anyone have any others dates?    (A date of 2004 has been reported.)  Tequila Sunrise is Yellow encased in Tangerine.  How can you tell if what you have is Tequila Sunrise?  There are 3 clues.   1.  Tequila Sunrise never shows any clear glass like Tangerine might because the clear would be masked by the underlying layer of Yellow.  2.  You should be able to see a distinct layer at the bottom because Tequila Sunrise is cased.   3. The throat of the Tequila Sunrise water bottle will have a thin but very visible layer of Yellow.

Etching Detail

Casing Detail

Color Comparison

You can see the Yellow as a translucent layer on the Tequila Sunrise on the right.  It is especially evident on the dark rim.  Right click the photo to enlarge.   (Tangerine on the left.)

Viewed under Ultraviolet light

I created a list of Blenko’s cased colors for your reference and added it to the posting below.

Cased Colors

Avocado…(Probably Topaz encased Emerald)

Azure…(cased Cobalt and cased Sapphire)

Celery…(cased Jungle and cased Kiwi) Kiwi and Jungle are the same colors.

Charcoal…(Sometimes cased in Crystal sometimes not)

Desert Green…(Topaz encased Emerald)

Dusty Rose…(cased Plum)

 Jade…(Teal encased Jonquil)

Lavender…(cased Violet)

Ocean Blue…(cased Electric)

Orchid…(cased Amethyst)

Seabreeze…(Sometimes cased, sometimes not, always Seabreeze)

Seafoam…(cased Emerald)

Spring Green…(cased Clover)

Sunburst…(An experimental color, orange cased in Crystal)

Tequila Sunrise …(Tangerine encased Yellow)

Topaz…(Sometimes encased in Crystal)




3 thoughts on “Day 79-Tequila Sunrise

  1. Tequila Sunrise is my favorite Blenko color. I love these pieces. The great thing about it is that it was so limited that you can only find a few pieces and thus limit your collection size. At any rate, this is a great bottle.

  2. I agree. This is a very beautiful bottle and among my favorites as well. It’s a great example of the type of beauty and quality that can come out of a superior Glass House!

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