Day 453-Wheat

 

Blenko Water Botle Gold

Blenko Water Bottle Wheat

Another example that displays the consistency of color in Gold.  The color may vary from piece to piece but within a single piece the color is even from side to side and top to bottom.  From what I can tell this is one of the hallmarks of Blenko’s gold.  I think that the mold did not get totally closed when this example was made as the side seams are quite pronounced.

New Information-May 31, 2014

I had myself convinced that this was a Gold water bottle.  The deeper spouts and the even color made me fairly confident that I had  “struck Gold.”  Comparisons of this water bottle to other Gold and other Wheat water bottles have now convinced me that it is indeed Wheat.    Thanks to a sharp eyed collector, I am now correct in my identification.

Seam Detail

Seam Detail

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6 thoughts on “Day 453-Wheat

  1. This is probably the most beautiful example of Blenko Gold that I have ever seen. This bottle truly lives up to the name. I would be a proud owner. These are the kind of pieces that keep my collecting interest alive. Just when you think you might never see another water bottle you like or don’t have it shows up whether unattainable or not. It’s nice to know that they are still out there and I am not alone in my quest for beautiful glass.

  2. Please keep in mind that the 5610 series of the Wayne Husted “Bone Handled” Pitcher, made only in 1956, has a Gold variant and mine fluoresces under a black light. So I think there is more research that needs to be done on this color.

    1956 Crystal, Charcoal, Sea Green, GOLD, Amber, Teal, Amethyst, Lime

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