Blenko Green Butterfly Art Glass Paperweight
Handmade art glass butterfly and has a few tiny air bubble to let you know.
Because our glass is made in small batches and our processes are performed by hand, it is common to observe small air bubbles, lines or individual marks left by our craftsmen. These are not flaws - but rather the distinctive nature of the hand-made process - which identify and magnify the uniqueness of each piece of glass. That's what Blenko had to say about there work.
The glass is approx.1/2" thick 4" inches across. Vintage unmarked made by Blenko Glass.
The Blenko Glass Company was founded in 1893 by William J. Blenko.
William was at some time offered a job at Tiffany's in New York for $50.00 a week and he apparently took this job. Finally in 1921, he decided to move to Milton, WV.
The original name of the company was Eureka Glass Company. It was called this because William J. Blenko spent years trying to find a ruby red sheet glass that would not change colors when painted and fired. When he developed this color, he threw his arms in the air and said, "Eureka, I've found it!" In 1923, his 26-year-old son William H. Blenko Sr. , with wife Marion and two-year-old son William Jr. joined him in Milton. This is when the factory finally took off.
In 1933, William Sr .negotiated a contract to become the exclusive manufacturer for Colonial Williamsburg.
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