Blenko Green Water Pitcher with Applied Handle For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 6 images

Blenko Green Water Pitcher with Applied Handle


Nice size, nearly 20" high. Mid-1960s green Blenko pitcher in excellent condition!


  • Dimensions
    H 19.5 in. x Dm 7.25 in.H 49.53 cm x Dm 18.42 cm
  • Diameter
    7.25 in. (18.42 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Seller Reference Number
  • Reference Number
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Blenko Glass (Manufacturer)

A producer of hand-blown glass since 1893, Blenko Glass is currently headquartered in Milton, West Virginia, where it has operated since 1921. Among its many illustrious projects are the stained-glass windows it produced for St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Washington National Cathedral. Blenko is known today for the brilliant colors of its glass vessels and objects—particularly those produced in the 1950s and ’60s—which range from jewel-like blues and greens to brilliant reds and yellows.

The company was founded by William J. Blenko, an English immigrant who was apprenticed to a glassmaker in his native London as a young man. Blenko developed expertise in the production of rondels, the round panes used in stained glass windows. His interest in the potential of natural gas to fire glass furnaces led him to Milton, where abundant reserves of the fuel had attracted a pool of skilled glassblowers. Under the name Eureka Glass, his company began making window glass in 1923, and in 1925, he was joined in the business by his son, William H. Blenko.

When the Great Depression quelled demand for stained glass, William J. Blenko brought local Milton glassblowers into the company to begin producing stem- and tableware, products for which the company, which changed its name to Blenko in 1930, is now best known. Up until the end of World War II, Blenko’s tableware designs were fairly straightforward, and they sold well at American department such as Gump’s, in San Francisco. The company was also commissioned in 1930 to produce a line of reproductions for Colonial Williamsburg.

In 1947, the company hired as its art director Winslow Anderson, who introduced artful, fanciful and modern vessels and objects in vibrant colors. This began what collectors refer to as Blenko’s “historic period.” A number of Anderson’s designs were honored by the Museum of Modern Art’s Good Design Awards in 1950, and throughout the 1950’s and ‘60s, the company enjoyed robust sales and critical acclaim. The forms Blenko produced during this period followed the contemporary vogue for biomorphism, or organic modernism, which favored rounded and fluid shapes inspired by nature.

One of Blenko’s most influential designers, Wayne Husted, who was active from 1953 to ’63, is credited with aligning Blenko’s products with the prevailing mid-century modern aesthetic by pushing the envelope on both form and color, particularly in his wedge-cut and Spool decanters and his Echoes series. Joel Philip Myers, who designed for Blenko in the 1960s, brought a sense of whimsy and visual excess to the product line, in keeping with the psychedelic look favored during the period.

Blenko Glass still produces many of its classic designs in items ranging from stemware and tableware to decorative objects and ornamental decanters. Among collectors, pieces created under Husted’s creative direction are of special interest. The company has come to the attention of younger audiences through the documentaries Blenko: Hearts of Glass and Blenko Retro: Three Designers of American Glass, both of which aired on PBS. Blenko also designed the glass award trophy for the Country Music Awards.

About the Seller

4.7 / 5
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2008
Located in Philadelphia, PA
20th Century Specialists
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller

Blenko Amberina Stoppered Bottle

By Blenko
$165 Sale Price
72% Off
Blenko Amberina Stoppered Bottle
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bottles
Blown Glass
Blenko Amberina stoppered bottle that transitions from pale yellow up to a dark blood orange color. Stopper and bottle both perfect!

Blue Blenko Bulbous Stoppered Bottle

By Blenko
$165 Sale Price
56% Off
Blue Blenko Bulbous Stoppered Bottle
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass
Blown Glass
Nice squat Bulbous Blenko stoppered bottle. Perfect condition! Very nice bright blue glass, with clear stopper!
Blenko Amberina Covered Jar
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Glass
Blown Glass
Blenko Amberina covered Jar perfect in every way. The Amberina series coloring goes from a yellow to orange to a bright red by degree.
Arne Jacobsen Ant Chairs in Yellow and Green, S...
Arne Jacobsen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Nice grouping of Arne Jacobsen stacking Ant chairs. 1955 design, chairs have been in constant production, and often copied. These chairs from 1998 are the licenced models from Fritz ...
You May Also Like
Two-Tone Blenko Glass Pitcher, 1960s, USA
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Pitchers
Blenko Glass pitcher, 1960s, USA
Jonquil Yellow Blenko Pinwheel Pitcher / Carafe...
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Pitchers
Blown Glass
This striking Blenko double spouted pitcher or carafe was designed by Joel Myers for Blenko and features an impressed pinwheel design on both faces and a florescent yellow edge detai...
Mid-Century Modern Pair Of Blenko Style Glass A...
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass
Blown Glass
1950'S Blenko Glass Pair Of Amberina Tangerine handled pitcher & decanter with stopper. The pitcher has a hand applied handle with spout. The decanter is "Crackle" style glass. The d...

Water Pitcher

By International Silver
Water Pitcher
International Silver
Vintage 1910s American Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
If you’re like me, you appreciate different shapes. Unlike the usual round water pitcher, this oval shaped piece has a lot style. Crisp etching of garlands draping down go around the...
Emilia Castillo Taxco Silver Monkey Handled Wat...
Emilia Castillo, Emilia Castillo
Late 20th Century Mexican Modern Pitchers
Silver Plate
Fine figural drink pitcher from the renowned Taxco Mexico workshop of Emilia Castillo. Heavy silver plate on copper with whimsical monkey form handle and hand-hammered surface finish...
Unusual Water Pitcher
Russel Wright
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Pitchers
An interesting designed water pitcher with a lid in a beautiful black glaze.
Cat Water Pitcher
Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Pitchers
A whimsical Mid Century cat water pitcher. Silver plated and hand made. Baring an impressive pair of fangs and featuring copper lips and nose. A long graceful tail is used as a handl...
F. Hingelberg Sterling Silver Water Pitcher by ...
Frantz Hingelberg, Svend Weihrauch
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Pitchers
Sterling Silver
F. Hingelberg sterling silver water pitcher by Svend Weihrauch with bone handle. Measures: 14cm / 5 1/2" high and 15,5cm / 6 1/10" wide with handle Weight is 162 grams / 5.70 oz.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries