Sat behind a great mahogany desk at the front of the room. The reps sat around the boardroom table, and I set out one piece at a time.
They looked them over, asked questions and commented. The reps were unanimous: Buyers for gift shops and department stores. Glass for its bright colors.
Forget the opalescent and bubbly crystal look. Talk about a bad day.
As soon as the reps left, I was called into a meeting with the dour looking Blenkos. Blenko had always given their designers free rein, so this experience created a new dilemma for them. The admonition went something like this:'Obviously the reps didnt like your new lines, but were stuck with them.
They even suggested that I might want to'move on'. But I stayed for another three years.With 53 years of attrition and breakage, Rialto and Raindrop are some of the rarest examples of Mid Century Modern Blenko available. This Raindrop vase stands 13" tall and is 4" wide. At over 60 years old, one would expect to find a few minor flaws, and here is no exception, though with the bubble pattern they are well camouflaged. The base has some general movement scuffs, and one side has 2 vertical surface scratches.
There are also 2 artist's cooling marks. The item "Blenko Original 1960 RAINDROP Vase Wayne Husted 13 Vintage MCM Signed FREE SHIP" is in sale since Tuesday, November 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls". The seller is "elegant_auctions" and is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
This item can be shipped to United States.