This oversized atomic inspired decanter was a design by Wayne Husted for the 1958 Blenko Glass product line and it was in production for several years. At just under 24 H, this was the medium of three sizes of this stylish decanter, also known as the genie bottle.
It is clearly marked Blenko near the pontil on the bottom. Under normal interior lighting this large piece of Turquoise art glass looks to be in excellent original condition. But when closely examined under extremely bright lights it comes into view that there is some faint streaking on the interior walls and a faint ring on the interior bottom. The extreme bright lighting makes this all look much worse than it actually and in the pics showing the ring, almost all of the tiny white dots are actually stray bubbles in the glass. This batch of Turquoise glass seems to have been quite bubbly as there are tiny bubble scattered throughout the bottle.
To be quite honest, I had never even noticed the ring or the bubbles until I took these closeup pics. The neck of the bottle has what appears to be some small inclusions (impurities and/or ash) and there is some shelf wear on the bottom which is not unusual for an item over 60 years old. Please examine the pictures closely.
There is also a small spot in the interior of the sealed stopper that appears to be dried condensation trapped inside the during the blowing process. This is so minute that I could not even get a good picture of it. I've tried to be totally honest about the condition of this piece and in my opinion as a long time Blenko collector, none of the issues I've described really detract from the extremely nice condition of this oversized piece of mid century modern art glass. It displays beautifully and could be a prominent addition to almost any decor and/or Blenko collection.
Stick of butter is for size comparisons only and is not included. The item "Blenko 5815M Decanter in Turquoise Free Freight" is in sale since Thursday, May 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Blenko".The seller is "stickabutter" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.