We don't use the rare descriptor often but this 16 decanter is just that. Designed by Wayne Husted at Blenko, it appears in the 1955 catalog only. The smaller 12 version is more commonly seen. This is model 5510L, the largest version made. The color is called charcoal but has a slightly greenish hue when the light hits it just right.
There is a cool swirl of darker color on the top of the cat's head. The body of the decanter is a nice even color. Clear glass was used for the applied ears, facial features and tail - which also serves as a handle, though we don't recommend picking it up by the tail! It is in great condition. The only flaws we find are two chips on the end of the stopper which are not seen when the stopper is in place.There is an area of residue inside in a spot that we were not able to reach in our attempt to clean it. This can only be seen when it is held up to the light and even then it is pretty faint. See the last photo for our attempt to show it.
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Please note that all china, porcelain, glass and crystal items are marked with non-toxic, UV visible, washable marker. Please inspect your items carefully when unpacking them and before using or washing. The item "Rare 1955 Blenko Kitty Cat Decanter 16 Charcoal Glass Wayne Husted Design 5510L" is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2019.
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