Offering this rare RARE CIRCA 1955 Amber COLOR BLENKO ART GLASS Cat DECANTER'by WAYNE HUSTED. This piece is 18 inches tall, 5 1/2 inches from ear to ear. It does have some cracks Please see all photos. This amazing figural design is clearly one of designer Wayne Husted's most innovative moments.
This rare cat shaped decanter with removable head stopper was part of a series of three iterations of the form, including a small decanter and vase. Whereas the smaller version is called the "kitty" this dignified Siamese sentinel is the "cat" decanter, out of deference to its imposing scale. This version of the three variations of the design is by far the rarest, having been made for only one year (compared to two for the others) and due to the fact that clearly fewer must have been made - no doubt the very high price in the original 1955 retail catalog explains this.It is also the most impressive. Clearly the form is a decorative sculpture and not intended to be functional, as is often incorrectly assumed due to the handle-like tail. The majority of these cats have fractures.
The item "RARE CIRCA 1955 Amber COLOR BLENKO ART GLASS Cat DECANTER'by WAYNE HUSTED" is in sale since Wednesday, June 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Blenko". The seller is "kiwa4326" and is located in Fort Worth, Texas.
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