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DoneFri, Jul 15, 2011 5:00 PM GMT

Mid-Century Auction,Blenko & Vintage Aluminum

Sale to include Vintage Aluminum from the collection of Dan & Hope Overmeyer, Toldeo OH.
100's of pieces of aluminum by Wendell August Fordge, Palmer Smith, Buenilum, Everlast, Continental, Arthur-Armour, Bruce Fox, Cellini-Craft, Shup Laird, J. Braun, Guildcraft & more. Many hard to find patterns and forms!

Also included is a collection of Blenko Glassware A leading influence in the post World War II era of modern decorative arts, Blenko glass brought style, color and utility to that market. Now identified as mid century modern this economical line of art glassware is currently enjoying renewed interest by older collectors and new interest by young collectors on a budget. This single owner collection encompasses a broad selection of colors and forms not recently seen on the market in such volume. Topaz, tangerine, sapphire, amethyst, emerald, turquoise and ruby are just a few of the deep rich colors that abound in this collection. Hollowware, stemware, dinnerware and decorative are basic forms that hint at the variety of modern interpretations that Blenko artists exploited. Horizontal "Long Horn" vases, over-sized goblets with air twist decoration found within stems and stoppers, thread wraps and Blenkos' own crackle style glassware objects are a few of the designs within this group. Other colors such as jonquil, chartreuse, amber, pine, wheat and Blenko blue enhance Blenkos' iconic forms like their double spouted square body water jars, ivy vases, pinch decanters and dimple sided objects of all utility. Unusual centerpieces like, double tiered vase within vase, large diameter chargers, compotes and console sets. One of a kind forms such as fish vases, steer head wall vases, zodiac medallions and a frog bin compliment the variety offered at this auction. This is a rare opportunity to choose from free form pitchers, glassware, service pieces, over-sized vases and bottles with all forms of stoppers.