Bitters

 

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Item BT248, G-115, GRIEL'S HERB BITTERS / GRIEL & YOUNG / M F'TRS. / LANCASTER, PA. U.S.A., aqua, cylindrical, 9 1/8" high, hand tooled top, bold embossing, has some bubbles in the glass, has a few scratches and some inside haze, a very rare bottle, America circa 1900, $115
Item BT285, B-9, BAKER'S ORANGE GROVE - BITTERS, square with roped corners, medium puce with copper and pink tones, nice crude tapered applied top, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass. Has a tiny (1/8") flake or open bubble on the shoulder of a side panel, otherwise perfect. A spectacular example in one of the lightest and prettiest shade of puce we have ever seen, America circa 1865 to 1875, $2,500
Item BT289, S-217, SUFFOLK BITTERS - PHILBROOK & TUCKER / BOSTON, figural pig, bright yellow, 10" long, applied lip, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass. Has a pinhead size flake on the embossed tail and a few tiny high point wear marks, otherwise perfect, a fine example in a rare and beautiful color, America circa 1870 to 1874, $4,900
Item BT292, M-135,MORNING (embossed Star) BITTERS INCEPTUM 5 8 69 - PATENTED 5 8 69, fancy triangular form, yellow with a strong greenish tone in the upper half shading to yellowish topaz near the base, numerous bubbles in the glass, pristine perfect condition. Possibly the only known example in this beautiful greenish coloration, America circa 1870 to 1880, $6,700
Item BT300, B-9, BAKER'S / ORANGE GROVE - BITTERS, square with fancy roped corners, light to medium topaz copper puce color, bold embossing, several nice bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, finest example in this rare and beautiful color, America circa 1865 to 1875, $2,800
Item BT304, A-130, ATWOOD'S - VEGETABLE / DYSPEPTIC - BITTERS, aqua, deep tubular Open Pontil, rectangular with indented panels, 6 5/8"high, bold embossing, hundreds of tiny bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a great example of this extremely rare bottle, America circa 1850 to 1860, $450
Item SW122, C. LEDIARD / NEW YORK, deep puce, six sided, 11 1/8" high, applied top, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, has some minor scratches, a very rare bottle from the Lediard Company that made spirits and bitters, America circa 1860 to 1875, $1,700
Item BT318, D-108, S.T. DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, bright yellowish amber, bold embossing, has a few tiny spots of high point wear along the edge of the roof otherwise sparkling perfect condition, America circa 1860 to 1880, $225
Item BT324, G-101, GREELEY'S BOURBON BITTERS, figural barrel, deep smoky pink puce, bold embossing, has 95% of the original label, the bottle is in sparkling perfect condition, very rare with labels in this good condition, America circa 1860 to 1875, $2,500
Item BT327, G-122, GREELEY'S BOURBON WHISKEY BITTERS, figural barrel, medium to deep puce, bold embossing, has good character with numerous bubbles and some whittle, has a tiny (less than 1/8") flake on the side of the lip otherwise perfect, a nice example of a "vertical Greeleys", America 1860 to 1875, $1,400
Item BT339, G-101, GREELEY'S BOURBON BITTERS, figural barrel, smoky tan with a puce tone, bold embossing, nicely whittled, has a pinhead flake on the edge of the lip and some very minor high point wear, one of those unusual and hard to describe colors found in these barrels, America circa 1860 to 1875, $2,500
Item BT343, D-105, S.T. DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, golden yellow with an amber tone, bold embossing, has a small (1/4") shallow open bubble at the edge of the roof otherwise perfect condition, America circa 1860 to 1880, $675
Item BT344, D-106, S.T. DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS, figural log cabin, the color is a mix of topaz and yellow, has 1000's of bubbles in the glass, has a small (1/8"X 3/8") shallow open bubble on a label panel otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a wonderful example in a light and beautiful color, America circa 1860 to 1880, $2,500
Item BT345, D-105, S. T. DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, light apricot, numerous bubbles in the glass, sparkling perfect condition, a great example in a light and unusual color, America circa 1860 to 1880, $3,000
Item BT346, D-110, S. T. DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, bright yellow, numerous bubbles in the glass, has two open bubbles on the log ends on the back side, one is 3/8" and very shallow, the other is " and slightly deeper, a very nice example in a beautiful color, America circa 1860 to 1880, $2,300
Item BT347, D-105, S. T. DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, light to medium topaz with apricot tone, numerous tiny bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a fine example in an unusual color, America circa 1860 to 1880, $2,300
Item BT348, D-105, S. T. DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, medium apricot, bold embossing, lots of bubbles in the glass, has a small (3/16") flake on the corner end of a log otherwise perfect, a nice clean example, America circa 1860 to 1880, $900
Item BT349, D-105, S. T. DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, yellowish apricot, bold embossing, lots of bubbles in the glass, has a few tiny spots of high point wear otherwise perfect condition, a fine example in a pretty color, America circa 1860 to 1880, $575
Item BT351, N-8, NATIONAL BITTERS, figural ear of corn, medium puce, nice "drippy" applied top, bold embossing, whittled, has a small (3/16") surface fissure on both sides of the neck just above the ring. I don't know why but I have seen this same defect on numerous National Bitters, a very nice example in a beautiful color, America 1867 to 1880, $3,400
Item BT352, MISHLER'S HERB BITTERS - TABLE SPOON GRADUATION - MISHLER / HERB BITTERS CO, golden yellow with amber tone, applied tapered top, has some bubbles in the glass, has speckles of inside haze from the contents otherwise sparkling mint, America circa 1880, $115
Item BT353, B-81.4, BERKSHIRE. BITTERS - AMANN & CO / CINCINNATI. O, Figural Pig, rare large fat variant, deep chestnut brown color, ground mouth with some normal flakes from the grinding process, bold embossing, has some high point wear on both sides otherwise perfect, a nice example of this scarce bottle, circa 1875 to 1885, $4,900
Item BT355, D-109, DRAKES PLANTATION BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, Figural Log Cabin, yellowish amber, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a fine example of a scarce 5 log variant, America circa 1862 to 1880, $850
Item BT356, R-57, S. O. RICHARDSON'S - BITTERS - SOUTH READING - MASS, deep aqua, Iron Pontil, applied flange lip, bold embossing, numerous tiny bubbles in the glass, has a few speckles of inside haze from the contents otherwise perfect, a nice example in a rich color, circa 1850 to 1860, $335
Item BT357, M-110, JNO. MOFFAT - NEW YORK - PHOENIX / BITTERS - PRICE $ 1, medium to deep yellowish olive green, tubular Open Pontil, tapered applied top, very bold embossing, lots of tiny bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a fine example of this scarce bottle, circa 1830 to 1850, $1,350
Item BT360, D-106, S T DRAKE'S 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, deep red wine color, numerous bubbles in the glass, has a few tiny spots of high point wear, otherwise perfect, a deep but spectacular color, a much better color than a normal deep puce Drakes, from New York City, circa 1862 to 1875, $575
 


The items below have been sold, but are left on to be used for reference.

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Item CBT1, B-225, BROWN'S CELEBRATED INDIAN HERB BITTERS - PATENTED 1868, figural Indian Maiden, light yellow green, perfect inward rolled lip, near perfect condition, a great example in a very rare and beautiful color Sold
Item CBGT2, T-4l, R. S. GARDNER & CO / PROPRIETORS - CLARKSBURG, W. VA., figural Chinaman, most of the bottle is embossed with Chinese writing, amber, 11" high, bold embossing, perfect condition. This was the bottle used for "TA TSING BITTERS THE GREAT CHINESE REMEDY", finest possible example of this extremely rare bottle, America circa 1865 Sold
Item CBT3, J-51, JONE'S INDIAN SPECIFIC - (embossed Indian holding a bottle) / HERB BITTERS - S. W. JONES PROPRIETOR PHILADA PATENTED 1868, square with indented panels, medium to deep amber, 8 7/8" high, applied top, bold embossing, perfect condition, finest possible example of this extremely rare bottle, circa 1870 Sold
Item CBT4, O-76, ORIGINAL POCAHONTAS BITTERS Y. FERGUSON, figural barrel, aqua, Smooth Base, large applied flanged lip. Bold embossing, perfect condition, a great example of this extremely rare bottle, America circa 1860 Sold
Item CBT5, L-119, E. LONG'S INDIAN HERB BITTERS on shield, figural Indian maiden, amber, perfect condition, extremely rare, America circa 1865 Sold
Item CBT6, H-93, H. P. HERB WILD CHERRY BITTERS READING PA, figural cabin with roped corners and embossed tree, pure golden yellow, applied top, bold embossing, perfect condition, one of the finest known examples of this bottle, America circa 1880 Sold
Item CBT7, F-46, THE FISH BITTERS - W. H. WARE PATENTED 1866, figural fish, aqua, near perfect condition, probably the only aqua fish in existence, America circa 1866 to 1875 Sold
Item CBT8, 0-37, OLD HOMESTEAD WILD CHERRY BITTERS - PATENT, figural cabin, lemon yellow, sparkling perfect condition, finest possible example in this unbelievable color, America 1864 to 1875 Sold
Item CBT9, P-111, PLOWS / SHERRY BITTERS, figural bunch of grapes, yellow amber, 8" high, sparkling perfect condition, finest possible example of this extremely rare bottle, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item BT046, B-171, BOURBON WHISKEY BITTERS, figural barrel, gasoline color, large applied flanged lip, bold embossing. Lots of bubbles in the glass, a super example in a light beautiful color, America circa 1860 to 1880 Sold
Item BT053, L-125, DR LOVEGOOD'S FAMILY BITTERS, figural cabin, amber, 9 1/8" high, bold embossing, near perfect condition, a great example of this very rare bottle, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item BT063, S-82, SEAWORTH / BITTERS / CO. / CAPE MAY / NEW JERSEY / U.S.A., figural lighthouse, yellow amber, 6 " high, perfect condition, finest possible example of this extremely rare bottle, America circa 1890 to 1900 Sold
Item BT070, C-85, CATAWBA WINE - (large embossed bunch of grapes) -BITTERS, deep yellowish green, Smooth Base, bold embossing, perfect condition. Finest example of this rare bottle, America circa 1860 Sold

Item BT071, T-54, TRAVELLERS - (embossed man with cane) - BITTERS - 1834 / 1870, light to medium amber, 10 " high, long tapered applied top, bold embossing, near perfect condition. A fine example of this very rare and unusual bottle, America circa 1870. Sold

Note: We believe this bottle is about Robert E. Lee, the Southern General in the Civil War. The pictured man looks like him, and his horse was named TRAVELLER, spelled with two L's. Also he died in 1870.

Item BT087, B-280, PROFESSOR GEO. J. BYRNE NEW YORK - THE GREAT UNIVERSAL COMPOUND STOMACH BITTERS PATENTED 1870, very fancy square bottle with roped corners, light yellow amber, 10 " high, perfect condition, finest possible example, America circa 1870 to 1880 Sold
Item BT096, G-101, GREELEY'S BOURBON BITTERS, figural barrel, light to medium olive green, large applied flanged lip, bold embossing, perfect condition. A great example in a rare and beautiful color, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item BT108, H-224, DR R. T. HYLTON'S / PATD 1867 -- WILD CHERRY / TONIC BITTERS - PHILADA, square, with indented panels, 8 " high, milk glass, tooled flanged lip, perfect condition, extremely rare in any color. This example is believed to be the only known example in milk glass Sold
Item BT110, L-62, LEDIARD'S - OK PLANTATION - BITTERS 1840,semi-cabin form, yellow with an olive tone, 10" high, bold embossing, has been very lightly cleaned, a great example of this extremely rare bottle in a beautiful color, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item BT117, S-217, SUFFOLK BITTERS - PHILBROOK & TUCKER / BOSTON, figural pig, yellow with black speckles, bold embossing, perfect condition, finest possible example, America circa 1870 Sold
Item BT120, R-98.8, 1867 JOHN ROOT'S / BITTERS - 1867 BUFFALO N.Y., dark amethyst, rectangular with indented panels, 9" high, bold embossing, has 80% of the original label. The bottle is perfect, very rare in any color and possibly unique in this color, America circa 1867 to 1875 Sold
Item BT130, O-46, OLD SACHEM BITTERS AND WIGWAM TONIC, figural barrel, ginger ale color, large applied flanged lip, bold embossing, 1,000's of bubbles in the glass, sparkling perfect condition, fantastic example in a light beautiful color, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item BT133, M-77.7, MEXICAN / BITTERS - ASF5 / 1866 - HENRY C. WEAVER / LANCASTER, O - ASF5 / 1866, amber, 9 " high, applied top, bold embossing, near perfect condition, a great example of this extremely rare bottle from Ohio, circa 1866 to 1868 Sold
Item BT158, J-4, JACKSON'S - AROMATIC / LIFE - BITTERS, deep olive green, rectangular with indented panels, 9" high, applied top, perfect condition, an outstanding example of this very rare bottle, America circa 1860 Sold
Item BT167, TILTON'S DANDELION BITTERS on multi-colored label under glass, cylindrical, amber, covered with wicker, 11 3/8" high, applied top, original metal stopper. Near perfect condition, a great example of this extremely rare bottle, ex-Gardner collection lot 2165, America circa 1870 to 1880 Sold
Item BT170, W-35, WARNER / SAFE / BITTERS / (embossed safe) / ROCHESTER N.Y. all in slug plate on front - A & D. H. C. on base, oval, 7 " high, amber, applied short square collared lip, bold embossing, has been lightly cleaned, has an open bubble (3/16" X 1 1/8") on the inside front shoulder. A very rare bottle, and almost impossible to find in perfect condition. This is a nice looking example Sold
Item BT174, F-79, SOL FRANK'S PANACEA BITTERS (on shoulder) - FRANK HAYMAN & RHINE - SOLE PROPRIETORS, figural light house, amber, 10 " high, applied lip, perfect condition. A super example of this rare bottle, America circa 1870 to 1880 Sold
Item BT180, B-81.4, BERKSHIRE BITTERS - AMMAN & CO / CINCINNATI, figural pig, long fat variant, deep amber, ground lip, near perfect, America circa 1875 to 1880 Sold
Item BT181, N-4, DINGEN'S NAPOLEON COCKTAIL BITTERS - DINGENS BROTHERS BUFFALO, N.Y., amber, Smooth Base, nice crude applied top, perfect condition, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item BT217, W-87, DR WHEELERS / TONIC / SHERRY WINE BITTERS - ESTABLISHED / 1849 (in shield) -BOSTON, square with indented panels and fancy roped corners, rich aqua, 9 " high, applied tapered top, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass. Has some inside stain on the very bottom of the base, ex-Batdorff collection lot 83, otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a great example of this very rare bottle Sold
Item BT219, J-28.5, JENNER'S - MALT - BITTERS - 1874 - embossed grain stalks (on front panel), semi-cabin form, amber, applied top, 9 5/8" high, has been cleaned with good results, has a few scratches, an extremely rare bottle, the grain embossing is very bold Sold
Item BT235, M-113, JOHN MOFFAT - NEW YORK - PHOENIX / BITTERS - PRICE 1 DOLLAR, clear, solid pontil, out-folded lip, bold embossing, pristine perfect condition, ex-Gardner Collection lot 1615, ex-Greer collection lot 1394, extremely rare, probably only two examples Sold
Item BT239, S-110, SIMON'S CENTENNIAL BITTERS, figural bust of George Washington, greenish aqua, bold embossing, nice crude applied top, numerous bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, finest example of this attractive bottle, American circa 1876 Sold
Item BT240, C-234, DR. CORBETT'S - RENOVATING - SHAKER BITTERS, aqua, Open Pontil, rectangular with indented panels, 9 " high, double applied top, nicely whittled. Has been lightly cleaned and has a few minor wear marks, a fine example of this extremely rare bottle, America circa 1850 Sold
Item BT244, J-37, DR. STEPHEN JEWETT'S - CELEBRATED HEALTH / RESTORING BITTERS - RINDGE, N. H., greenish aqua, Open Pontil, rectangular with wide beveled corners, 7 " high, large applied flanged lip, highly whittled. A tiny (1/8") bubble on the side is partially open, otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a fine example, America circa 1850 Sold
Item BT245, R-86, W. CHILTON & CO (on side), ROMAINE'S CRIMEAN BITTERS PATENTED 1863 (around base), semi-cabin form with fancy shoulder panels, amber, square with indented panels, 10" high. Nice crude long tapered applied top, perfect condition, a fine example of this rare bottle from New York City, America circa 1865 Sold
Item BT247, L-111, DR. LOEW'S CELEBRATED / STOMACH BITTERS & / NERVE TONIC - THE LOEW & SONS CO. / CLEVELAND. O., brilliant yellowish green, square with indented panels and fancy fluted neck and shoulders, 9 " high, hand tooled lip. Almost perfect with a few very tiny, very minor wear marks. A nice example in a spectacular color Sold
Item BT250, H-195, DR J. HOSTETTER'S / STOMACH BITTERS (on front) - Mc C & CO / B (on base), brilliant yellow green, 9" high, nice crude tapered applied top, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass. Has a few wisps of inside haze from the contents, otherwise perfect, not dug or cleaned, a super example in a wonderful green color, America circa 1865 Sold
Item BT257, H-155, HOLTZERMANN'S - PATENT STOMACH BITTERS, figural log cabin, amber, 9 " high, long tapered applied top. Has a few tiny high point wear marks, and a pin head flake at the edge of the lip, otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a nice example of this classic bottle from Ohio, circa 1870 Sold
Item BT264, K-22, KELLY'S OLD CABIN BITTERS - PATD MARCH 1870, figural cabin, amber, 9 " high, extra large crude applied top, numerous bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a fine example of this rare 1870 variant, America circa 1870 Sold
Item BT265, Similar to S-41, DR. SAWENS / LIFE / INVIGORATING BITTERS - UTICA N.Y., golden yellow with an amber tone, square with indented panels, long tapered applied top, 10" high. Has a few tiny high point wear spots at the corners of the base, an excellent example in a light beautiful color, America circa 1870 to 1880 Sold
Item BT267, H-85, DR HENLEY'S / WILD GRAPE ROOT / I X L (in oval) / BITTERS, cylindrical, forest / olive green, 12" high, very bold embossing, nicely whittled, has a few very minor wear marks otherwise perfect condition. This is not a dug and cleaned bottle, a super example in a rare and beautiful color, America circa 1870 Sold
Item BT270, I-25, INDIAN VEGETABLE / AND / SARSAPARILLA - BITTERS - GEO. C. GOODWIN - BOSTON, aqua, Open Pontil, rectangular with beveled corners, 8 " high, tapered applied top, bold embossing, very whittled, numerous bubbles in the glass. Has a few tiny very minor wear marks otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a super example of this rare bottle, circa 1840 to 1860 Sold
Item BT272, D-122L, "DR DUNLAP'S ANCHOR BITTERS" on label, semi-cabin shape, has embossed anchors on all four roof panels and two side panels, light amber color, 10 " high, applied top. The bottle has a few tiny wear marks otherwise perfect, has 95% original labels on three sides. An extremely rare bottle and possibly unique with labels, this bottle is from Minneapolis Minnesota circa 1880 Sold
Item BT277, S-242, SWISS / STOMACH BITTERS - ARNOLD ROCH / BIRMINGHAM. PA, deep amber, rectangular with unusual bi-paneled sides, 9 3/8" high, applied tapered top, has been lightly cleaned and has a few minor scratches, a rare and unusual bottle. Birmingham became a part of Pittsburgh in 1872, circa 1870 Sold
Item BT287, S-186, STEINFELD'S / FRENCH COGNAC / BITTERS - FIRST PRIZE / PARIS EXHIBITION, very fancy bottle with embossed profile of a man with a crown, the date 1867, grapes and grape vines, yellowish amber, 9 7/8" high, applied top, has a small open bubble otherwise perfect condition. Probably the finest example of this very rare bottle, ex-Osgood collection, ex-Charles Gardner collection lot 1695, ex-Don Keating collection, ex-Carlyn Ring collection, America circa 1868 Sold
Item BT290, (Ring/ Ham pg 408), OK / PLANTATION / 1840 - PATENTED / 1868 on roof, fancy triangular bottle, yellow amber, 11 1/8" high, applied top, nice crudeness with surface texture, some whittle and bubbles, has some spots of light outside haze otherwise perfect, America circa 1865 - 1875 Sold
Item BT293, H-10, E. E. HALL NEW HAVEN / HALL'S BITTERS / ESTABLISHED 1842, Figural Barrel, golden yellow, applied flanged lip, pristine perfect condition, a fine example of this attractive bottle, America circa 1860 to 1875 Sold
Item BT296, N-8, NATIONAL / BITTERS, Figural Ear of Corn, lighter yellow at the top shading to golden yellow at the bottom, numerous bubbles in the glass, pristine perfect condition, a fine example in a beautiful color, Pennsylvania circa 1867 to 1875 Sold
Item BT297, H-177, DR A. S. HOPKINS BITTERS. HARTFORD, CONN., brilliant orange amber, lady's leg form, 12 1/8" high, applied top, bold embossing, nicely whittled, perfect condition, a great example of this extremely rare bottle, circa 1860 to 1880 Sold
Item BTC-DRK11, D-108, S.T.DRAKES 1860 PLANTATION X BITTERS - PATENTED 1862, figural log cabin, brilliant light lemon yellow with an olive green tone, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, lightly cleaned to the original luster, a great example in a spectacular color Sold
Item SW130, Figural Barrel, cobalt blue, 10" high, Smooth Base, applied flange lip, excellent crudeness with whittle and lots of bubbles, has some minor high point wear otherwise perfect, ex-Spiller Collection lot #1, the combination of the barrel form and beautiful color combine to make this a spectacular looking bottle, America circa 1860 to 1875 Sold
Item BT302, R-28, REED'S BITTERS, amber with reddish tones, cylindrical Lady's Leg form, 12 " high, bold embossing, nicely whittled, applied top, perfect condition, a nice example of this scarce bottle, America circa 1860 to 1880 Sold
Item BT306, B-101, DR BIRNINGHAM'S ANTIBILLIOUS - BLOOD PURIFYING - BITTERS - THIS BOTTLE NOT SOLD, bluish emerald green, cylindrical with twelve indented panels, Smooth Base, tapered applied top, numerous bubbles in the glass, lightly cleaned, has a few minor wear scratches, a nice example of this very rare bottle, America circa 1860-1870 Sold
Item BT358, G-63, GOLDEN BITTERS - GEO. C. HUBBEL & CO. - GEO. C. HUBBEL & CO., rectangular semi-cabin, rich aqua, 10 " high, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, has a few tiny spots of light high point wear otherwise perfect condition, a super example of this scarce bottle from Hudson New York circa 1860-1875 Sold