Nearly 200 rare and vintage bottles will be sold online, Jan. 10th-19th, at American Bottle Auctions The only known example of a Henry Sadler label under glass flask and a quarter-sawn oak advertising chair for the Shea Bocqueraz Company will be sold online, Jan. 10-19, at American Bottle Auctions.
Gin bottle with embossed horse and rider, golden yellow in color (not the usual green) and graded a near-perfect 9.7, should sell for $2,000-$5,000. Also, a 7-inch-tall New England Glassworks concentric ring eagle flask, with the eagle on both sides, in the smaller pint-sized variant, graded 9.2, should fetch $2,000-$4,000.
A scarce Lafayette and DeWitt Clinton half-pint historical flask in an olive/forest green color, with an elongated neck and overall crudity, graded 9.9 (without a virtually undetectable flake repair, masterfully done by Marty Hall) should breeze to $2,000-$4,000. Also, a pint scroll flask, in an uncommon deep blue color with a touch of teal, graded 9.8, should rise to $100-$200.
Two fantastic bitters bottles carry identical pre-sale estimates of $2,000-$4,000. The first is a Greeley’s Bourbon bitters with applied top and smooth base. This “vertical” Greeley’s has an exceptional strawberry puce color, but a little roughness gives it a grade of 9.4. The second is a Catawba Wine bitters with an embossed cluster of grapes, pristine (9.8), with loads of whittle.
A Dr. A. S. Hopkin’s Union Stomach bitters bottle in the square variant, with applied top and smooth base, with “Dr.” embossed on the bottle and yellow-green in color, graded tip-top at 9.9, should command $1,000-$1,500; while a Brinckerhoff’s Health Restorative (N.Y.) bottle, 7 ¼ inches tall and with a price of $1, brilliant forest green, graded 9, should make $1,000-$2,000.
From the medicines category comes an I. Coverts Balm of Life early bottle in a brilliant green, extremely rare, with a top about as drippy as they come and with the open pontil near the side of the base, graded 9.5 (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a Gibb’s Bone Ligament bottle, also early, olive amber colored with a super drippy top and lots of whittle, graded 9.8 (est. $1,000-$2,000).
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