We all like bears right?
I did a post the other day on some cool embossed bottles (Read: Cool Bottle Embossings) and added a picture of an OLD PIONEER WHISKEY with a ‘walking bear’ (pictured on left). This got me thinking about some other bears I have in my collection.
Pictured below you will find some really great examples of face applied bears.
Bottle collecting is so fun.
Figural Face Applied Bear Bottle, Deep Bluish Aqua, ca. 1880 – 1910, 8″ h, A.A.T. 1890 embossed on side at base, smooth base, tooled mouth, applied face. Scarce in this smaller size. – Meyer Collection
Two different Figural Bear Bottles, both mid-19th century and black, 11″ high (Belknap, 1949: fig. 242). - photo Cowan’s Auctions
Figural Applied Face Bear Bottle, Medium Olive Green 8-5/8”, Smooth base, applied face, tooled lip. Excellent example in a rare size and attractive color. Circa 1885 – 1910 – Meyer Collection
Figural Bottle; Sitting Bear, Milk Glass, 11 inch., Figural sitting bear bottle, circa 1890 to 1910, opaque milk glass, hand applied mouth.
Vintage Jamaica Rum Mini Glass Figural Bear Bottle Mercator Anvers Belgique, about 4 1/4 inches tall. Bottle has labels, embossed on back of bottle is Mercator, Anvers Belgique, Depose. Bottle has most of wax seal – photo My Green Fig
Figural Applied Face Bear Bottle, Dark Olive Green (black), Figural Applied Face Bear, ca. 1880 – 1910, 9 7/8″ h, smooth base, tooled mouth, applied face. – Meyer Collection
Figural Applied Face Bear Bottle, DISTRE MERCATOR S.A. / ANVERS BELGIQUE / DEPOSE, Medium Olive Green, 9 3/4”, Smooth base, tooled mouth. Not often seen with this embossing. Circa 1890-1915 – Meyer Collection