There is a movement underfoot to discourage the celebration and collection of brown bottles and glass. I know of major collectors discoraging this color and others removing ‘brown’ bottles from their collection. They are promoting the greens, yellows and blue ranges which are, without a doubt, ‘prettier’ and more pleasing to the eye.
I am not one of those collectors. I simply do not use the description ‘Brown’ in describing a color of a bottle. I use the term ‘Amber’ as a stating point and break it further in to dark amber, light amber, golden amber, yellow amber, red amber, tobacco amber, old amber, auburn, bronze, cedar, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, copper, ginger, hazel, khaki, mahogany, oak, ocher, puce, reddish, root beer, russet, rust, saddlebrown, sandy, sepia, umber, wheat, earthen, caramel, sienna, muddy, topaz, bistre, almond, henna, etc.
In celebration of the color amber, I start a new series on historical bottles in amber coloration. In this first post I look at Old Amber.
O L D A M B E R
HARVEY’S PRAIRIE BITTERS
HARVEY’S // PRAIRIE // BITTERS // f // // s // patterned // PATENTED // patterned // patterned //
9 1/2 x 3 1/4 (6)
Square, Amber, LTC, Applied mouth, Very rare
From Indiana (Top 10 most desirable bottles)