Capital Bitters – Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bitters

Capital Bitters – Fuss Collection

Capital Bitters – Washington, D.C.

27 April 2011 (R•053017)

Apple-Touch-IconABoy is this bottle rare. I thought I had it pretty much under control with what was out there in the Bitters World until Sandor Fuss (was in Denver to see his collection for the 3rd time last week) showed me his Capital Bitters. I had never seen a picture before nor noticed the listing in the Ring/Ham Bitters Bottles Books. This is an extremely important bitters in shape, rarity, embossing and condition.

Capital Bitters – Sandor P. Fuss collection.

C 39  CAPITAL ( au ) / motif Capitol of U.S. / BITTERS COMPANY ( cd ) WASHINGTON, D.C. // motif framed oval // 10 ½ x 2 ¾  Round with 2 layer pedestal, Amber, LTCR, Extremely rare. Body convex from base up 3 ½ inches then concave to neck.

R/H Drawing

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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1 Response to Capital Bitters – Washington, D.C.

  1. Froggy says:

    The CAPITAL BITTERS I believe is a 1-of-a-kind. It was once in the collection of ex-closet collector, Frank Kurcheski(sic). Known to but only a few of us old-timers, Frank had only the rarest and most pristine of Bitters known. A sort of “early Sandor”, but a reclusive, eccentric individual, who few of us met face-to-face. Story has it, Frank would only handle his bottle with white cotton glove on!

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