London Medicated Health Restorer – Baltimore
13 April 2011
David Kyle from Thousand Oaks, California was the winner of the London Medicated Health Restorer bottle (pictured below) which was Lot 163 in Glass Works Ides of March Auction 91 this March 2011. Glass Works wrote up the listing as follows…
“LONDON – MEDICATED – HEALTH RESTORER – S.A. FOUTZ / BALTIMORE MD”, Maryland, ca. 1855 – 1870, yellowish topaz, 6-sided, 9”h, smooth base, applied tapered double collar mouth, 90% original label is on two panels. A 1/4” stress crack stemming from an open bubble exists in the neck. Another stress crack, this one is 1 3/4” in length, follows the edge of the base along two panels. Only a few known examples and the only one we know of with the original label. Ex. Ferdinand Meyer, IV collection. Winning Bid: $ 1,800 (11 Bids) Estimate: $ 1,000 – $ 1,500
As a coincidence, I was alerted to a great example of this elusive bottle at the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show this past March and was able to get the example from Phil Edmonds for $4,750. While tracking down information, I was led to Jim Hagenbuch of Glass Works Actions who told me about the upcoming lot in his auction and that my father had sold it to Jim about 10 years ago for Jims collection. I did not know this.
Of special interest is that this bottle also comes in a strawberry puce color. One sold for $7,000 in John Pastors American Glass Gallery Auction 2 in May 2009. See Picture of Lot Below.
Thanks Ferd for the writeup,always a pleasure chatting with you. I gotta believe that you have created the ultimate “Antique Bottle Website”,It beats anything out there by a long shot. Keep up the great work,see ya In Memphis. Take Care Guy—- Dave K.