Bunker Hill Pickle Lighthouse Color Run

Bunker Hill Pickle Lighthouse Color Run

03 April 2011 (R•070514)

Nice run of Skilton Foote Bunker Hill Pickles in MBR

Apple-Touch-IconAOne of our favorite figural bottles in our collection. In the form of a lighthouse (Cape May Lighthouse), these great Pickle Bottles are embossed with the famous Bunker Hill Monument, two fences and three barrels. They are usually around 11 1/4″ tall, come in a variety of colors and use the Seaworth Bitters Mold. The Bunker Hill Monument stands 221 feet tall and is located at Breed’s Hill Boston, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution fought on 17 June 1775. The bottles above are from our collection.

Read: Bunker Hill Monument Figural Colognes

I am always asked, ‘How did the pickles fit in the bottle?’ They were used for pickle sauce. Quite a fancy bottle which was produced in the 1870’s thru 1890’s. Here are a few other neat pieces related to Skilton, Foote & Co., the proprietor in Boston. They were established in 1863.




Skilton, Foote & Co. advertising silk and shipping crate images from Keith Bellew.

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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