Handled Pineapples Enjoyed in Sunny Florida

I’m sitting here in Miami’s airport stuck as a bug in a rug. Storms have diverted most incoming flights to alternate landing spots in Florida so I have no plane to fly back to Houston. I guess I will just play with my bottle images on my laptop.

Anyway…..yesterday I was in Tampa for business and I snuck away before my flight to Miami to see some legendary handled pineapples at a Major Collectors house (Jim & Lynn Mitchell) near Tampa. I still have not been home since the Memphis National as I was in Washington the day before.

I thought I would post a few initial pictures of some simply breathtaking figural pineapple bottles with, of all things, handles. I had always herd about these ladies….More information will follow.

Three Handled Pineapples

Three Beautiful Ladies - Mitchell Collection

Handled Pineapple - Left Position Bottle

Handled Pineapple - Center Position

Handled Pineapple - Right Position

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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5 Responses to Handled Pineapples Enjoyed in Sunny Florida

  1. Mike Dolcini says:

    What is the method for posting photos?

  2. Froggy says:

    Sweet! By the way, who’s your friend with the grass skirt?

  3. Her name is Pinetta.

  4. Mike: You now have Author capabilities. Log in…Add Post (story). Practice in draft mode. It’s pretty simple. I’ll help you along the way.

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