Royal Kent Hop Bitters

Another interesting Bitters Bottle from Australia:

Hi Ferdinand,

A message from Bill Ham regarding bitters not listed in the bitters books got me to thinking!

Recently a stunning bottle turned up which has never been seen, not even a piece has been found until recently! There is an aqua cabin bitters from Australia – Royal Kent Hop Bitters embossed on the front panel, with a large crown trade mark, a superb bottle and a rare one too!  These have been listed in Ham’s book.

Recently, one turned up in a stunning green / yellow / amber colour – one of those colours that is somewhat in between the colours mentioned! This has a collar under the lip which is different to the standard aqua one, so probably was made by a different glassworks. Anyway, here is a picture, the only one known!  It is now in a good bitters collection.


Royal Kent Hop Bitters

Royal Kent Hop Bitters

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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