Dingen’s Napolean Cocktail Bitters in a Lilac Amethystine
22 October 2011 (R•111116)
Hi again, Ferd.
Thanks for the quick post and photos of the Root’s bitters on your site.
While I was at it, I thought I’d take a couple photo shots of my prize Dingen’s and send them along. I won’t mind if you post on your ‘killer” or “color” site, if you wish, unless you only do the photography for that site. Anyway, I did not do any back lighting and just put it out on my pool table against a white sheet background and utilized only ambient overhead fluorescent lights.
It’s a very unusual color, as you would probably agree. It’s the N-3 pedestal with iron pontil. I know they are listed in “smokey clear” and “aqua”, but not in “amethystine”, as mine evidences. I am sending 3 photos, but just pick the anyone you wish to use, if you do. Use any or all or none, if I’m too presumptuous (maybe you already have same?). It’s a strange color and changes shades at times with the lighting, whether indoor or outdoor. I have seen it shade to almost a “lilac”, having a bit of blue in it from time to time. I guess it’s still more an amethystine color than anything. I’ve had it since 1997 and purchased it from a private party who found it at an estate sale, would you believe. He paid $3.00 for it! I paid considerably more, as you might guess.
Let me know what you think.
The Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham listing in Bitters Bottles is as follows: