Oriental Herb Bitters – A Real Oddity
28 November 2011
At first I didn’t think the bottle was listed in Bitters Bottles or Bitters Bottle Supplement by Carlyn Ring & W.C. (Bill) Ham, though I believe I have seen it before. This looks to be un-embossed and once labeled. The trick is, how do you know name? Looks like something you might hang on your porch. Very foreign looking.
Note: Rick follows-up with an illustration from Ghost Town Bottles. See below.
[PRG] Rick…there is an O 80L (labeled only) Oriental Herb Bitters that does exist as a Square. L.S Loeb & Co. Deluth, Minnesota, 8 x 2 1/2, Amber. The sheared lip note matches. What you picture and illustrate is obviously far from being a ‘square”. Note the 8″ hgt syncs.
I suspect the listing in Ring & Ham is correct but the shape “Square” description is not. This oddity looks like it has been soldered together or is contructed like stained glass.