A couple of Petite Chestnuts

New England Chestnut - Ken Previtali

Ferd, good to see you at Keene – brief as always it seems, but bottles, bottles, bottles.

Find the e-mail below which I sent back in May but appears to have slipped through your “net”.  In case you did see the first one, I made a few improvements in my original- everything can improve with another “look.”

Now the surprise – I found the following bottle in Connecticut where it sat in a home for 45 years. It was originally found in Hartford, CT. It is 2.5 inches high and about 1.75″ at its widest point. I’m told it probably is a New England piece. You never know what will turn up where.

Ken Previtali

New England Chestnut - Ken Previtali

New England Chestnut - Ken Previtali

New England Chestnut - Ken Previtali

[PRG] Ken: This reminds me of a really neat bottle Elizabelth won at the 2008 FOHBC National Expo Auction in York. PA. The bottle is described as follows: AMERICAN CHESTNUT, Rich Dark Green, chestnut with the hemp wicker. 4” tall and 2 3/8” at the widest point. Recovered during 1961 demolition of historic building in downtown Philadelphia. Found inside a wall.

American Chestnut - Meyer Collection



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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