Roped Squares – Dr. Wheeler’s Tonic Sherry Wine Bitters
18 November 2011 (R•060114-Michael George)
The fourth (4th) in the series of Roped Corner Fancy Square Series (see links at the bottom of article for previous postings) is the Dr. Wheeler’s Tonic Sherry Wine Bitters. Wow, what a name. This is exactly why I collect Bitters. Look at the embossing, detail and character. An excellent example of an extremely rare, roped corner Bitters. Definitely a Fancy Gent!
W 87 DR WHEELERS TONIC SHERRY WINE BITTERS, Circa 1872 – 1887
DR WHEELER’S / TONIC / SHERRY WINE BITTERS // motif – shield enclosing ESTABLISHED ( ad ) / 1849 // BOSTON // sp //
9 1/2 x 3 (6 3/4)
Square, Aqua, LTC, Applied mouth, 4 sp, Roped corners, Extremely rare
Lewis Wheeler & Co., Proprietor, 3 Custom St., Boston, 22 Vesey St., New York