J. Moore and Jesse Moore Bourbon Whiskey Bottles

J. Moore and Jesse Moore Bourbon Whiskey Bottles

24 December 2011

Western collector Lance Westfall sent me a few really nice photos of J. Moore and Jesse Moore bottles (Deer antlers) for the Christmas Themed write-up. Instead of posting these ‘antler’ embossed bottles with Santa Claus and Crucifix themed bottles I decided to isolate in this post. One of the reasons I really enjoy going to western bottle and glass shows is looking at and admiring the great whiskey bottles. The antlers and embossing on these bottles are nothing short of spectacular! I also included the J Moore in the last American Bottle Auctions | Auction 54 that ended up selling for $12,500 (not including the auction house premium) and a picture from Western Glob Top Whiskies. Thanks Lance. Your Jesse Moore trio picture showing three different colors is too much!

Jesse Moore Trio – Westfall Collection

J Moore Trio – Westfall Collection

J Moore – Westfall Collection

A search on the internet led me to a nice article at Glass Works Auctions called JESSE MOORE The Bourbon Whiskey King by Gordon E. White

Lot #59 J. MOORE OLD BOURBON E CHIELOVICH & CO SOLE AGENTS with embossed ANTLERS and TRADEMARK – ABA 54

Photo Courtesy Western Glob Top Whiskeys

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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1 Response to J. Moore and Jesse Moore Bourbon Whiskey Bottles

  1. J.F. Cutter Extra says:

    Thanks for the great write-up, Ferd!

    I didn’t know you were going to do a feature story on the J. & Jesse Moore fifths!

    One updte on the “J. Moore trio photo” (taken in Simiville, CA) — the fifths are of the following ownership, Left to Right: Denny Bray, L. Westfall (ex-D. Mlasko, L. Smith, and now R. Terry?), Denny Bray.

    I’ve had the privelege to own 2 J. Moores, my old example in pic #3 (center) and my newest example in pics #1 & #4. Both are ex-Mlasko and what would normally be considered as near “top examples”….but then comes along a freak example like the one featured in the recent ABA which is the most whittled embossed fifth I’ve ever handled — it is the definition of “WOW!” It sold for a hefty price, but the new owner should feel very lucky and proud to have won it! Congrats to the winner!

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