Steinfeld’s French Cognac Bitters Unearthed in NOLA

In from New Orleans bottle Digger Eddie Cunningham…

“thought your viewers might like to see what great finds are being found in New Orleans these days! Along with many French wine bottles found in a privey, a great Bitters bottle was discovered at a depth of four feet! That is a STEINFELD’S/FRENCH COGNAC/BITTERS-FIRST PRIZE/PARIS /EXHIBITION/(PROFILE OF A MAN AND TWO COATS OF ARMS) 1867” (S-186). The bottle is amber in color and is damage free, that is in dug condition. In less than 24 hours after being unearthed, the bottle sold for an undisclosed amount leaving my friend Joe very happy”!

[PRG] Eddie…big news indeed as the Steinfeld’s is undoubtedly a great find. It is actually one of my favorite bitters so this is exciting. Thanks for sharing!

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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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