The Triangular O.H.P. Rose’s Peruvian King Bitters
02 January 2012 (R•052915)
Taylor McBurney from South Kingstown, Rhode Island posted on the Bottle Collectors Facebook Page:
Dug a neat farm dump today. Someone had hit it before me, but I found a nice pharmacy bottle they missed. A lot of criers there, including an OHP Rose triangular bitters, a St. Drake’s cabin bitters, and an Udolfo Wolfes.
Dana Charlton-Zarro (New York City) followed up with the question “What is an OHP Rose?”
What a perfect time to start a new series on triangular bitters. This particular example of an O.H.P. Rose (pictured below) that I possess was purchased from Jim Scharnagel (Gainesville, Georgia) at the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show in March 2010. He had it sitting under his table for me. His table is usually right behind mine. Thanks Jim!
Though not embossed with the word ‘bitters’, the OHP Rose’s is a great form and an exciting bottle! A little research and a prompt from Taylor led me to the really well done The Little Rhody Bottle Club web site and an extraordinary example of an O.H.P. Roses Bitters with striations. David Gates, noted on Facebook, “That’s the one. How often do you see striations like that”. That gem came out of a dump that he found first. Unfortunately he wasn’t the one who found the treasure according to David.
David further writes on the Peachridge Facebook link for the Roses: Ferd, Thank you for providing that great information on the O.H.P. Rose. Steven James Anderson aka “Scratcher” is the owner of that little gem with the wild striations. He and I will be attending the Little Rhody Bottle Show on January 8th. He often tells the story of the unearthing of that little gem. I look forward to hearing it again. Enjoy!
Hmmm….really need more info and would like to see that baby! (see pictures of striated Rose’s below)
The Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham listing in Bitters Bottles is as follows: