Double Pontiled Greeley’s Bourbon Bitters

Double Pontiled Greeley’s Bourbon Bitters

14 February 2012

[Incoming email from noted collector and dealer Jack Stecher]

Hi Ferd.

Enjoyed looking at your recent post on color run of Greeley’s. Especially liked the plum colored variant. Overall, very nice run. I thought you and your readers might be interested in a “pontiled” Greeley’s I’ve owned since the 1970s. Yes, it is pontiled, although Ring/Ham does not list this G101 variant. I have attached photos. It has a double pontil just like my O45 aqua Old Sachem as seen in the attached photo. The Greeley’s stands about a one-half inch shorter in height than typical Greeley’s. I always assumed the Greeley’s was made by a glassblower practicing his art early on.  Any thoughts on your part?

Jack (Stecher)

Read Further: Peach colored Bourbon Whiskey Bitters added to Color Run

GREELEY’S BOURBON BITTERS and OLD SACHEM BITTERS AND WIGWAM TONIC – Stecher Collection

GREELEY’S BOURBON BITTERS – Stecher Collection

GREELEY’S BOURBON BITTERS double pontil – Stecher Collection

GREELEY’S BOURBON BITTERS double pontil – Stecher Collection

OLD SACHEM BITTERS AND WIGWAM TONIC double pontil – Stecher 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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