Sol Frank’s Panacea Bitters – Great Form


Sol Frank’s Panacea Bitters – Great Form

23 March 2012 (R•110614)

(L-R) WARSAW BITTERS, BROWN’S CASTILIAN, SOL FRANK’S PANACEA BITTERS, CASTILIAN BITTERS and a GLOBE BITTERS – Meyer Collection

Apple-Touch-IconAThe next bottle in the ‘transitional’ Figural Cannon Barrel (or lighthouse) Series is the Sol Frank’s Panacea Bitters and is grouped and displayed in my collection with my other ‘Barrel’ forms. Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham in Bitters Bottles say ‘Lighthouse’ as far as the bottle form. I can accept this because of the embossed vertical lines on the flared shoulder which seems reminiscent of windows. Again, no advertising, patent drawing or label to substantiate the form.

This is a great bottle. My example is a wonderful dark cheery amber color with nice bottle character. I have provided a few pictures below and with a comparison bottle in a lighter amber that appeared on Ed and Kathy Gray’s website GreatAntiqueBottles.com.

The Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham listing in Bitters Bottles is as follows:

F 79  SOL FRANK’S PANACEA BITTERS, Circa 1875 – 1885
// s // SOL FRANK’S // PANACEA / BITTERS //
// f // f // f // FRANK HAYMAN & RHINE // c // SOLE PROPRIETORS // f / f //
NEW YORK // c // f // f // f //
10 1/4 x 3 5/8 (5 5/8)
Lighthouse, Round, Amber, LTCR, Applied mouth, Rare

SOL FRANK’S PANACEA BITTERS – Meyer Collection

SOL FRANK’S PANACEA BITTERS – Meyer Collection

SOL FRANK’S PANACEA BITTERS – Meyer Collection

SOL FRANK’S PANACEA BITTERS – Meyer Collection

SOL FRANK’S PANACEA BITTERS – photo GreatAntiqueBottles.com

SOL FRANK’S PANACEA BITTERS – photo GreatAntiqueBottles.com

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“SOL FRANK’S – PANACEA / BITTERS (on shoulder) – FRANK HAYMAN & RHINE – SOLE PROPRIETORS – NEW YORK”, (Ring/Ham, F-79), New York, ca. 1865 – 1875, yellowish amber figural lighthouse, 10”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth. Near perfect. Fine example, brilliant color and with a better than average impression, which is usually very faint. One of the better ones! – Glass Works Auctions | Auction 105

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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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1 Response to Sol Frank’s Panacea Bitters – Great Form

  1. Froggy says:

    Great example Ferdinand! I especially like the rich color and strength of impression. A good example with strong embossing and in mint condition continues to elude me. Anyone out there …?

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