Figural Pig Series | Beiser & Fisher – NY Figural Whiskey Pig

BEISER & KEISER N.Y


“This rare whiskey bottle is among the very rarest of the figural pigs and it is the key bottle that many collectors are missing in their “run” of piggies”.

Jeff Noordsy

Not much is know about the rare BEISER & FISHER – NY figural whiskey pig. It is however, an American bottle, circa 1865 – 1875. You do not see these bottles often, but in my opinion, the pig is a necessity for the figural bitters and whiskey collectors.

Always in amber, the pigs are stylized and ‘boxy’ in their form. They measure about 9.626″ inches long by 4″ inches tall. With an applied double ring top and a smooth base, these bottles are really exciting and look great when grouped with a Suffolk Bitters and a Berkshire Bitters.

Left: Berkshire Bitters | Right: Suffolk Bitters

Here are a few pictures I have put together. I ask for additional information and example pictures if you possess one of these pigs.

BEISER & FISHER figural pig - Cowan's Auctions - Ex: Dr. Burton Spiller Collection

BEISER & FISHER figural pig embossing detail - Cowan's Auctions

BEISER & FISHER - NY figural whiskey pig - Meyer Collection

BEISER & FISHER - NY figural whiskey pig - Meyer Collection

BEISER & FISHER - NY figural whiskey pig - Meyer Collection

BEISER & FISHER – NY Whiskey Pig , amber with an olive cast, figural pig, smooth base, 9 3/8"L x 3 3/4"H, applied double collar, American, C. 1870. - sold from Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Read more: Figural Pig Series | Berkshire Bitters

Read more: Figural Pig Series | Suffolk Bitters

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 Figural Pig Series | Beiser & Fisher – NY Figural Whiskey Pig

  1. bob-figurals says:

    Thanks for the recognition given to this unusual whiskey pig. I have had this particular figural in my collection for about forty years.
    Bob Ferraro

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