Dr. Stephen Jewett’s / Celebrated Health Restoring Bitters / Rindge, N.H. on eBay

Dr. Stephen Jewett’s / Celebrated Health Restoring Bitters / Rindge, N.H. on eBay

22 May 2012

Apple-Touch-IconAJust lovin’ this Dr. Stephen Jewett’s on eBay. Great bottle, photographs and description. It closes later this afternoon, Let’s see where it settles. Worth every bit of what the seller (bottleninja) wants in my book.

STODDARD N.H., circa 1850 pre civil war, in excellent condition. Light color!

Up for sale! A very impressive early bitters for your consideration. This is a bottle that usually never becomes available for sale. Acquired from a New Hampshire collector / dealer. Originally owned by Boo Morcom. Offered hear is a prime example. Rectangular shape with wide beveled corners. 7 1/4″ tall. Embossed DR STEPHEN JEWETT’S / CELEBRATED HEALTH RESTORING BITTERS / RINDGE, N.H. Applied square collar lip with sharp edges, There is a minute, I say, minute amount of roughness, along a portion of the outer edge, some what typical for this type of closure in the manufacturing. I do not see anything distracting but certainly has to be mentioned. Small drip of glass were the lip is attached, to add to the character. The lettering is bold throughout, with out any high point ware. A very clean bottle that has not been tumbled. The base has a very impressive rough circular shaped pontil scar. Most of these Jewett’s in color I have seen have a iron pontil. The color is a lighter variant almost a delicate pitkin color. Very yellow amber with a good olive tone, almost like greenish straw, but a very light color that shows off all the whittle, and tiny seed bubbles. The bottle sparkles as the pics indicate.

Condition; there is a very small amount of ghostly exterior haze on the lower front panel and perhaps some very minor interior content remnants. This bottle has a lot going for it. A Classic New Hampshire piece, pontil, colored med. A lot of cool embossed on three panels. The Doc, the town, and the goods. Pontiled, and in super shape. Also to consider the lighter color, in a classic medicine form.

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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