Bininger Gallery

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Apple-Touch-IconAI have been nesting some great images of Bininger bottles for the past year or so waiting for a few missing pictures to justify a post gallery. With the Glass Works Auctions | Auction #96 additions, I can now release this post. If you have any additions of any different bottles, please send to me. (Note: Top picture from Ed & Kathy Gray).

My interest in Bininger’s started early with figural clock, cannon and barrel additions to go with my bitters collection. Many of us do this as the Bininger name means great bottles and history.

Much has been written about A.M. Bininger so I will stay away from that but I will reference you to a few past Peachridge Glass Bininger posts.

Read More: Bininger Advertising Art & Labels
Read more: A. M. Bininger & Co. Figural Cannon
Read more: Bininger’s Night Cap Flask

B I N I N G E R   G A L L E R Y


A.M. BININGER & CO / No 19 BROAD ST

NEW YORK

Important Bininger Urn Bottle – A.M. Bininger & Co / No 19 Broad St New York Figural Handled Whiskey, America, 1860 – 1865. Bright honey amber shading to a deeper golden through the base and shoulders, figural urn form, applied solid ear shaped handle, sheared and tooled lip – smooth base, ht. 8 ¾”. A very attractive and rare form that is certainly susceptible to damage. However, this example is “out of the mold”, pristine perfect! In addition, it is strongly embossed and highly whittled. Finest possible example. – American Glass Gallery


BININGER’S BANANA JUICE.

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The Holy Grail, a labeled BININGER’S BANANA JUICE


A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 19 BROAD ST. / NEW-YORK

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A.M. BININGER’S / NO. 19 BROAD ST. / NEW-YORK, (Denzin, BIN-32), New York, ca. 1865 – 1875, olive green jug, 8”h, smooth base, applied handle and double collar mouth. A chip is off the end of the lower handle attachment finial, otherwise perfect. Usually seen in amber and is considered scarce in this pure green color. One of the ‘grand slams’ of handled Bininger’s. Purchased from Jim Mitchell in 1992 at the FOHBC Expo in Toledo, Ohio. – Glass Works Auctions #112 – Bob Ferraro Collection

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A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 19 BROAD ST. / NEW-YORK, (Denzin BIN-32), New York, ca. 1855 – 1870, golden yellow amber, 8”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth. Only Bininger jug Glass Works has ever auctioned not having an applied handle! A raised dot on the shoulder is where the lower part of the handle would have been attached, but no handle! – Glass Works Auctions | Auction #96 (Part 2)

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A.M. BININGER & CO / NO. 19 BROAD ST / NEW – YORK“, deep orange amber, cylindrical with applied handle, early smooth base, 8″H, applied double collar, mint. American, C.1860, scarce. This attractive handled jug is a much better than average example with good color, strong embossing and some nice whittling. – Jeff & Holly Noordsy


BININGER’S / PEEP-O-DAY / NO. 19 /

BROAD ST. N.Y.

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BININGER’S / PEEP-O-DAY / NO. 19 / BROAD ST. N.Y., (Denzin BIN-35), New York, ca. 1860 – 1870, amber flask, 7 5/8”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth. A tiny chip, possibly in the making, is on the inside edge of the lip. Also some light scratches commonly associated with this bottle. – Glass Works Auctions | Auction #96 (Part 2)


A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 17 BROAD ST. – OLD LONDON DOCK – GIN

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A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 17 BROAD ST. – OLD LONDON DOCK – GIN, (Denzin, BIN-15), New York, ca. 1855 – 1870, yellowish olive green, 9 7/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth, 98% original label reads: ‘Old London Dock Gin, Designed Especially as a Safe & Reliable Medicine For Family Use, A.M. Bininger & Co. Importers No. 17 Broad St., New York’. A tiny flake is off the a corner edge at the base, otherwise perfect. A scarce bottle with the early No. 17 Broad St. address. – Glass Works Auctions | Auction #96 (Part 2)


BININGER’S NIGHT CAP / NO. 19 /

BROAD ST. N.Y.

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BININGER’S “NIGHT CAP” / NO. 19 / BROAD ST. N.Y., (Denzin BIN-34), New York, ca. 1860 – 1870, yellow amber flask, 7 3/4”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth. Some additional glass is on the inside of the base, possibly excessive glass from the applied lip gather. – Glass Works Auctions | Auction #96 (Part 2)


BININGER’S / OLD DOMINION – WHEAT TONIC – A.A. BININGER & CO / NO. 338 BROADWAY, N.Y.

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BININGER’S / OLD DOMINION – WHEAT TONIC – A.A. BININGER & CO / NO. 338 BROADWAY, N.Y., light to medium yellow green with an olive tone, Square with beveled corners, 9 7/8″ high, tapered applied top, bold embossing, 1,000’s of bubbles in the glass, circa 1855 – 1870 – GreatAntiqueBottles.com


A.M. BININGER & CO. / 19 BROAD ST, N.Y. – BININGER’S / OLD DOMINION / WHEAT TONIC

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A.M. BININGER & CO. / 19 BROAD ST, N.Y. – BININGER’S / OLD DOMINION / WHEAT TONIC, (Denzin, BIN-43), New York, ca. 1865 – 1875, yellowish amber, 9 3/4”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth. Fine example, highly whittled glass, great impression. Base and neck stickers indicate that at one time it was in the Charles Gardner collection. Purchased from Connie Stout at the 2007 Reno Bottle Show. – Glass Works Auctions #112 – Bob Ferraro Collection


A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y. – BININGER’S / OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON – 1849 RESERVE / DISTILLED IN 1848

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A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y. – BININGER’S / OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON – 1849 RESERVE / DISTILLED IN 1848, (Denzin, BIN-41), New York, ca. 1855 – 1870, yellowish amber, 9 7/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth. about perfect. A bright, very clean bottle with a number of trapped air bubbles in the glass. – Glass Works Auctions | Auction #96 (Part 2)


A.M. BININGER & CO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y.

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A.M. BININGER & CO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y. Figural Cannon Barrel – GreatAntiqueBottles.com


BININGERS REGULATOR (clock face)

19 BROAD ST. NEW YORK

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BININGERS REGULATOR 19 BROAD ST. NEW YORK (Clock Face), GXIII-87, Deep Amber, Excellent example, Circa 1860-1875, Open pontil base. Applied double collar mouth. Grapentine I Auction, 41 Lot #84 – Meyer Collection


A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 375 BROADWAY, N.Y.

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A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 375 BROADWAY, N.Y., brilliant strawberry pink, square with beveled edges, early smooth base, 9 ¾”H, applied sloping collar, mint. American, 1865-1875, rare color. Among the most elusive and desirable of the Bininger bottles are those with the 375 Broadway address blown in shades of puce. We have seen a handful of these bottles over the years and surmised that they were blown in Baltimore, as the peculiar shade of color is a close match to known Baltimore flasks. Primarily red with strong pink tones, the Bininger case bottles we have seen in this general color range have been as a rule quite dark but as the photos show, this spectacular example passes light easily from top to bottom, making it an outstanding window bottle and one of our most exciting finds this year. – Jeff & Holly Noordsy


DISTILLED IN 1848 OLD KENTUCKY BURBON 1849 RESERVE. A.M. BININGER & CO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y.

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DISTILLED IN 1848 OLD KENTUCKY BURBON 1849 RESERVE. A.M. BININGER & CO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y. , Yellow amber, 8 1/2″, Best possible example, Rare larger size barrel, 9.5 in. tall, much taller and fatter then the regular version. Mint condition in light yellow amber with a nice big open pontil. – Meyer Collection


A.M. BININGER & CO. 19 BROAD ST, N.Y. / DISTILLED IN 1848 / OLD KENTUCKY 1849 RESERVE BOURBON

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The smaller A.M. BININGER & CO. 19 BROAD ST, N.Y. / DISTILLED IN 1848 / OLD KENTUCKY 1849 RESERVE BOURBON, figural barel, shaded yellowish amber, 8″ tall (see two concentric open pontil sars picture below). Applied top, bold embossing, circa 1850 – GreatAntiqueBottles.com


DISTILLED IN 1848 / OLD KENTUCKY / BOURBON / 1849 / RESERVE / A.M. BININGER & CO. 338 BROADWAY, N.Y.

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DISTILLED IN 1848 / OLD KENTUCKY / BOURBON / 1849 / RESERVE / A.M. BININGER & CO. 338 BROADWAY, N.Y., (Denzin, BIN-25), New York, ca. 1855 – 1865, deep reddish amber barrel, 9 3/8”h, open pontil, applied square lip. A tiny iridescent ‘ding’ is on the side of the lip and a tiny chip is off the lower ring. Both flaws are minor and do not effect the appearance of the bottle. Not often seen with a square mouth. Purchased from Jan Seneker in 1971. – Glass Works Auctions 112 – Bob Ferraro Collection


HEIDELBERG/ BRANNTWEIN – A.M. BININGER & CO / NO 338 BROADWAY, NY

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HEIDELBERG/ BRANNTWEIN – A.M. BININGER & CO / NO 338 BROADWAY, NY, bright yellow olive, square, smooth base, 9 5/8″H, applied sloping collar, about mint (pinhead sized surface bruise on a panel edge). American, C. 1865, very rare. The Branntwein is among the most elusive of the various Bininger bottles and very rarely offered for sale. This attractive example is absolutely fresh to the market and presented exactly as found in the Chipman home in the tiny mountain village of Ripton, Vermont. The embossing of the all important “Branntwein” panel is quite bold as shown but the remaining embossing is weakened, perhaps even partially “peened out” in the mold. A myriad of bubbles percolate about the glass with two particularly appealing and interesting bubbles located in the shoulder. – Jeff & Holly Noordsy


BININGER’S / DAY DREAM / A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y.

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Handled Whiskey, BININGER’S / DAY DREAM / A.M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y., (Denzin, BIN-39), New York, ca. 1855 – 1865, yellow amber jug, 7 3/4”h, pontil scarred base, applied tapered collar mouth and handle. – Glass Works Auctions


BININGER’S / TRAVELERS / GUIDE / A.M. BININGER & CO / NO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y.

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BININGER’S / TRAVELERS / GUIDE / A.M. BININGER & CO / NO. 19 BROAD ST. N.Y., (Denzin, BIN-46), New York, ca. 1860 – 1865, medium amber center shading to more yellow in the sides, tear drop form flask, 6 3/4”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth. – Glass Works Auctions


A.M. BININGER & CO. / 19 BROAD ST. N.Y. – BININGER’S / OLD MONONGAHELA. – 1850 RESERVE. / DISTILLED IN 1848.

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A.M. BININGER & CO. / 19 BROAD ST. N.Y. – BININGER’S / OLD MONONGAHELA. – 1850 RESERVE. / DISTILLED IN 1848., New York, ca. 1855 – 1870, (unlisted), deep yellowish olive green, 9 7/8″h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth. Extremely rare and unlisted, even in Don Denzin’s book, ‘Antique Eastern Whiskey Bottles’, that devoted an entire section to Bininger bottles. It is believed that possibly only one other example exists, and that one has a different street address. To the purest collector of Bininger bottles this could be the Holy Grail, and possibly the only chance to acquire one for the collection! – Glass Works Auctions – Auction #97


A.M. BININGER & CO NEW YORK. (no address)

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Three extraordinary A.M. BININGER & CO NEW YORK. bottles in different colors showing up in American Bottle Auctions | Auction 58. Each example does not have an address.


BININGER’S / GOLDEN APPLE / CORDIAL. / A.M. BININGER & CO. / 338 BROADWAY, N.Y.

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Bininger’s / Golden Apple / Cordial. / A. M. Bininger & Co. / 338 Broadway, N.Y. Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square with beveled corners, medium yellow olive, applied sloping collared mouth – smooth base, ht. 9 3/4 inches; (1/8 inch flake from base corner, interior has coating of washable content residue). H #2666 Wonderful exterior surface condition. Extremely rare. – Heckler Auction 128


Labeled BININGER’S OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON

Bininger’s Old Kentucky Bourbon: Spotted at the 2017 New England Antique Bottle Show. Jim Bender: Here’s a new one for the Bininger guys. I took some nice photos of this bottle for my upcoming book on Bininger Bottles. A rare find for sure. Also not for sale.


Labeled BININGER’S PEACH BRANDY

313. Handled Whiskey, “A.M. BININGER & CO / 19 BROAD ST. / NEW-YORK”, (Denzin, BIN-32), (Bender, pg. 103), New York, ca. 1865 – 1875, yellowish amber jug, 8”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth and handle, 98% original label reads: ‘Bininger’s Peach Brandy, A.M. Bininger & Co. Established 1778, Sole Proprietors, New York’. The bottle is perfect and has some glass whittle. Fairly available bottle, but with an extremely rare label! Ex. Charles Gardner Collection #2730. Bill Litle Collection. – Glass Works Auctions – Auction #124


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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2 Responses to Bininger Gallery

  1. Froggy says:

    Biningers are great bottles. Great variety of forms, colors, variants plus wonderful labels and history. We know the Banana juice is owned by the legendary Don Keating, as part of his nearly complete Bininger collection. Jack Pellitier has a large Bininger collection, tho I’ve not seen it. It would be interesting to know who else has a Bininger collection numbering, let’s say 10 or more bottles!

  2. Froggy says:

    OOOPS! How could I forget BOB FERARRO! Guess the awesome Bitters portion of his collection had “blinded” my memory of the great whiskeys Bob also has. Thanks Ferdinand!

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