Bottles of any age as “Art”


Sandor FussHi Ferdinand,

My wife and I were shopping today at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver and I noticed a chandelier for sale in one of the stores. Upon inspection, I realized that it was made of bottles! We thought it was lovely and went on our way to the next store where we saw several bottles on a shelf display that were for sale as “home decor”. We looked them over and went on to the next store and sure enough there were some bottles on a table for sale as a coffee table decoration! We saw bottles being sold in at least 5 stores and I have attached pictures of them for you to see.

Sure they were all new bottles but what is fascinating to me is that the general public, not just us “bottle nuts” are starting to appreciate bottles of any age as “art”. This is just a silly observation but it is a tell tale sign of the future of our wonderful hobby. Bottles have gone “mainstream”, with the help of such web sites as Peachridge Glass and the efforts of the FOHBC to name just a couple of our hobby’s tireless promoter’s and it is my belief that we are entering a new renaissance of bottle collecting!



Read: Surprise Bottle Article in Martha Stewart Living

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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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