Jan Tecker Gayen
There is an interesting J.T. Gayen bottle on ebay (see listing) with a title: Caribbean Sea Old J T Gayen Bottle Intl’ waters off Costa Rica 1800s Case Gin. It is nice see this name again. Many of us figural collectors are aware of the J. T. Gayen Altona figural cannon which is pictured below. Let’s looks at a few other Gayen bottles. Super embossings, form and history, all in your hand. Look at that pair of J. T. Gayen, Altona, Castle and Lions Schnapps above! Wish I had better pictures. Actually I could find very few pictures. Please send me your examples for inclusion in this post.
Jan Tecker Gayen is listed as the oldest distiller of Schnapps and other liquor products from Altona, Hamberg, Germany. I am almost certain that he, or more likely his father, is from Copenhagen, Denmark.
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