January 2014 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery


Apple-Touch-IconAHere we go with the January 2014 group of pictures culled from a few of the web and Facebook sites that we all like. I really enjoy the sunlight, shadows and reflections in some of these pictures. Truly some spectacular settings. My favorite (besides anything Michael George shoots) is the top picture from Western Bitters News titled How about these colors!” Thanks to Cal49er for these spectacular whiskies.

January 2014 – Antique Bottle & Glass 

P H O T O    G A L L E R Y

01 February 2014

CatchinARay_GeorgeCatchin’ a ray on this chilly first day! – Michael George

ChestnutShades_MarshallChestnut Shades – Tom Marshall

DrBirminghams_HartzHere are 2 variants of Dr Birmingham’s Blood Purifier; one is deep blue green and the other 7-Up lime green….both are dead mint. – Chris Hartz

DrakesRun_ShultisSome runs from the past ! Here’s to ( cheers ) new runs in 2014 ! Happy New Year all my Bottle Collecting friends !!! – Brian Shultis

BrightWinterSunshine_HolzwarthCatching the bright winter sunshine – Mike Holzwarth

LongShadows_MarshallUntitled – Tom Marshall

RingingInNewYearRinging in the new year with a little color… – Michael George


Let me see if I remember what I used…from the top…Schenck’s Pulmonic Syrup, oval slick, Cornucopia flask, rectangle slick, aqua chestnut, round slick and square slick. Nothing too exciting but if they were I probably would not have buried them in rice.… Melinda Yantis

BottleShowSundayBottle Show Sunday get there, stretch your legs, pick up a bottle or two – David Olson


Glass Vials – Tom Marshall

Small blue scrolls.CharlesAprill

Small Blue Scrolls Charles Aprill


I thought I would post some of my “squares”. Ya probably seen them before but what the heck – Steve Mello

50SHADESOFAMBER_JOSEPHSomeone should write a book called 50 shades of amber – Marty Joseph


The 49’er Historical Bottle Club – That’s my club, we had out first meeting of the year last night. One of things our club does to keep up attendance is a raffle at every meeting with 5-8 prizes. The first pick winner gets to pick 1 out of a selection of three bottles. Then there are 3-5 other bottles that are all raffled off one by one with the 2nd winner picking first among that group and so on until they are gone. Then there are maybe 1-2 more winners who get to pick from some magazines and other small items. This meeting the three bottles the first prize winner got to pick from were a very rare pictorial SF CAL beer, a large black glass Hosetters, and this… – Matthew Tigue Levanti

InkingUpThePageInking up the page. Waiting for the Little Rhody show – David Olson

IcyCoffins_EricJust cold and icy enough for some coffins. There was a real message in one. So I told all about them. – Eric Richter

DiplomatWhiskey_PaulA row of Diplomat whiskeys from Glasner & Barzen in Kansas City. – Paul Gronquist

stairway displayHaving Fun With “Off the Wall” Bottles – Gene Ainsworth

fifteen inch demijohnsDifferent colored demijohns placed together (see below) and backlit is another good example of rather ordinary bottles being made to look extraordinary – Gene Ainesworth

ColdBluesThese cold winter days give me the blues! – Marty Joseph

George_OctogonWelcome to the Octogon!! Here are a few 8-sided utilities… – Michael George

ServingBottles_GeorgeHere are a few serving bottles, perfectly round and tapered, 1780s-1820s. – Michael George

See: August 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

See: September 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

See: October 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

See: November 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

See: December 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

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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