Cool Embossings 3


Cool Embossings 3

09 September 2014

Apple-Touch-IconALions, Bears and Bulls oh my. This is the third post in the series titled “Cool Embossings”. See Cool Bottle Embossings and Cool Bottle Embossings 2. I carry these images around in my digital purse, and periodically want to post. Please send me any pictures you have of cool embossings.


Crouching Lion In Shield) Sealed Onion Wine Bottle, England, 1690-1710. Flattened bulbous form with embossed seal at mid body, medium olive green, sheared mouth with applied string rim – pontil scar, ht. 6 1/4 inches, greatest dia. 5 3/4 inches; (3/4 inch chip from applied seal, numerous chips from applied string rim and sheared mouth). Similar in form and construction to RD plate 10 Early and rare. – Heckler Premier Auction 115


“WASHINGTON SPRING CO / (bust of Washington) / BALLSTON SPA / N.Y. – C”, (S-61), American, ca. 1865 – 1875, deep emerald green pint, smooth base, applied sloping double collar mouth – Glass Works Auction 98


SLOOP – STAR, (GX-8), Bridgeton Glass Works, Bridgeton, New Jersey, ca. 1825 – 1840, deep sapphire blue half-pint, tubular open pontil, sheared and tooled lip. – Glass Works Auction 98


“TRAVELER’S” / STAR / “COMPANION – RAVENNA” / STAR / “GLASS CO.”, (GXIV-3), Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, Ohio, ca. 1855 – 1865, tobacco amber pint, reddish iron pontil – Glass Works Auction 98

Walking lion on a Cold Lion Iron Tonic


“INDIAN MEDICAL SPRING WATER CO. / (motif of an Indians head) / “MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.”, Minnesota, ca. 1895 – 1910, cobalt blue half-gallon. – Glass Works Auction 98


“MANITOU” (motif on an Indians head) / “BITTERS”, (M-28.3), American, ca. 1880 – 1890, amber, 7 7/8”h, smooth base, tooled ringed lip. – Glass Works Auction 98


Girl on a Bicycle from a GXIII-3 historical flask pint.


Duram Whiskey Bull


Rattle Snake Oil – Embossed Snake – eBay


Embossed Indian Head on Shiloh Bottling Works, Providence, R.I.


Man pouring beer hutch – Brad Seigler

Embossed Bear Seal

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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