This Chestnut Grove applied seal whiskey is a personal favorite


This Chestnut Grove applied seal whiskey is a personal favorite

25 January 2015


Apple-Touch-IconAYou never know what is going to happen or what you might see in bottle collecting. Yesterday I was monitoring some Facebook posts and I received a communication from Rick Ciralli, pictured above, and his glass revelation.

Folks, I have been known to take some good pics of bottles and glass. Vicki got me a new Canon EOS Rebel T3 and I love it. Earlier today after the snow stopped, I started taking some pics in my office, no sun, no flash, natural light. This Chestnut Grove applied seal whiskey is a personal favorite. I took a shot of the seal….LOOK AT IT CAREFULLY, OMG ! It’s a glass revelation!! In the middle of the seal, I see an owl perched on a rocky ledge. Mountains in the background, to its left, looks like a couple of critters next to each other looking down, to its right and down, I see a demijohn! I swear I’m not under any influence and I didn’t slip and hit my head! Am I nuts? Please tell me what you see and think, put the creative cap on for a moment…….Peachridge Glass check this out – Rick Ciralli


Read More: Rick Ciralli – Comedic Genius Bottle Guy


Throughout the day the numerous entertaining responses from the Early American Glass Facebook page collecting populace grew. I thought I would share a few of my favorites that were accompanied by images.

Michael George - Wait... I think I see it!

Michael George – Wait… I think I see it!


Rick Ciralli – OK Critters, see if you can see what I see?


John April – Look right above the “s” in whiskey on Ricks seal photo, see the pointed ears ? This is what i see.


Michael George – Go deeper into the seal… Deeper… You will see a heavily medicated Rick being pushed around by his nurse!


Eric Richter – I don’t know about y’all, but I see Cheng and Eng.


Brian Wolff – …and I see Janey and Tommy and Billy and Sue


Eric Richter – Ha!


Eric Richter – Couldn’t resist.


PRG – This thing has gone global. Just picking this up from one of the Middle East bottle clubs.


Paul Joseph Goodwin – This changes everything!

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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