Spirits & Whiskeys

 

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Item SW122, Six Sided, C. LEDIARD / NEW YORK, deep puce, 11 1/8" high, applied top, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, has some minor scratches, a very rare bottle from the Lediard Company that made spirits and bitters, America circa 1860 to 1875, $1,700
Item SW124, Figural Barrel, "THAT'S THE STUFF", amber, large Open Pontil, applied flange lip, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, nicely whittled, has a pinhead size flake at the edge of the lip and a tiny (1/8") faint bruise at the base edge, otherwise perfect, possibly the best example of this extremely rare barrel, America circa 1850, $3,900
Item SW126, Handled Jug, "R. B. CUTTER / LOUISVILLE KY", golden yellow with an amber tone, Smooth Base, applied blob top, 8 " high, applied handle, numerous bubbles in the glass, nicely whittled, a paper thin bubble on the back opened during the blowing process, has some speckles of inside haze from the contents, a nice color for this scarce jug, circa 1860, $900
Item SW128, Figural Vase, "A. M. BININGER & CO / NO 19 BROAD ST NEW YORK", light orangish amber, sheared and tooled mouth, Smooth Base, 10" high, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, some whittle, has a few tiny scratches on the back otherwise perfect, a fine example of this very rare bottle, America circa 1860, $4,500
Item SW132, Tear Drop Flask, "BININGER'S / TRAVELERS / GUIDE / A. M. BININGER & CO / No 19 BROAD ST N.Y.", amber, nice crude applied mouth, 6 " high, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, almost perfect with a few tiny spots of high point wear, a super example, as good as any we have seen, circa 1860, $800
Item SW133, Handled Jug, "A. M. BININGER & CO. / NO. 19 BROAD ST / NEW - YORK", cylindrical, orangish amber, 8" high, nice crude applied top, nicely whittled, hundreds of tiny to medium size bubbles in the glass, sparkling perfect condition, one of the finest amber examples we have ever seen, circa 1860 to 1865, $800
Item SW134, Handled Jug, "STAR WHISKEY / NEW YORK / W. B. CROWELL JR" (all in molded oval on front, conical with vertical ribs, dark chestnut brown color, large Sand Chip Pontil, applied lip with pour spout, has an in-making pinhead size open bubble at the tip of the pour spout, also some interior stain from the contents which is hard to see due to the dark color, a nice example in a rare color, circa 1850 to 1860, $950
Item SW139, Handled Chestnut Flask, cobalt blue, Open Pontil, 8 " high, applied top, lots of tiny bubbles in the glass, has a few minor wear scratches otherwise perfect condition, a great example in a very rare and spectacular color, America circa 1850 to 1865, $2,800
Item SW141, Handled Jug, "BULKLEY FISKE & CO NEW YORK" stamped on shoulder and neck, pottery with mottled olive brown and tan glaze, 10 " high, cylindrical with sixteen concave vertical panels, the applied handle has a snake's head at the lower attachment, has a 5/8" chip on the side of the handle, extremely rare, America circa 1850 to 1860, $450
Item SW143, Figural Barrel, "DISTILLED IN 1848 / OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON 1849 RESERVE / A. M. BININGER & CO. 19 BROAD ST N.Y.", amber, Smooth Base, applied mouth, 9 " high, very bold embossing, has a few teeny specks of high point wear, a nice example of this scarce bottle, circa 1860 to 1870, $500
Item SW154, Handled Chestnut flask, S M & CO / N Y on molded seal on front, bright orange amber shading to yellow amber at the sides, Open Pontil, 9" high, applied ring lip and applied handle, highly whittled, pristine perfect condition, finest example of this rare bottle, circa 1855 to 1865, $1,400
Item SW158, BPK-14, BININGER'S "OLD TIMES" / FAMILY RYE. - DISTILLED IN 1849 - A. M. BININGER & CO:. NO. 19 BROAD ST, N.Y., yellow green with an olive tone, Smooth Base, applied tapered top, 9 " high, bold embossing, pristine perfect condition, has 50% of the original label, a great example of this rare bottle, circa 1861 to1863, $3,900
Item SW159, Figural Pig, "PAPER WEIGHT / COMPLIMENTS OF / THE / THEODORE NETTER DISTILLING CO / FROM / THEODORE NETTER / PHILADELPHIA", clear glass, hand tooled lip, perfect condition, a great example of this scarce bottle, circa 1900, $374
Item SW160, BPK-6, A. M. BININGER & CO / NEW YORK, blue green, Iron Pontil, tapered case gin form, 9 " high, applied flange lip, numerous bubbles in the glass, has a few minor scratches otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a great example of this very rare bottle, circa 1850 to1860, $4,200
Item SW162, J. C. & CO, figural pineapple, deep amber, huge deep Open Pontil measures 1 " across, very bold embossing, has a little light high point wear and paper thin " open bubble, otherwise perfect, a nice example of this rare bottle, America circa 1850, $1,250
Item SW163, R. B. CUTTER'S / PURE / BOURBON, handled jug, dark puce, Open Pontil, 8 " high, super bold embossing, pristine perfect condition, finest possible example in this color, Louisville Kentucky, circa 1855 to1865, $850
Item SW165, Figural Indian Maiden, H. PHARAZYN / PHILA / RIGHT SECURED, yellow amber, perfect rolled lip with no chips, bold embossing, pristine perfect condition, finest example of this rare bottle, circa 1865, $3,200
 

 

The items below have been sold, but are left on to be used for reference.

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Item 1110, POTTERY CHESTNUT FLASK WITH APPLIED HANDLE, "GOOD GAME" above a game basket with game birds and a rabbit on one side, hunting dogs and muzzle loader gun on other side, stamped "BULKLEY FISKE & CO/ NEW YORK" near base, mottled tan and tobacco glaze, very bold embossing,  8 ½" high, has a little high point wear, otherwise perfect.  This is the extremely rare large size variant of this flask, circa mid 1800's Sold
Item SW021, Handled Whiskey Flask, "PURE MALT WHISKEY/ BOURBON CO, KENTUCKY", amber, 8 5/8" high, fancy applied handle, applied ring lip, numerous bubbles in the glass. A very rare handled whiskey Sold
Item SW024, LABEL UNDER GLASS DECANTER, clear glass, large semi-shield shaped label under glass, "W. N. WALTON PAT. SEPT. 23 / 62 &" (more but can't make it out), embossed on base, cut flat panels around base, cut ovals around shoulder, original glass stopper, 11" high including the stopper. The label is multicolored and shows a picture of a pretty girl with fancy dress and hat. The bottle and label are in perfect condition. Extremely rare with perfect label Sold
Item SW027, Handled Whiskey Jug, "GRIFFITH HYATT & CO / BALTIMORE", bulbous form with label panel on front and back, medium yellowish brown color, Open Pontil, nice crude applied flanged lip, applied handle, 7 " high, extra crude glass with whittle and bubbles. Has 95% original label with the words "OLD CONSTITUTION WHISKEY DISTILLED 1852", gray letters on dark blue background. Has 98% of the original back label, which is a multi-colored picture of the USS CONSTITUTION flying the American flag. Also flying a large pennant with the word "CONSTITUTION" on it. This is maybe the only example of this bottle with the original fantastic labels, just a terrific piece Sold
Item SW052, Handled Chestnut Flask, "AMBROSIAL / B.M. & E. A. W & Co" on applied seal on shoulder, amber, Open Pontil, 8 7/8" high, free blown with applied handle and applied ring lip, very crisp embossing on the seal. Has a few very minor wear scratches on the back side otherwise perfect. A fine example of this scarce flask, BENJAMIN & EDWARD WHITLOCK were in business in New York City in the early 1860's Sold
Item SW061, Ewer Shape with Pour Spout, "WHARTON'S / WHISKEY / 1850 / CHESTNUT GROVE (on front) -- WHITNEY GLASS WORKS GLASSBORO N.J." (on base), , applied handle, medium to deep amber, bold embossing, lots of small to medium size bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a fine example of this scarce bottle Sold
Item SW062, Handled Whiskey Jug, "R. B. CUTTER / LOUISVILLE, KY", golden yellow with an amber tone, 8 7/8" high, applied blob top, applied handle, bold embossing, nicely whittled, perfect condition, a pretty and extremely rare color for this jug Sold
Item SW063, Handled Whiskey Jug, "R.B. CUTTER'S / PURE / BOURBON", dark puce, large Open Pontil, 8 " high, applied blob top, applied handle on the back side, extremely bold embossing, highly whittled, has a few very minor scratches otherwise perfect, a great example Sold
Item SW065, Handled Whiskey Jug, "J. F. T. & CO / PHILADA" on embossed seal on front, amber, Open Pontil, bulbous form with embossed vertical ribs, 7 1/4" high, applied double collar lip. Large applied handle on the back side with fancy rigaree at the lower attachment point, excellent crudeness with bubbles and whittle, has a few tiny spots of high point wear otherwise perfect, a fine example of this scarce jug Sold
Item SW066, Handled Jug, "SCHIEDAM GIN / IMPORTED BY / BULKLEY, FISKE / & CO / NEW YORK" on shield on front, pottery with mottled olive brown and tan glaze, 10 " high, cylindrical with sixteen concave vertical panels. The applied handle has a snake at the lower attachment, perfect condition, finest possible example of this extremely rare and interesting jug, only a few known examples, American circa 1850 Sold
Item SW072, Handled Whiskey Jug, "CARHART & BROTHER / N. Y." on large applied seal on front, chestnut shape, deep puce, oval Iron Pontil, 9" high, applied ring lip, applied handle on right side. bold lettering, has a few minor wear scratches otherwise perfect, a nice example of this extremely rare jug Sold
Item SW079, Figural Barrel, "CHAPIN & GORE CHICAGO - SOUR MASH 1867", "HAWLEY GLASS CO HAWLEY PA" on base, applied top with internal screw threads, has the original stopper which is embossed "AMERICAN SCREW STOPPER CO. N.Y.", perfect condition, a great example in a wonderful light color Sold
Item SW080, Strap Sided Flask, embossed in a slug plate "M. SCHWARTZKOPF / LIQUORS / 301 / PENN. AVE / SCRANTON, PA", brilliant yellow with a slight olive tone, Quart, applied lip, very crude with lots of whittle and 100's of seed bubbles in the glass, sparkling perfect condition, a spectacular looking bottle, circa 1870 Sold
Item SW082, Handled Chestnut Flask, "CHESTNUT GROVE WHISKEY C. W." on molded seal on front, amber, Open Pontil, has 95% original labels on the front and back, the bottle is in perfect condition, extremely rare possible unique with labels, circa 1860 Sold

Item SW084, 12 sided bottle, "HOPATKONG / WHISKEY / J. C. HESS & CO, PHILA", deep brilliant cobalt blue with striations, , 10 3/8" high, applied ring lip, lots of bubbles in the glass, has a few minor scratches, otherwise sparkling perfect. Extremely rare, this may be the only undamaged example, circa 1860 Sold

Note: This unusual name comes from Lake Hopatkong in New Jersey

Item SW085, Handled Whiskey Jug, "DR GIRARD'S / LONDON / GINGER BRANDY" (on applied seal), light amber, Open Pontil, cone shape, 9 " high, applied double collar lip, numerous bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, finest possible example of this extremely rare bottle, America circa 1855 Sold
Item SW086, Cylindrical, "NEAL'S AMBROSIAL WHISKEY PHILADA" (on applied seal), deep cobalt blue, 9 " high, nice crude double tapered top, some bubbles in the glass, perfect condition. A fine example of this very rare and beautiful bottle, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item SW087, Handled Whiskey Jug, "SOP / S M & C" (on applied seal), amber, Open Pontil, conical form, 7 3/8" high, applied ring lip, perfect condition, finest example of this extremely rare jug. There only a few known examples. Possible made for STRANG MURRAY & CO of New York, American circa 1865 Sold
Item SW088, Handled Whiskey Jug, "STAR WHISKEY / NEW YORK / W. B. CROWELL JR" (on molded seal), golden yellow, Open Pontil, molded vertical ribs, 8 " high, applied top with pour spout, large applied handle with fancy rigaree at the lower attachment point, numerous bubbles in the glass. Sparkling perfect condition, a fantastic example in this almost pure yellow color, America circa 1860 Sold
Item SW090, Figural Indian Maiden, "MOHAWK WHISKEY PURE RYE (on shield) - PATENTED FEB 11 1868 (on back), yellowish amber, 12 5/8" high, complete flawless inward rolled lip, very bold embossing, sparkling perfect condition, finest example of this rare and interesting bottle Sold
Item SW091, A Very Ornate Bottle With a Ring of Stars around the Neck, "M. G. LANDSBERG / CHICAGO", it also has embossed 1876, an eagle, sunburst 1776, a cannon, cannon balls, crossed swords and more. Light yellow amber, square, 11 " high, applied lip, bold embossing. A fine example of this very rare bottle in a nice light color, America circa 1876 Sold
Item SW095, Handled Whiskey Jug, "A. M. BININGER & CO / NO. 19 BROAD ST / NEW YORK", medium to deep amber, Cylindrical, 8" high, bold embossing, nicely whittled, numerous bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a very nice example, America circa 1860 Sold
Item SW097, Figural Barrel, "MIST OF THE MORNING / S. M. / BARNETT & COMPANY", deep amber, 10" high, applied top, bold embossing, has a few tiny wear marks otherwise perfect, a nice example of this rare bottle, America circa 1860 to 1880 Sold
Item SW098, Figural Cabin, "PERRINE'S - APPLE - GINGER - PHILA (on shoulders), PERRINE'S (embossed apple) / GINGER - DEPOT / No 37 NTH FRONT ST. / PHILADA", orangish amber, 9 7/8" high, applied top, fancy roped corners. Bold embossing, has a few very minor wear marks otherwise perfect, a fine example of this attractive bottle, circa 1870 to 1880 Sold
Item SW100, Square with Beveled Corners, "LONDON - ROYAL - IMPERIAL GIN", medium cobalt blue, 9 7/8" high, applied tapered top, numerous bubbles in the glass. Has a few tiny very minor wear marks otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a super example of this rare bottle, America circa 1860 to 1880 Sold
Item SW109, Figural Barrel, "B. M & E. A. WHITLOCK & CO / NEW YORK", aqua, Open Pontil, 8 1/8" high, large applied flanged lip, bold embossing, has some spots of light inside haze from the contents otherwise perfect, a fine example of this very rare bottle, circa 1855 to 1865 Sold
Item SW113, Handled Whiskey Jug, "PURE COGNAC" on applied seal on front, amber, Open Pontil, conical form, 9" high, double applied lip, large applied handle with fancy rigaree at the lower attachment point. Perfect condition, a fine example of this extremely rare jug, only a few examples known, America circa 1850 Sold
Item SW117, Square with Beveled Corners, "BININGER'S / OLD DOMINION - WHEAT TONIC - A. M. BININGER & CO / NO. 338 BROADWAY, N.Y.", light to medium yellow green with an olive tone, 9 7/8" high, tapered applied top, bold embossing, 1,000's of bubbles in the glass. Has a small (3/16") flake at the corner of the base and a few minor scratches, a beautiful example of this very rare bottle, circa 1855 to 1870 Sold
Item SW118, Figural Pig, "DUFFY (motif of Rooster on a Crescent Moon) CRESCENT SALOON 204 JEFFERSON STREET LOUISVILLE KY", yellow amber shading to amber in the head. 7 5/8" long, rough unfinished sheared lip, perfect condition, finest example of this rare piggy, circa 1880 Sold
Item SW119, Figural Soldier Saluting, Handled pottery jug with tan and olive glaze, embossed "MORNING SALUTE / B. F. & CO / N.Y.", 10 7/8" high, has some high point wear on the back, otherwise perfect, extremely rare, possibly the only perfect example, made for BULKLEY FISKE & CO in New York, circa 1850 to 1860, attributed to the Bennett Pottery in Baltimore Maryland, Sold
Item FL420, GVII-3, Figural House, "E.G. BOOZ'S OLD CABIN WHISKEY - 120 WALNUT ST PHILADELPHIA", golden amber, bold embossing, very whittled, sparkling perfect condition, finest example. This is the rare and earlier variant with the pointed roof ends, made at the WHITNEY GLASS WORKS IN GLASSBORO, NEW JERSEY circa 1865 Sold
Item SW123, Cylindrical, "CASPERS WHISKEY / MADE BY HONEST / NORTH / CAROLINA PEOPLE" (all in circular slug plate), fancy fluted neck and shoulders, brilliant cobalt blue, 11 " high, bold embossing, perfect condition, finest example of this beautiful bottle, America circa 1890 to 1900 Sold
Item SW125, Figural Barrel, "BENNETT & CARROL / 120 WOOD ST. / PITTSBURG", figural barrel, yellowish amber, Smooth Base, large applied flange lip, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, almost perfect with a few minor scratches on the back, ex-Robert Pattridge collection, a fine example of this very rare bottle, circa 1860 Sold
Item SW127, Figural Barrel, "DISTILLED IN 1848 / OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON 1849 RESERVE / A. M. BININGER & CO 338 BROADWAY N.Y.", deep amber, Open Pontil, nice crude applied flange lip, 9 1/8" high, bold embossing, perfect condition, very rare early variant with the 338 address, circa 1850 Sold
Item SW129, Figural Barrel, deep amethyst, 9 7/8" high, Smooth Base, large applied flanged lip, numerous bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, finest example in this beautiful and very rare color, America 1860 to 1875 Sold
Item SW130, Figural Barrel, cobalt blue, 10" high, Smooth Base, applied flange lip, excellent crudeness with whittle and lots of bubbles, has some minor high point wear otherwise perfect, ex-Spiller Collection lot #1, the combination of the barrel form and beautiful color combine to make this a spectacular looking bottle, America circa 1860 to 1875 Sold
Item SW135, Oval Flask, BININGER'S / PEEP O DAY / No. 338 / BROADWAY, N.Y., bluish aqua, Open Pontil, nice crude applied top, numerous bubbles in the glass, extremely rare and possibly unique with this address and color, America circa 1860 Sold
Item SW140, "MONKS' / OLD BOURBON / WHISKEY. - FOR, / MEDICINAL / PURPOSES - WILSON, FAIRBANK & CO, / SOLE AGENTS", deep olive yellow, Iron Pontil, square with beveled corners, 9 " high, applied top, very bold embossing, perfect condition, finest example of this very rare bottle, America circa 1850 to 1865 Sold
Item SW157, A. M. BININGER & Co / No 19 BROAD ST NEW YORK, Urn Shape, applied handle, medium amber, Smooth Base, very bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, pristine perfect condition, finest example of this rare and appealing bottle, circa 1860 to 1870, Sold