ITEM 2245. "GREELEY'S / BOURBON
WHISKEY / BITTERS. / GREELEY'S", (Ring# G102), brilliant
aquamarine, figural barrel, smooth base, 9 1/2"H x 2 1/4"D,
applied square collar, shallow ¼" top of lip bruise
and several small lip edge flakes. American, C. 1875, very rare.
Fresh from a home in Rochester, Vermont, this is the first time
that this very rare bitters barrel has been offered publicly.
As shown, the bottle does exhibit some minor lip damage but the
remainder of the piece is PERFECT with no staining and BRILLIANT
glass. The strong, spiky embossing is bolder than usual and the
piece exhibits a pleasing "bluish" cast that is stronger
than examples that we have previously encountered. Check your
auction catalogs - the Spiller example brought more than $7000!!!!!!