ITEM 2892. "S. T. / DRAKE'S / 1860
/ PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862", (Ring# D105),
ginger ale yellow with a strong apricot or peach tone, figural
6-log cabin, smooth base, 10"H x 3"W, applied sloping
collar, mint. American, 1865-1875, rare color variation.
This wonderful Drake's is a true "chameleon" that appears
to change color throughout the day. The bottle is equal parts
"ginger ale yellow" and "apricot" with the
apricot tones appearing strongest in incandescent or fluorescent
light. When held to the sky or displayed in a sunny window the
bottle passes light evenly and easily with the light playing
beautifully off the many bubbles percolating throughout the glass.
We have had numerous Drakes in this color family but none have
had quite the dose of apricot exhibited by this example. In fact,
we have had owned very few bottles of any type in this particular
shade of color and the only piece that comes to mind is a marked
"Dyottville" Washington-Taylor quart that we sold at
last year's Mansfield, Ohio Show. If you are looking to add to
your run of cabins or simply inject a splash of color in your
collection THIS IS THE BOTTLE FOR YOU!