ITEM 7179. "HEIDELBERG/
BRANNTWEIN - A.M. BININGER & CO / NO 338 BROADWAY, NY,"
bright yellow olive, square, smooth base, 9 5/8"H, applied
sloping collar, about mint (pinhead sized surface bruise on a
panel edge). American, C. 1865, very rare.
The Branntwein is among the most elusive of the various Bininger
bottles and very rarely offered for sale. This attractive example
is absolutely fresh to the market and presented exactly as found
in the Chipman home in the tiny mountain village of Ripton, Vermont.
The embossing of the all important "Branntwein" panel
is quite bold as shown but the remaining embossing is weakened,
perhaps even partially "peened out" in the mold. A
myriad of bubbles percolate about the glass with two particularly
appealing and interesting bubbles located in the shoulder.