ITEM 7357. "DAVID ANDREWS'
/ VEGETABLE / JAUNDICE / BITTERS / PROVIDENCE / R.I.," brilliant
aquamarine, tombstone shaped rectangle, pontil scar, 8 ¼"H,
applied sloping collar with ring, an attic quality bottle with
a pinpoint sized radiating stone. American, C. 1850, very rare.
It is this bottle's spectacularly bold embossing (in our experience
the strongest documented) and heavily whittled surface that make
it the ultimate example of a David Andrews' Bitters. The noted
potstone is mentioned solely for accuracy - it is located on
the back panel near the base and noticeable only upon very careful
scrutiny. In spite of this tiny flaw the bottle remains one of
(if not THE) best of the few known examples.