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ITEM 7559. "BOURBON / WHISKEY / BITTERS," smoky grape puce, barrel-shaped, smooth base, 9 3/8"H, applied square collar, lightly cleaned to about perfect condition. American, 1865-1875, rare color.

Try as I might, I simply cannot properly capture the beauty of this exciting barrel bitters bottle. A true "chameleon," the bottle changes colors in different lighting situations but with that said, it is awfully pretty in every instance. At its best, the bottle shows as a light amethyst - other lighting situations show some pink and perhaps a bit of smoky grey. Holly noted that the color looks like "diluted grape juice" and that's probably as accurate as one could be. No matter the verbiage this is a light, bright, pretty and VERY different color for a barrel bitters bottle.




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