ITEM 8407. "W.S.C. / CLUB
HOUSE GIN" WITH ORIGINAL LABEL, forest/olive green, smooth
base, 9"H, applied collar, about mint (inconsequential radiating
potstone on back panel mentioned solely for accuracy). American,
C. 1870, extremely rare with label.
Any American made case-style bottle is a scarcely encountered
object and this fine Civil War era gin is a particularly successful
example of the form that boasts bright, rich color, lots of glass
crudity and retains its original paper label. Holly and I owned
this bottle many moons ago and it remains the only labeled example
that we have encountered.