ITEM 9566. "ST / DRAKES
- 1860 / PLANTATION - X / BITTERS," olive yellow, six-log
cabin, smooth base, 10"H, applied sloping collar, about
mint (pinhead sized spot of lip edge roughness). American, 1860-1870.
Six log Drakes can be collected in a multitude of colors with
those in the green family among the most desirable. Though not
a pure green, this wonderful example exhibits a very strong olive
green tone that shows itself clearly in any and every lighting
situation. As shown, the bottle is very well blown with crisp
mold detailing and strongly embossed lettering. The glass is
filled with tiny bubbles and the panels bow outward slightly,
lending a pleasing overall crudity. The noted lip roughness is
mentioned solely for accuracy - it is not a distraction and the
bottle is otherwise absolutely perfect with no damage or wear.
Make no mistake, this is an exceptionally fine bottle that would
be welcomed in the most advanced of collections.