ITEM MK10. "(arabesque motif)/
DRAKES / PLANTATION / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862," (Ring
#D102), light to medium strawberry puce, six-log cabin, smooth
base, 10 1/16"H, ½" x 3/8" bubble burst
on a corner log at the base edge. American, 1865-1875, rare.
It has been more than five years since we last owned an arabesque
Drakes and within a week we acquired two of them. Who can figure?
Although it is not technically perfect, this is unquestionably
the "prettier" of the two arabesque Drakes we are offering
and it is the only puce example in this light shade of color
I can recall seeing or handling. The astute collector will also
note the incredible strength of embossing (the arabesque motifs
are notoriously weak) - probably the best we have seen on a bottle
blown in this rare mold.