ITEM SM3. "(arabesque motif)/
DRAKES / PLANTATION / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862," (Ring
#D102), bright apricot yellow, six-log cabin, smooth base, 10
1/16"H, an attic-quality bottle in perfect condition. American,
Over years there has been some question as to the appropriateness
of the term "attic mint" but in this instance, the
usage cannot be questioned. While working on a job site in central
New Hampshire a local friend had the unenviable task of tearing
out a plaster and lath 2nd floor ceiling. Perhaps owing to the
odious nature of the job good fortune smile on him when out tumbled
a half-dozen bottles, including a GVIII-16 sunburst (which he
will not part with) and this beautiful arabesque Drakes. Although
it is not my preference to do so, I decided to "clean"
the bottle in hopes of determining the color (a "before"
picture is included) and the purists among you will be happy
to hear that I saved both labels (which will be included in the
listed price) while at the same time revealing a startlingly
beautiful yellow bottle with strong apricot tones. Arabesque
Drakes in this color are RARE and although the bottle literally
bounced on the floor when it fell from the attic, it survived
with nary a scratch.