• Bitters
Lot 279

EXTREMELY RARE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA OLD DOMINION TONIC BITTERS BOTTLE

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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EXTREMELY RARE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA OLD DOMINION TONIC BITTERS BOTTLE, (updated 1/24/2024) light amber, square with indented panels, embossed "OLD DOMINION / TONIC BITTERS" within front panel and "JANNEY & CO / ALEXANDRIA VA" at reverse, applied double collar lip, smooth base. Circa 1875. 9 5/8" H.
Literature: Ring/Ham - Bitters Bottles, p. 412, fig. O - 27.5, "Extremely Rare".
Catalogue Note: Not much is known about this Virginia bitters, although product advertisements from Janney & Co. have been located by noted Bitters authority Ferdinand Meyer, dating to late 1874.

Condition

Excellent condition, glass essentially undamaged but with moderate to heavy overall ground wear and sickness/stain.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.