Sunday, September 27, 2009

CUNDURANGO...A SFGW blown bottle.

Above is a nice grouping of Dr. Place's Cundurango Bitters, this product was advertised in the Sacramento Daily Union newspaper on November 20th, 1873, this ad ran for 1 month. These bottles were blown at the San Francisco Glass Works, fortunately we were blessed with a photograph taken by a S.F. photographer of SFGW's display of glass-ware at the 1874 S. F. Mechanics Institute Fair. We can actually identify this particular bottle by its embossing in the photograph when enlarged.
The three distinct colors of this bottle shown above can be viewed along with two other examples in terrific colors, also pictured elsewhere on this blogsite. A wonderful yellow-green example owned by Miller's Extra and a beautiful grass green example in Ken Edward's collection.
These Cundurango's were part of Elmer Smith's collection back in 1992. They were acquired and subsequently sold years later.

1 comment:

  1. Cunders are great bottles, but for some reason they were "unwanted" for many years. I have always appreciated them and also have a small grouping.