Monday, December 29, 2014

Best of 2014

  As we wind down the year, I have been reflecting on 2014 in regards to glass. It has been an amazing year with incredible bottles dug or discovered nationwide. My western bitters collection has seen the addition of some beautiful early pieces and I thought it might be fun for some to post your favorite addition for 2014. I know that many are reluctant to let anyone know anything about their collection of glass, but to me this site is about sharing, so for anyone of like mind, I would love to see your favorite addition for the past year. Maybe you dug it, or found it at a yard sale...maybe you found it on line.
  Here is mine...possibly the only problem free example of the Cassin's Grape Brandy Bitters Variant 1. While the details of the find will not be disclosed, suffice to say it was found in 2014. I was extremely grateful to add this one this past year. Happy 2015! DM


  1. Unbelievable bottle! I was lucky to add a few J.F.'s to the herd in 2014.

  2. Absolutely the pinnacle of early western glass. The original mold design is just incredibly unique in appearance. Absolutely knock your socks off fantastic! The ultimate antique bottle in my opinion. What more could one ask for, a California manufacture throughout.

  3. Can't express my thoughts much better than Warren did. That one sure would look nice next to a bubbly amber one...if a guy was lucky enough to own one. ;-)