Here is one of the strongest embossed examples of the Bear Grass that I have ever seen. These are pretty tough to find as it is, with maybe 12-15 in collections. For some reason these bottles are usually fairly light in the embossing pattern. They
Of the 7 Bear Grass fifths I have handled, all but two had relatively weak embossing. These are very underrated in my opinion as they have it all...except whittle effect. The base exhibits a large "X" identical to the Fleckenstein & Mayer fifth. I believe the amber Bear Grass was produced about 1884. I have not heard of any examples being dug since the Idaho pit with 5 found.
Definitely one of the nicest Bear Grass fifths out there, of which there are few to begin with. Any time you can afford to pick up a top-end example of a rare and desirable western applied fifth with a super strike is a wonderful thing!ReplyDelete