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+ The history of the P.F. Heering Cherry liqueur and bottles

+ The history of 16 other ribbon sealed bottles

The following material is a list of the ribbon seal bottles that I know of. I have mainly put focus on the cylindrical ribbon sealed bottles, though I'm aware that there are also several square types found. Most of them are from different sources around the world. Click a link above to read the history of some more.

Do you have any information, a ribbon seal bottle, documentation, comments, or just a feeling about these or other ribbon sealed bottles, then don't hestitate to contact me at:

bottles @ mail.dk

Thank you!

 

 

Known ribbon seals:

   

 

 

 

P.F. HEERING   C.E. Knudsen
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Winkler & Nagel   J.T. GAYEN
Winkler&Nagel.jpg (51265 bytes)   JT GAYEN.jpg (59516 bytes)
     
C.D. FRIEDEL & Co.   I.H.C. KIEL
CD FRIEDEL & Co.jpg (67156 bytes) Top IHC KIEL.jpg (60276 bytes)
     
F. PETERS   P.F. HERING
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P. HERRINK   P. HAERING
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I.C. FRESE & Co.   IOH von PEIN
008 collage lowres.jpg (48994 bytes)   006 collage lowres.jpg (43219 bytes)
     
H. Th. WINCKLER   PETERSEN & JENSEN
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H.C. HENNINGSEN Ww   EYE OPENER
 
     
GRAGE   A.H. LOCKHART
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M. AARSLEFF   CHy CORDIAL
    
     
JOH. BANSI   JOHANNES BOESEN
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BECH & SONNER   COINTREAUX LIQUEUR
   
     
GEORGE FANGEI   KOMMUNEHOSPITALET
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J. FERD. NAGEL   CHR. A. BEEN
 

     
JACOB MINI & SØNNER   G. G. THIES
 
     
MAMPE   J.J.W. PETERS
 
     
cloetta mini co.jpg (15226 bytes) CLOETTA. MINI & CO.

"Fire-red" or reddish amber 3/8 pot Danish "arrak" bottle. H. 25,5 cm.

Very whittled ladies leg. Dip mould with pontil scar.

Arrak was a distillate from the far east, made from rice and palmjuice, compares to West Indian rum.

The tallest bottle measures 30.5cm tall has a honey yellow colour, measures 26oz, and was recovered in South Australia.

Owners description:

I think that the CM & Co is easily 1850's, by the look of it.  It has a crude mis-shapen ladies leg neck & roughly applied lip ring.  It's the earliest looking ribbon seal bottle that I have seen out here. Even though it came out of the sea, it was found with just the bottom ring of the base showing as it was upside down in the silt & it has no damage - no chips, cracks, leaching or dings - just some light scuffs.  There is even some of the original shine in parts.  It is very early & crude looking.  It is very close to having an open pontil by the look of the base which is not even completely round.  The only sign of any marks in the glass are some very small dimples, like pin-pricks (not damage - in the making), so it's not turn mould made.  It has no mould seams on it, though.  I'm not sure how it was made, unless in a cup mould?

The colour looks different in every light, but I still call it honey yellow.

 

 

 

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st hans hospital.jpg (18554 bytes) St. Hans Hospital

3/8 and 3/4 pot Danish green bottles. Turned in mould.

These bottles was used for light beer, and the patients on the hospital used to help tapping the beer from the barrels. The Hospital still works, situated in Roskilde 30 kms outside Copenhagen. There is even a museum part at the hospital.

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