- Mar 31, 2012
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Hello again everyone. I recently purchased this bottle and lots of research has came up with Notta! It looks like a Rheinstrom Bros Ball and Claw Crème De Menthe made in the 1890’s by the Hemingray Glass Co. However, every example I can find is a colored glass while mine is clear. There's also a similar looking Ball and Claw Bitters but they all have embossing. Mine has no embossing on it and no gold gilt. I bought it and a similar Good Luck bottle from a collector that lived within 250 miles from Cincinnati which is where an old Hemingway Dump was and shards of these bottles have apparently been found there. My bottle is a 2-piece BIM with lots of bubbles and good wear on the base. It’s 10 3/4” tall. Any ideas as to what this may be? (Wheaton's reproductions, (as far as I know) are all marked on the base). Thanks in advance as always.