DOCTOR FISCH'S BITTERS 11 1/2" Amber Fish Bottle

edited January 2018 in Question and Answer
I recently found this great bottle at an estate that had been owned by the same family for over 80 years. I would like to find out if it is an 1800's original or a reproduction, and if it has any value and what the value might be. It measures about 11 1/2" tall and is embossed near one eye with "DOCTOR FISCH'S BITTERS" and under the other eye with "W H WARE PATENTED 1866". The bottom is unmarked but shows a thin indented line (possibly a straw mark?). It has a flattened long oval section on one side along the fish's underbelly. There is a mold line that runs up the sides and looks like it stops at the neck. When you look at the glass in the light it looks wavey or grainy inside.
Thanks!
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Comments

  • Congrats - you do have an original. Looks to be in great shape and in a very nice orange amber color.
  • Note that high point wear or even minor damage issues do affect value. Yours does appear to be very clean but it is important to review the entire bottle with a critical eye. If perfect $300-350
  • Glad to hear! Thanks for your help!
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