Antique Glass Grayland Hannah & Hogg Liquor Bottle Decanter with Stopper
Hand blown, pre-prohibition pinch whiskey decanter from Chicago, Illinois. If this backbar beauty could talk.....
11.5" tall with stopper. 5.5 across the widest point x 1.75" at the mouth.
No chips, or scratches. Bold embossed etched lettering into the glass itself and original gold paint
In excellent condition. A bit of light haze inside, but not bad. The embossing is nice and most of the original gold paint is intact. It shows the wear of 100 bar towels.
Distillery was located in MO, Poplar Bluff, while brand owners had their office in Chicago (HSG).
In 1874, A D Hannah and David Hogg, natives of Scotland, purchased "The Thistle" at 190 W Madison and adopted the thistle as their Trademark, which they used in connection with their subsequently opened "wet goods" stores at 222 s Clark, 188 w Madison, 146 e Madison, 83 Madison, 161 w Madison, 151 Randolph, 112 e Monroe and 88 LaSalle sts. By 1904, they are shown at 307-309 Wabash (1904-1907), later at 248-250 S Desplaines St. (1908), 441 S Desplaines (1909-1910) and then 37-39 E South Water (1913 to Prohibition.
Read more about this company in the following article:
"Nasty Words" and Nifty Whiskeys, by Jack Sullivan
The company used the brand names:
"Emerald", "Grayland", "Hamilton Club", "Hannah & Hogg", "Home Rule", "Jim", "Old Cameron", "Ramshead", "Silver Thistle", and "Willow Dale."
Business name timeline:
Hannah & Hogg
190 Madison (1878-1880), & 220-222 Clark (1878-1902), & 146 Madison (1880), & 88 LaSalle (1880), 307-309 Wabash (1904-1907), 248-250 S Desplaines St. (1908), 441 S Desplaines (1909-1910), 37-39 E South Water (1913-1918)
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GLASS and CERAMICS
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