Great vintage 1968 I. W. Harper Bourbon ‘Bowing Man’ decanter with original box. The bowing man, bent slightly forward and giving a casual salute with one hand and holding a cane in the other is symbolic of the company. The base of the figurine reads: “I. W. HARPER” in embossed, painted detail and the reverse shows a distiller’s stamp that reads: “BOTTLED BY I. W. HARPER DISTILLING CO. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY 86 PROOF 4/5 QUART 150 MONTHS OLD”. There is a nice US tax stamp on the top hat and the underside of the base shows a maker’s mark that reads: “ORIGINAL MOLD MADE IN 1955 FIGURE MADE IN PORTUGAL 1968”. The original box is also in nice condition showing a picture of the figurine, information about the distillery, decanter, and age of spirit.
Approximately 16” tall; Base 4” x 5-3/4” x 2”; Box: 6-3/4” x 4-3/4” x 17-1/4”
Porcelain, ceramic, metal, paint, cardboard, paper, adhesive
“BOTTLED BY I. W. HARPER DISTILLING CO. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY 86 PROOF 4/5 QUART 150 MONTHS OLD”, “ORIGINAL MOLD MADE IN 1955 FIGURE MADE IN PORTUGAL 1968”, “346767176” tax stamp
This is from an advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBJX15 LHEX10/15 psLAJEX10/15 SAjex3/17
8+ (Excellent): The figurine shows minor wear, some paint loss beneath his chin (see photo) which does not detract, overall excellent condition.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.