Vintage 1930s Fruit Industries Ltd Port Bottle

Feather And Fern

Old Port glass bottle with a very distinct Art Deco design. Its beautiful. Still has the paper label which has aged to a rich golden beige with black lettering and graphics, and which reads: "Sample. F.I Port Produced by Fruit Industries, Ltd. Bonded Winery No 52", and at the very bottom "Contents of this bottle withdrawn from a tax-paid pkg". The bottle is empty but has some dark residue of the original contents in the very bottom and at some point someone stuck a wheat stalk inside it! We've left it because we think it adds to the vintage charm of this darling bottle. It stands just shy of 5" tall.  The Fruit Industries company has a very rich and interesting history. It was formed during prohibition as a way to use the by-product of the grape industry and to try to turn the populace back to wine instead of harder liquors. A.R. Morrow ( a viticulture legend) was one of its key members for years. This little bottle is an incredibly charming piece of history and if someone doesn't grab it it may end up in my collection...

Please note: This is a vintage, preworn and/or preloved item, and as such is one of a kind and not eligible for returns or refunds. I do my utmost best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected, and there are occasionally small things I won't deem worthy of note. Please feel free to send me a missive with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.

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