Henderson Bros Kimberley
  • This bottle was acquired by Ken Gibbon from Andries Meyer in the early 80's.
  • It was "discovered" in Kens collection by Russ Smith on his last visit to South Africa during 2001.
  • Russ's patience is being rewarded by a unique 3 way swap involving Cape Glass, a Pretoria Hybrid and a lot of good-will during early December 2003. This bottle should be in the U.K. by March 2004.
  • It is the only recorded example of a Henderson Bros Hybrid with a Cobalt Blue marble and although rather sick at this stage, no doubt Russ will waste no time in restoring it to its former glory.
  • Antique Bottles S.A. is glad to have been instrumental in this deal.
  • Note the very different circular indentations on this bottle manufactured by W.M. Barnard & Sons London which stands in a silver plated Codd stand which was a present from Russ Smith.