COMPANY : E. KIDERLEN VRYBUITER
TRADE MARK : FREEBOOTER
CIRCA : 1910

 

VRYBUITER

" FREEBOOTER "

Beautiful gin bottle embossed with an impression of General Jacobus de la Rey, a military leader of the Boers in their war against the British Empire Forces, circa 1899 - 1902.

The term Freebooter is used to describe a
" privateer, pirate, robber "
which does not appear to match the reputation of General de la Rey, an admired war hero who used guerrilla tactics to wage war on the opposing armed forces.