Folk Art & Whimsy

Folk Art and Whimsey in bottles are the first and oldest form of items built in bottles. The first mention of objects in bottles goes back to 1719. Art in Bottles is your reliable source for the purchase of original, rare, antique, vintage, and contemporary ship, folk art and whimsey (whimsy) built in a bottle, light bulb or other glass container. Here you will find one of the most extensive collections found anywhere in the world, including bottles by some of the most well-known and noted artists of this craft. Now, through Art in Bottles, you have the opportunity to own your own wonderful original folk art bottle. 


1006 - 1886 Yarn Winder in a Bottle

1006 - 1886 Yarn Winder in a Bottle

This 131 year old signed and dated folk art bottle was made in 1886 by A. Liberoth and it contains a..

$450.00

1056 - Double Loom in a Bottle - SOLD

1056 - Double Loom in a Bottle - SOLD

This a very rare and extremely hard to find folk art, whimsey in a bottle, is both the age and quali..

$0.00

1135 - Suspended Lanterns in a Bottle - SOLD

1135 - Suspended Lanterns in a Bottle - SOLD

This is 19th Century whimsey puzzle built inside an octagonal bottle which has marked 1-6 in Roman N..

$0.00

1142 - 8 Yarn Winders in a Bottle - SOLD

1142 - 8 Yarn Winders in a Bottle - SOLD

This is a vintage and very unusual winder inside a bottle that actually has eight individual yarn wi..

$0.00

360 - Crucifixion Scene in a Bottle

360 - Crucifixion Scene in a Bottle

This is an exceptionally detailed and well made scene of the crucifixion.  Inside the bottle is..

$560.00

433 - 1902 Cross and Symbols in bottle

433 - 1902 Cross and Symbols in bottle

Built in 1902 this bottle contains a large cross and numerous religious symbols. The cross has an IN..

$120.00

434 - Crucifixion Scene with 4 Guards in Bottle

434 - Crucifixion Scene with 4 Guards in Bottle

This is a crucifixion scene with Jesus hanging on the cross and 4 sentries standing guard. The bases..

$600.00

436 - Jesse Jackson Chair in a Bottle

436 - Jesse Jackson Chair in a Bottle

This Chair in a Bottle was built by Jesse Jackson in 1963 in Livingston, Kentucky. The chair is made..

$85.00

438 - Josef Stalin Mk II Tank in bottle

438 - Josef Stalin Mk II Tank in bottle

This is a wonderful model of the "Josef Stalin Mk II" Russian military tank built in a John Walker &..

$90.00

439 - German Tank "PzKpfw III" in bottle

439 - German Tank "PzKpfw III" in bottle

This is a great model of a German  PzKpfw III Tank, the Panzerkampfwagen III, more commonly ref..

$90.00

440 - Sherman Tank, Tractor, Trailer in bottle

440 - Sherman Tank, Tractor, Trailer in bottle

This is an amazing model of a 6 x 4 Scammell R100 Tractor pulling a M4 A1 Sherman tank on a Rodgers ..

$120.00

441 - Chair in Bottle - SOLD

441 - Chair in Bottle - SOLD

This bottle has a chair with a woven cloth bottom and a wood frame. The chair is approximately 4" ta..

$0.00

449 - Crosses with Symbols in bottle

449 - Crosses with Symbols in bottle

This is a old Listerine bottle containing three crosses and many religious symbols of the crucifixio..

$100.00

450 - Jesus with Angels Scene in bottle

450 - Jesus with Angels Scene in bottle

This is a scene of the crucifixion with multiple religious symbols.  The figure of Jesus is fro..

$90.00

451 - Jesus with Roman Guards Scene in Bottle

451 - Jesus with Roman Guards Scene in Bottle

This is a very interestingly conceived scene of Jesus hanging at the cross with 4 sentries on each s..

$300.00

453 - Chair, Beads, Tarboosh, Tarbush in bottle - SOLD

453 - Chair, Beads, Tarboosh, Tarbush in bottle - SOLD

This is a very interesting and very well made chair in a bottle.  The chair structure is made f..

$0.00

461 - Crucifixion and Symbols in a Bottle

461 - Crucifixion and Symbols in a Bottle

This is a very well-made crucifixion scene with hand carved wooden pieces and the figure of Jesus fr..

$90.00

465 - Cross with Religious Symbols in bottle

465 - Cross with Religious Symbols in bottle

This is a highly decorated and very beautiful depiction of the cross of Jesus with numerous religiou..

$150.00

470 - Bucksaw in bottle

470 - Bucksaw in bottle

This is a very well-made bucksaw built in a 1930's Duraglas druggist bottle.  The bucksaw is in..

$60.00

473 - Colonial Viper in light bulb - SOLD

473 - Colonial Viper in light bulb - SOLD

This is a hand crafted classic Colonial Viper from the 1970's series Battlestar Galactica. The Viper..

$0.00

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