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. 


475 - "The Keefer Cottage" in a Light Bulb

475 - "The Keefer Cottage" in a Light Bulb

This is a fantastic model of a two story log cabin built inside a 1500 watt light bulb by Robert Sea..

$450.00

483 - Pioneer Tools in bottle

483 - Pioneer Tools in bottle

This bottle contains pioneer woodworking tools including a saw horse with a split log on the frame, ..

$75.00

486 - Beiler Whimsey Scene in a Bottle

486 - Beiler Whimsey Scene in a Bottle

This is a folk art whimsey bottle made by Amos L. Beiler.  The bottle is of a country scene wit..

$240.00

491 - Crucifixion with Symbols in bottle

491 - Crucifixion with Symbols in bottle

 This is a crucifixion scene with multiple religious symbols built in a small bottle. &nbs..

$90.00

506 - Skeinwinder in bottle - SOLD

506 - Skeinwinder in bottle - SOLD

This is a late 1800 yarn winder, or sheinwinder, built in an unidentified aqua blue two mold bottle...

$0.00

511 - Working Grandfather Clock in a Bottle - SOLD

511 - Working Grandfather Clock in a Bottle - SOLD

This is a very unique bottle containing a working clock built to resemble a grandfather clock. The b..

$0.00

519 - Comstock Wagon in a Light Bulb

519 - Comstock Wagon in a Light Bulb

This is a great model of a Comstock wagon being pulled by two horses built inside a 1000 watt light ..

$350.00

526 - Miniature Chair in bottle

526 - Miniature Chair in bottle

This is a tiny wooden chair built in a small 2.875 inch bottle. The date the model was made "1960" i..

$60.00

558 - Crucifixion Scene in bottle

558 - Crucifixion Scene in bottle

This is an 1800's scene of Jesus on the cross with numerous religious symbols made by Henry .A. Pool..

$190.00

584 - Bell Chair in bottle

584 - Bell Chair in bottle

This is an old Eckels embalming fluid bottle with a tiny chair inside. It was handcrafted by a maste..

$90.00

589 - Lady of the Cabin in bottle

589 - Lady of the Cabin in bottle

This is a log cabin a hand-carved woman standing at the front door.  The cabin is natural wood ..

$125.00

602 - Matador and Bull in bottle - SOLD

602 - Matador and Bull in bottle - SOLD

This is a very well made and unique scene of a matador fighting a bull on a sawdust and dirt ring ma..

$0.00

608 - Beiler Woodland Scene in bottle - SOLD

608 - Beiler Woodland Scene in bottle - SOLD

This is a wonderful example of folk art by Amish artist, Amos L. Beiler. The bottle contains a woodl..

$0.00

610 - Whimsey Fan in bottle

610 - Whimsey Fan in bottle

A well-made fan whimsey built in a very small bottle.  The fan is intricately carved and spread..

$90.00

637 - Bucksaw and Saw Horse in bottle

637 - Bucksaw and Saw Horse in bottle

This is a very well made and proportioned buck saw in a bottle with a saw horse and an axe.  Th..

$75.00

640 - Cross, Ladder and Tools in bottle

640 - Cross, Ladder and Tools in bottle

This is a cross and tools built in an old liquor bottle. Inside there is a large wooden cross with t..

$290.00

679 - Yarn Winder in bottle - SOLD

679 - Yarn Winder in bottle - SOLD

This is a yarn winder with 3 winders built inside a two part molded bottle with bubbles in the glass..

$0.00

681 - Crucifixion Scene in bottle - SOLD

681 - Crucifixion Scene in bottle - SOLD

This is a complex monastery work around 1880 showing the scene of the crucifixion. A paper Jesus cut..

$0.00

686 - World War II Gift Chair in bottle

686 - World War II Gift Chair in bottle

R.W. McGrath, USN, made this chair in a bottle in August 1944 while stationed at Adak Army installat..

$80.00

687 - Family, Goat, Cow, in a Bottle - SOLD

687 - Family, Goat, Cow, in a Bottle - SOLD

This is a very unique old glass bottle with a hand carved wooden scene of a man and his wife standin..

$0.00

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