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. 


697 - Hot Springs, Arkansas Chair in bottle

697 - Hot Springs, Arkansas Chair in bottle

This is a chair built in a Karol Syrup bottle. The front and back supports are square shaped and all..

$60.00

702 - Merchant Navy Memorial Bottle

702 - Merchant Navy Memorial Bottle

This cross in a bottle was built as a memorial bottle and is dedicated "In loving memory of all Stea..

$90.00

706 - Jesus on the Cross in bottle

706 - Jesus on the Cross in bottle

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

$250.00

708 - Cross and Religious Symbols in bottle

708 - Cross and Religious Symbols in bottle

This barber's Lanolin bottle contains a cross and many religious symbols associated with the crucifi..

$90.00

741 - Jesse Jackson Chair in bottle

741 - Jesse Jackson Chair in bottle

This chair in a bottle was made by Jesse Jackson who made these to sell to tourist in the Renfro Val..

$60.00

742 - Cross and Religious Symbols in bottle

742 - Cross and Religious Symbols in bottle

This handmade wooden cross in a bottle has many of the elements commonly found in these religious bo..

$110.00

749 - Crucifixion Scene in bottle

749 - Crucifixion Scene in bottle

This is a wonderful crucifixion scene of Jesus hanging on the cross surrounded by many religious sym..

$190.00

770 - Apples Novelty Shop Chair in bottle

770 - Apples Novelty Shop Chair in bottle

This is a handmade wood & twine chair inside old Morticians Bottle Co Bottle. The wood chair has..

$75.00

771 - Niddy-Noddy in bottle - SOLD

771 - Niddy-Noddy in bottle - SOLD

This is a very well carved four arm nitty-notty built in a hand blown bottle believed to be from the..

$0.00

781 - Roscoe Axton Chair in a Bottle

781 - Roscoe Axton Chair in a Bottle

This chair in a bottle is made by R C Axton, who was Roscoe C. Axton, born in Kansas in 1885, died i..

$110.00

789 - Jesus on the Cross in a Bottle

789 - Jesus on the Cross in a Bottle

This amazing crucifixion scene in a bottle has a cast metal figure of Jesus hanging from a decorativ..

$300.00

812 - Jesus on the Cross in a Bottle

812 - Jesus on the Cross in a Bottle

This bottle was made by an anonymous artist who made at least three other nearly identical bottles. ..

$525.00

865 - Buddha Shrine in a Bottle

865 - Buddha Shrine in a Bottle

This is a wonderful Buddha shrine built in a bottle. Buddha is seated on a platform raised from a pe..

$225.00

866 - Cross and Religious Symbols in Bottle

866 - Cross and Religious Symbols in Bottle

This scene in a bottle was possibly made by an Australian Aborigine native. It contains a cross and ..

$80.00

925 - 1800s Glass Bead Winder in a Bottle

925 - 1800s Glass Bead Winder in a Bottle

This is a rare example of a glass bead winder built in a bottle in the early 1800's. It is believed ..

$250.00

943 - Altar Scene in a Bottle

943 - Altar Scene in a Bottle

This is a unique piece of folk art featuring a church altar scene in a bottle. It is a scene depicti..

$325.00

944 - Church in a Bottle

944 - Church in a Bottle

This is a tranquil pastoral scene of a large church or perhaps a cathedral on a green lawn built ins..

$75.00

948 - Cottage in the Woods in a Bottle - SOLD

948 - Cottage in the Woods in a Bottle - SOLD

This is extremely well-made and very detailed Cottage or Chalet built in a bottle. It is a story and..

$0.00

955 - Cowboys and Horse in a Bottle

955 - Cowboys and Horse in a Bottle

This is a great Old Quaker liquor bottle with two cowboys and a horse made from wood. One man is on ..

$375.00

961 - Patriotic Theme in a Bottle

961 - Patriotic Theme in a Bottle

This Partriotic Theme in a Bottle was built over 100 years ago in 1915 by Elmer Allen. The bottle co..

$200.00

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