This is a crucifixion scene with multiple religious symbols built in a small bottle.   The cross is carved in rounded notches along the upright and the cross arm and Jesus is from paper, perhaps a Holy Card. Above Jesus' head is a paper INRI plaque. On the right side of the cross is a very nicely carved wooden bird. This base sits above a piece of paper covering the bottom of the bottle. On the base are numerous objects and symbols including a large urn with a red handle and flowers painted on the front, three wooden nails, a chalice, a pair of pliers, a lantern, a bag with 30 pieces, a rooster, a long spear, an axe, a mallet, a ladder, and a coffin with a black cross painted on the top. The bottle is very small is sealed with a wooden shaft with a wooden crosspiece making it impossible to remove the top.  Outside the bottle the shaft has a large carved rounded half circle that caps the bottle. On the base to one side are the letters "BP" and on the other "966." These are probably the initials of the maker of this bottle and the year "1966" it was made.

Bottle Specifications
Approx. Bottle Size 3 7/8"
Bottle Type Unidentified Pressed Glass
Made When 1966
Maker's Name B.P.

491 - Crucifixion with Symbols in bottle

  • Product Code: 491 - Crucifixion with Symbols in bottle
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $90.00

Tags: crucifixion, religious symbols, cross, Jesus, Holy Card, INRI, bird, urn, nails, chalice, pliers, lantern, bag, 30 pieces, rooster, spear, axe, mallet, ladder, coffin, crosspiece, impossible, whimsy in bottle,