Crosses and Crucifix Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Contemporary Crucifix Bottle from Austria

Height Bottle Markings
7 1/2" high
2 7/8" in diameter
round bottle, no markings
Description, including signature and date
This bottle was made in 1994 by Erich Bischof of Austria. He copies the styles of old bottles. This one has a paper cutout of Christ on the cross, surrounded by the usual tools, but the tools are carved in great detail and painted. A mace with spikes hangs from the left side of the cross, and a silver glove/hand hangs from the right. The lantern in front is a carved cage whimsey in itself. It is signed EB 94 in gold on the stem of the stopper (see picture below, right).

Click here to see another bottle by Bischof and a picture of the artist.


crosses 91-100