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11 7/8" fplain liquor bottle, made in a three-part bottle mold; no markings
Description, including signature and date
This crucifix has amazing construction and joinery as well as an outstanding carved Christ. The cross has panels coming out from the center carved to look like rays. The wood is unpainted except for the raised IHS and Christ's face and hair and the nails, which are black. The construction is held in place by the tall ladder up the back. While it is not signed, this bottle was clearly made by the same artist who made four others on this website: One, Two, Three, and Four. One was found in New Mexico, one in eastern Connecticut, and one in St. Louis. Email reports tell that the maker was a hobo during the Great Depression, and these bottles were made in Cincinnati by a man who hung out at the fire station, in Alabama, and in Louisiana.
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