Cross and Crucifix Bottles

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Height
Bottle markings
11" high,
5" wide,
3 3/4" deep
rectangular bottle, no markings This bottle was made in the 1990's by Austrian bottle artist, Erich Bischof. In the style of traditional religious bottles, this one contains a crucifix and altar, with a paper cutout of Christ. The altar features two candles, a eucharist chalice and host, and paper cutouts of saints and angels. Behind the altar are two pillars with flowers and some of the usual symbols of the passion. Two more religious pictures are in front of the altar, along with dice and a flagon. (Full image and closeups)
7 3/4" high, 3" in diameter round bottle, no markings This bottle was made in 1994 by Erich Bischof of Austria. This bottle, in the traditional style, 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. (Full image and closeups)
4 1/2", less than 2" in diameter round, no markings This bottle contains a cross and tools and was made in Austria. The Jesus on the cross is a paper cutout. (Full image, two views)
13" high,
3 1/4" in diameter
round bottle, no markings; high kick-up, like a wine bottle This bottle contains a cross above two levels of crossed supports from which dangle white carved wooden tassles with red tips. A rope surrounds the central shaft between the two levels. Sitting on all of the supports are potted "plants" with silk and dried flowers. The carved Jesus and the tools (ladder, spears, etc.) are painted white. Jesus is wearing a whittled crown. The initials L. S. F. are painted in script in red paint on the lowest crossed beams. (Full image and closeups)
9 7/8" incl. stopper (bottle is
9 1/4"),
3 1/2" square
square quart, no markings This bottle contains a cross and tools, very finely carved and placed around the cross. Two tiny crosses dangle from the arms of the big cross. All the wood is natural except for the rooster, which is painted with red and black paint. (Full image and closeups)
11" high,
4" wide,
3" deep
rectangular bottle with truncated corners, no markings, a lot of distortion in the glass. This bottle contains a cross and tools, most of which is painted either black, dark green or dark red. The "body" on the cross is a round whittled head with a penciled face, and a round whittled red ball for a body. On top of the head is what appears to be a chalice. The most unusual item in the bottle is a fat snake, bigger around than the cross itself, climbing up the back of the cross. (Full image and closeup)
13" high, including a 2" ball-in-cage stopper rectangular bottle with truncated corners, no markings This bottle contains a very finely made crucifixion and tools. The lantern, hanging by wire to the left arm of the cross, has chips of mica, and the carved figure of Christ has nails in his hands and both feet. The cross is painted black and gold. The stopper is anchored by a cross-piece which itself is anchored with cross piece with a small brass padlock. The top of the stopper is a whittled ball-in-cage whimsey, painted in a shade of very dark red. (Full image and closeups)
9 1/2" high,
4 3/4" in diameter at the widest
tapered decanter, hand blown 1/32" thick and possibly early, with a cut measure mark in the glass on the neck This bottle is very unusual in that most of the decorations are made of cutout paper and lace. The cross and the base and a bar with some tools crossing the front are made of wood. The rest of the tools are paper, glued to the cross and decorated with paper flowers. Three bisque dolls, decorated with gold paper wings and gold flower halos, stand in blue and gold paper tubes next to and in front of the cross. The entire scene is decorated with lace and additional paper flowers. The bottle came from Germany. (Full and closeups)
8 5/6" high,
3 1/2" in diameter
round bottle, no markings This bottle contains a cross with a paper cutout of Christ on the cross and the "Three Maries" at the foot of the cross (the Blessed Virgin, Mary Magdelene and Mary, mother of James). A paper cutout of roses is glued on the top of the cross, over the INRI. There are a few tools, two spangum moss trees, and a sacred heart button with ESPOIR ET SANTE on it (Hope and Health in French). The bottle came from Germany. (Full image and closeups)
6 1/2" high,
2 1/2" in diameter
round bottle, no markings This bottle contains a simple cross and tools with a minimum of detail. A few pieces are decorated with a bit of red or black paint. The INRI is written IN going down in black, with the RI going across in black, between the I and the N. The bottle came from Germany. (Full image)

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