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Crucifix and Cross Bottles
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Height Bottle Markings
5 1/2" flask-style bottle with one side flatter with an embossed border (see right); no other markings
Description, including signature and date

This small bottle holds only a simple cross and several wood-shaving "trees" and a few tools. The notable feature of this bottle is the use of paper cutouts for decoration. A lamb and butterfly are on one side, while the other side has a hand holding a ribbon and another hand holding a small child.

The stopper has a false cross piece. This kind is made by pulling the pieces by threads up through a hole drilled in the stopper, then keeping them tight with glue or wax.

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