Crosses and Crucifix Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Crucifix with Angel, 1921

Height Bottle Markings
9 1/4" square, one quart; no markings
Description, including signature and date

The carving in this bottle is more detailed than most, and the contents are painted in shades of dark green, dark blue, gold, brown and black. The most unusual feature of this bottle is the strange angel hanging from the right arm of the cross. It has stubby little wings on its back but otherwise looks like a baby (see right).

The artist carved his name and the date on the base of the cross in raised letters which are painted gold: "Luigi Mastria Jan 19 21"