Crosses and Crucifixes in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Cross with Dripping Blood

Height Bottle Markings

11" tall quart liquor bottle, no markings
Description, including signature and date
This bottle contains a cross, ladder and tools. The cross is white with red incised stars and dots. On top of the cross on a wire going up into the cork is a whittled pine cone The artist signed him name on the saw (see right), but it is not entirely legible: D. S. Cumby? The letters are cut into the saw and filled with red paint. The date Feb 21 1917 is incised into the cross (see right). From the top of the bottle, red paint was poured in a single drip down the inside of the bottle to represent dripping blood.

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Cross and Crucifix Bottles 131-140