Crosses and Crucifixes in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Cross with Jesus in a Coffin

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11 1/4" tall decanter/carafe with very thin glass
Description, including signature and date
This decanter was made in Europe and contains a cross with all the usual tools, plus dice and the rooster. But what is really different is the coffin with Jesus lying in state in front of the cross. The coffin is draped in lace, and a tiny wire crown of thorns rests on Jesus's chest. The very white Jesus, the shape of the bottle, the shaved stick trees all bear a strong resemblance to the work in a German crucifixion scene bottle.

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Cross and Crucifix Bottles 131-140