Crosses and Crucifix Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Crucifix with Weeping Women

Height Bottle Markings Description, including signature and date
11" round quart, no markings This crucifixion scene has a paper cutout of Christ on the cross and weeping women cutouts at the foot of the cross. The cross is in the center of three crossed and notched supports which form the base; tools are pegged into the arms of these base pieces. The tools and cross are decorated with red, silver and gold paint, and a red tassle hangs from one arm of the cross while a wooden whittled lantern hangs from the other. This bottle was found in a Chicago home and is dated 9-9-1934. The artist is anonymous, but two other bottles by him are shown on these pages. A bottle nearly identical to these was listed in a German auction of religious articles (bottles, shrines, etc.) If they were made in Germany, it is perhaps remarkable that three of them made their way to America.

Links to other bottles by the same maker:
One and Two


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