Crosses and Crucifix Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Triple Crucifix in Round Flask

Height Bottle Markings
5 5/8" tall pumpkinseed flask, embossed "C" on bottom with "PAT A2 184_".
Description, including signature and date
This crucifixion scene features three crosses, all with carved figures, and an intricate stopper with yarn tassles in red and blue, hanging from each end of the stopper. The wood throughout is varnished and shiny. The words "Deer Lodge General ....." are penciled lightly on the shaft of the stopper, with the rest of the inscription unreadable. Deer Lodge may have been a territorial prison in Montana. The bottle turned up in Seattle.


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