Wishing Wells in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Wishing Well with Partial Hand Stopper

Height Bottle Markings
8" tall, 1 3/4" square square, no markings
Description, including signature and date

Yet another bottle by the same maker as these other wishing well bottles and several others with tools, and complex structures, and at least one cross bottle. This one has finely shaved trees, delicate link chains, and a well topped with a paper roof. It is decorated throughout with fancy foil paper. The stopper has a decorative cuff and part of a hand, but it can't be said whether it ever also had a book.

It appears that all six wishing well bottles, as well as number of bottles with tools and miscellaneous four-posted structures were all made by the same person, who possibly came from Vermont or very northern New York state.