Crosses and Crucifixes in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Crucifixion Bottle from Kansas

Height Bottle Markings
7 3/4" tall, 4" wide, 1 1/2" deep screw-top flask, no markings
Description, including signature and date
This somewhat crudely carved crucifixion scene has a bearded Jesus in a paper loin cloth, his feet on a skull. The two guards are dressed in gold paper. An figure stands at the top back of the cross over Jesus's head and a snake twists up one of the spears in back. The bottle is signed "Ed Van B" on the back, and dated 1933. On the bottom he wrote "Ed van Bellinghen Scammon RR 1 Box 42." Scammon is in Kansas. Van Bellinghen made a mining scene in a bottle in 1931 (not on this website) and was in Leavenworth Prison in the 1930 census.