Wishing Wells in Bottles

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

Height Bottle Markings
7" square, no markings
Description, including signature and date

The wishing well in this bottle is not especially notable; it is made of wood and card stock and decorated with Victorian cutouts.The special feature of this bottle is its carved stopper, a hand holding an open book. The hand is nicely carved with details like fingernails and cuff buttons.

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.