Wishing Wells in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Wishing Well with No Stopper

Height Bottle Markings
5 5/8" tall, 1 7/8" square square, no markings
Description, including signature and date

This little wishing well bottle, by the same maker as the others, was found without a stopper, and with the insides in a jumble. The well is made of wood and has shaved urns at the corners and other shaved decorative bits of wood. The urns are connected to each other by tiny chains of wooden links, and the well has a nice bucket decorated with two silver bands.

At the right is the picture of the bottle before it was fixed.

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.