Crosses and Crucifix Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Cross with Masonic Symbols

Size Bottle Markings
6 7/8" high,
2 1/2" in diameter
apocethary-style bottle with ground glass surface inside neck; no markings
Description, including signature and date
The carving in this bottle is very fine. The cross bar has IHS and two maltese crosses. On a smaller bar below it are two tiny chairs. Between them, on the shaft of the cross, is the Masonic compass and T-square. Among the tools are a delicate key and an arm with one finger pointing up. The bottle was filled with whiskey and sealed, but some of the original liquor had evaporated. New whiskey has was added for a photograph, but it is since been emptied.

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crosses 71-80