Fans in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Structure with Ribboned Fans

Height Bottle Markings
9" fat round fifth, like perhaps a brandy bottle
Description, including signature and date
This construction seems to have been made purely for the puzzle of it. The base structure consists of two cross pieces, nicely decorated with red and blue dots, and pillars coming up from the ends to support a second cross. The pillars are whittled like turnings. Three spread fans sit inside the structure; they are woven with pink ribbons.

Although the shape of this bottle is different, there are a lot of similarities between this bottle and several clearly made by a single maker. The ribbons, the colored dots, and especially the fine chip carving on the crossbar through the stopper are very similar to this bottle with fans and roses.