Crosses and Crucifix Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Carved Jesus and Bible

Height Bottle Markings Description, including signature and date
11 3/4" round quart, no seams or markings, lots of bubbles in the glass This bottle contains a well carved and assembled crucifix with an open book at the foot of the cross; it is inscribed in pencil HOLY BIBLE. The back of the cross has two spears crossed. This bottle was found in a small town in eastern Connecticut and its maker, while anonymous, has four other examples on this website. They have been found in New Mexico, Ohio, and St. Louis. A woman wrote that she recognizes them as being made by a fireman in Cincinnati, OH, and a man wrote that one was made for his grandfather in Alabama by a hobo during the Great Depression.

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crosses 71-80