This is a most fascinating Vintage Folk Art Bottle Whimsey. This Antique Religious Tramp Art / Outsider Whimsy Sculpture, was handmade, much like building a Ship in a Bottle. The maker would carve and shape his / her components then carefully create the assemblage inside using small tools. This piece includes a Cross and a grouping of tiny tools, with an intricate and highly detailed construction. Tiny details make this OOAK super fine and enchanting.
I acquired a collection of these amazing bottles which came from the Ames Gallery in Berkeley Ca. Most are marked with the price from the gallery. This highly respected gallery of 40 years is now closed, but there is this fantastic video on the gallery, including many of the bottles I am currently listing for sale. If you love this genre of art, the video is worth the time.
This bottle measures 11.5" tall x 3" wide x 3" deep.
This piece is in excellent vintage condition. Please look Zoom the photos to appreciate all the amazing details, as well as to best understand overall condition.
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