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. This piece is signed and dated 1959.
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 7" tall x 2" diameter.
This piece is in excellent vintage condition. Please look closely at the photos to appreciate all the amazing details, as well as to best understand overall condition.
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I do NOT take returns, so please look carefully, ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS. I will work with you to resolve any issues, but ask for more photos, and information if you are not sure about anything. PLEASE NOTE all items are described to the best of my ability, I do try to research everything, and on some items make my best educated guess, PLEASE REQUEST MORE PHOTOS. I can only tell you what I know. In the event there is a damage, which is unlikely if you review our Feedback. But should there be a mishap we must receive notice within 48 hours. It will be YOUR responsibility to either ask for insurance. In the unlikely event you receive your shipment damaged, YOU MUST KEEP ALL, ALL, Packing Materials, or there will be no way to assist in a refund. We will also need clear well lit photos of any and all damages. If we do come to an agreement to refund, shipping will be your responsibility, as well item must be returned within 2 weeks of tracking DELIVERED date. We will do all we can to assist. Thank you.
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