A Beautiful Bottle and Display just in time for Christmas! This extraordinary scene of the Crucifixion with its wonderfully carved figure of Jesus and many religious symbols was built 124 years ago!It has an exceptionally carved figure of Jesus on the cross wearing a deep blue loin cloth. The facial details and body proportions are amazingly well done. Above the head of Jesus is a plaque with "INRE" written in pencil. The cross has decoratively carved ends with three points. In front of the cross is a carved tree stump with a wonderful rooster perched on top. In front of that are a chalice and three dice. On one side of the cross are a long slender pole with a delicately carved lantern, and a spear and small axe.
On the other side is an identical lantern, a sponge on a long pole, and a small hammer. On the backside of the cross is a pair of pliers and a pick.There is a ladder with 9 rungs leaning against the back of the cross. The base has four ends with each resting on a carved ball. The bottle is sealed with a wooden stopper with a tamper-proof wooden crosspiece. On the bottom on the stopper inside the bottle is the year "1895, " the year this bottle was made. The top is dome shaped and is painted copper color. As wonderful as the carvings are inside the bottle, the custom made and chip carved stand is equally impressive. The stand including the back and legs is made from thin wood scrolled into a decorative shape. In the top of the stand is a hole which allows the bottle to be hung on a wall. Affixed to the thin wood back are wonderful chip carved base and top that cradle the bottle. Coming up the sides are identical chip carvings encasing the back portion of the bottle. The stand and carvings are painted in a copper color. The back behind the bottle is painted in relief with the letters R. Perhaps these are the initials of the artist. Opportunities to own bottles of this quality and age rarely come along. We have additional bottles and other fine collectibles up for sale so please visit our other auctions.
Thank you for shopping with us! The item "Jesus on the Cross Folk Art, Whimsy, Whimsey in a Bottle with Chip Carved Stand" is in sale since Sunday, November 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art".The seller is "behen" and is located in Owensboro, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States.