This specific one of a kind Glass Cross Bottle has an antique bottle base that dates from 1859 to the late 1800's. The base is a lovely rich olive green color and the words "Aromatic Schnapps ~ Schiedam ~ Udolpho Wolfes" have been embossed into the glass that was salvaged in Australia but was originally produced in the Netherlands. Schnapps is a superlative Tonic, Diuretic, Anti-Dyspeptic and invigorating Cordial. This medical diet-drink was manufactured solely by the proprietor at his distillery, in Schiedam, in Holland, expressly for medicinal purposes. It is the pure tincture of juniper, distilled from the best barley that can be selected in Europe at any cost.
The Natural Rainbow Iridescence of this bottle has been caused by time and the weathering on the surface. How much a glass object weathers depends mainly on burial conditions and to a lesser extent the chemistry of it. These conditions are humidity, heat and type of soil the glass was buried in for many many years.
The bottle has been adorned with a Czech crystal rosary chain and a solid bronze connector supporting a large brass bas relief cross detail with a beautiful patina wash Fluer de Lis.. The very unique detail has been adorned with two sparkling rhinestone jewel clusters. The crystals that adorn this bottle are clear and a pale grass green color. An exceptional bottle!
Size: Height 15"x Width 5"x Depth 3.25"
Weight: 2 pound 2 ounces
This is a handmade, handcrafted one of a kind original work of art. This is a Glass Cross Bottle crafted by an artisan in our studio who carefully selects and articulates each of the stunning antique vintage components and puts them together as an original and very unique work of old world artistry.
Our Glass Cross Bottles are made from antique unearthed glass bottles, most over a century old, and each with a rich time worn history and a story all of its own. Each bottle, some from the early Americas and most from Europe, has an archival patina kissed by age and its own unique declaration of another era of time gone by. We add reclaimed and collected parts from European lead crystal chandeliers both vintage and antique. Each lead crystal has a unique shape and color that infracts light with an incredible display of dazzling prisms of light.
Each bottle is articulated with a unique artistic interpretation and the crystals have been fastened with a layering of heavy old world solder that is then hand washed with a time worn rich patina of blackened pewter and weathered iron. Many of our Cross Bottles are dressed and adorned with collected Czech rosary chain and crystals beads, seashells, jewels, and seed pearls that have been saved and collected for many years. Other bottles are further embellished with sterling silver treasures and pewter wax seals, jeweled hearts and crosses. Careful attention is given to the selection of all of the impeccable details.
Lovely in a window where they can work their magic making light dance. They are also stunning in small groups where they are just absolutely breathtaking.
These bottles, for the artist, are a very special interpretation of God's Grace at the Cross of Calvary. They celebrate the creative artistic gifts that are given to us by the Creator to reflect His brilliance and His great gift of love for us all as individuals created in His image. It is our hope that the beauty of these artistic bottles will have a very special meaning to all that chose to own or to share one and that they will bring great joy along with their incredible shimmering beauty.
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