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Bottle 896 - Caged Ball in Whimsey Bottle
Date Added: 01 October 2014

This is a wonderful whimsey built in light aqua colored two mold bottle. There are wooden carved columns mounted on crossed wooden dark green base. The columns are painted in sections of green, blue, red and natural wood. In the center of the base is an unusual curved ball in cage painted in red, blue, yellow and green. The columns are held in place with curved pieces of wood with the curve facing downward that crisscross each other and then go into a peg in the top of the columns. They also secure the top of the ball in cage. On top of these curved pieces are identically curved pieces turned the with the curve to the top and attaching in the same manner. The pieces are "pegged" in with a wooden stopper that has a crosspiece going through it inside the bottle. The top of the stopper has a carved decorative sphere with a ball on the top.
Type: Caged Ball in Whimsey Bottle   Maker's Name:
Category: Whimsey   Made Where:
Bottle Size: 7 1/4" x 2 7/8"   Year Made: 1870s
Bottle Type: Two mold