Date Added: 17 April 2010
This is a bottle with a religious scene containing a cross and other religious symbols. It includes the cross and a ladder, pick, hammer, saw, shovel, spears, stars, and beads. There is a stick at the top of the cross with 4 colored beads. There are 4 stars shapes on the front of the cross and what looks like a crown at the top of the cross. The stars are made in such a way they can be collapsed while the cross is placed in the bottle through the neck and then fanned out once inside. There are also 2 nail shapes with a blue bead on each. There are Cyprus tree-like carvings in the bottle. This bottle is filled with liquid to help preserve the contents. This bottle was given to the owner some 30 years ago by a late uncle, who was given it by a great aunt who said it was made from wood of a ship by a sailor. It was referred to as "Jacob's ladder". The bottle is sealed with a cork.
|Type:||Cross and Religious Symbols||Maker's Name:|
|Bottle Size:||30 cm or 12"||Year Made:||1900 - 1930|
|Bottle Type:||Unidentified, letter E on the base|