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Folk Art & Outsider Art : 1900-1940s
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Whimsy Folk Art Crucifix with Ladder in Bottle Circa 1920s

**Same Collection of Folk Art Whimsy from the Estate**

Whimsy Folk Art Crucifix with Ladder in Bottle Circa 1920s

A simple whimsy but no less impressive, sometimes the simple messages stand strong and that is the case with this whimsy. The wood top is stained dark wood stopper and the bottle is a nice small pint glass whiskey bottle. This is an older bottle with a long neck and would have had a cork top. The glass is thicker glass. 

The art of the whimsy.."In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as bottles became an abundant and disposable resource used to package liquor, medicine, food, cleaning products, and more, a subset of folk artists began using these discarded glass containers as stages for their miniature sculptures." Many of these whimsy used the religious subject as the theme and this practice continued well into the 20th century.
The Irony that I find and most likely had a hand in the religious subject matter in whisky bottles is the Temperance movement. This movement would draw the US into a more "moral" high ground which resulted in the US having prohibition, so the religious subject in a whiskey jar was more of in your response to alcohol use and the way to "cure" was through religion.

Condition: very fine with no visible damage to the whimsy and the glass does not have cracks or visible damage. Please see the images for more details. 

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This item is glass and is hand made, I take every precaution in packing with security and care but I am not responsible for any damage caused during shipping. If Pick up is an option, please contact me before purchase to arrange. 
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