Tuesday, October 30, 2018

STC4

Approximate Overall Height: 8.25"

We love working with new crystals when we find them, so you can imagine our joy in finding over one hundred of these very small teardrop prisms in North Caroline. These are half the size of our normal teardrop crystals, which allow us to use them in a variety of cross shapes. 

They also look lovely in this simple cross, centered on one fiery and refractive Russian octagonal crystal. 

Forever married to a clear antique bitters bottle with a wonderful interior patina of pale whites and ochre, and a beautiful iridescent quality that makes the entire piece shine, the art is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. A stunning small and unique piece of handmade art from Cross Bottle Guy, perfect for your growing collection!


MSO3B

Approximate Overall Height: 8"

Magnificently radiant, this demure crystal cross is inspired by medieval crosses of the 8th - 11th century A.D.. Made from our German square crystal prisms turned on edge, and accented by our brilliant medium octagonal crystals, this handmade piece of art is an absolute beauty. 

Forever married to an embossed cobalt blue pharmacy bottle, the entire piece is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. This unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy art would be a wonderful starter piece for any collection, or a great addition to one you're lovingly curating. 


MFLCR5

Approximate Overall Height: 13"

We love working with these stunning small French leaf shaped pendalogue crystals. They are extremely rare in this size, and when we find them we use them up right away. This beauty is the perfect example of how gorgeous these crystals are, and how beautiful they make our Cross Bottle Guy cross bottles. Flat back and hand cut, these crystals are paired up with our octagonal prisms from Russia in two different sizes. The entire piece glimmers with brilliant refractory. 

This large piece is sure to bring a glow to any room of your home, and is certainly one to add to any growing collection. Forever married to this antique laboratory bottle with a beautiful thickness to the glass that creates a range of textures, the entire piece is finished in our signature mercertized rust patina. 

This beauty is further accented by an antique wooden bead rosary from Italy, and one of our lovely solder collars. 


Thursday, October 25, 2018

SMOC1

Approximate Overall Height: 4.75"

Don't let the petite size of this beauty fool you! It's got MASSIVE personality. Made from our smallest and most gorgeous Russian octagonal crystals, this little crystal masterpiece will pepper into your current collection beautifully. 

Forever married to an antique cobalt pill bottle, embossed by the Emerson Drug Company, the entire piece is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. This unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is the perfect starter piece, or a great filler for any growing collection!


MOC1

Approximate Overall Height: 9.5"

These medium sized octagonal crystals are a real joy to find and to work with. We use them in all sorts of shapes and crosses here, you might say they're our work horse. But when they're paired together, in a simple cross like this one, we think they're at their most lovely - and we hope you'll agree. 

Brilliantly refractive, these 5 octagonal crystals are crowned by one smaller Russian octagonal crystal and forever married to an antique bottle with an ethereal inner glaze. A ghostly collection of dusty grays and pale browns, the bottle is banded with two of our solder collars and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. 


CCMC1

Approximate Overall Height: 9"

A beautiful new creation from Cross Bottle Guy. We happened upon a lot of beautiful cobalt bottles, and within the box were a few of these cobalt blue glass coins. Varied shades of blue, these seemed to want to stay together - so we worked them into the art. 

Here, a beautiful cross of German square crystals turned on edge, and surrounded by our small teardrops and Russian octagonals, create a very unique piece we've never made before! Be the first to have this gorgeous one of a kind piece of handmade art, forever married to this embossed cobalt blue drug store bottle, and finished in our mercerized rust patina.


SMTC12


Approximate Overall Height: 8.5" 

We love working with new crystals when we find them, so you can imagine our joy in finding over one hundred very small teardrop prisms during a buying trip in North Carolina. These are half the size of our normal teardrop prisms, which allow us to use them in a variety of cross shapes. 

They also look lovely in this simple cross, embellished with two refractive German octagonal crystals. 


Forever married to an antique bottle, the perfect aqua hue, with a solder collar at it's waist, the entire piece is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. A stunning, small, and unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art, perfect for any growing collection - or as a starter piece.




MFLCB

Approximate Overall Height: 11.5"

These stunning small French leaf shaped pendalogue prisms are extremely rare, and when we are lucky enough to come across them here at Cross Bottle Guy, they always make the most beautiful cross bottles. This one is no exception. Flat back and hand cut, these crystals are paired up with our octagonal prisms in two sizes which glimmer with brilliant refractory. 

A large piece, sure to bring a glow to any room of your home, this is certainly one to add to the collection. 

Forever married to a beautiful embossed cobalt blue pharmacy bottle and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. The bottle is embossed, it is embossed to read: 

"MILK OF MAGNESIA : REGD IN US PATENT OFFICE : AUGUST 21, 1906 : THE CHAS S. PHILLIPS : CHEMICAL COMPANY : GLENBROOK, CONN."


MTCS

Approximate Overall Height: 6.5" 

We love working with new crystals when we find them, so you can imagine our joy in finding over one hundred very small teardrop prisms during a buying trip in North Carolina. These are half the size of our normal teardrop prisms, which allow us to use them in a variety of cross shapes. 

They also look lovely in this simple cross, centered on one fiery and refractive German octagonal crystal. 

Forever married to a clear, antique bitters bottle with a solder collar at it's waist, the entire piece is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. A stunning, small, and unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art, perfect for any growing collection - or as a starter piece.


MOC1

Approximate Overall Height: 9"

A beautifully simple shape brought back to the Cross Bottle Guy art collection formed by rare square prisms from Germany turned on edge. A stunning pairing creating a medieval style cross that we know you'll love for your growing collection. Finding these square prisms was a real treat, knowing we could start to build this cross shape in particular.

Married forever through hand wrought solder to a milky white antique bottle with a beautiful, feminine silhouette, this one of a kind piece is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina and is sure to dazzle in your beautiful home.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

TY01A

Approximate Overall Height: 11.5"

We're back! 

I'm so excited and happy to report that we have finally made our first cross bottle in our new studio space, and here it is for you! It's taken us such a long time to get unpacked and reorganized, but we are fully set up and prepared to create some gorgeous cross bottles, just like this one. 

Our first bottle here is special for so many reasons. Inspired by the ancient Botonee Cross, this stunning and fiery crystal cross has a brilliant refractory. Hand crafted from our antique teardrop crystals, German square prisms turned on edge, and our smallest Russian octagonal crystals balanced on a stunning tissue leaf crystal, this lovely piece of handmade art is a new shape for Cross Bottle Guy collectors, and I'm sure will become a favorite.

This beauty is forever married to a amazing antique bottle with glorious interior patina and worldly residue, embossed to read: "LIQUID STOVE POLISH; MANUFACTURED BY; J.L. PRESCOTT CO.; NEW YORK". The wonderfully textured, thick glass gives this vessel the appearance of curves and a graceful silhouette inside of the rectangular bottle. 

Graced by an Italian rosary of wood beads, this one of a kind piece of handmade art work is the perfect addition to your growing collection of Cross Bottle Guy cross bottles.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dear Collectors ...



Friends, 

A limited collection of bottles are being cleaned and photographed today, and will be available Friday, August 10, 2018 starting at 10AM. So hold on little tomatoes, just a little while longer! I promise, it will be worth the wait. 

Blessings, 
Artie
Cross Bottle Guy

Monday, March 19, 2018

SFA1


Approximate Overall Height: 8.5"

This is a rebirth from a cross that we created years ago, which we called the French Alisee Cross. This smaller version includes our fiery and brilliant octagonal prisms in the smallest size, centered on one large octagonal prism. A gorgeous and simple piece that is sure to garner compliment after compliment, and pepper beautifully into any thoughtfully curated collection of Cross Bottle Guy work.

Forever married to an antique multifaceted amber bottle and adorned with a rosary of Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe, the gorgeous handmade art is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. A unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

SBRR1


Approximate Overall Height: 5.75"

Collectors have always loved mixing in our pewter rosary crosses with their collections of handmade crystal cross bottles, so we search for the perfect pieces to add to this category anytime we are looking for crystals. We happened upon these lovely antique St. Benedict pocket rosary rings and knew they'd be perfect for pairing with our bottle art.

Intricately hand worked, the rosary ring is accented by our own solder pearls in the center and at the top.

Forever married to a beautiful multifaceted antique bottle with an aqua hue and a stunning interior patina of ghostly grays and silvers and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

SSOC1


Approximate Overall Height: 5.5"

A beautiful combination of our German square crystals and Russian octagonal crystals in this Cross Bottle Guy handmade piece inspired by ancient medieval crosses. Brilliantly refractive and absolutely dazzling.

Forever married to an antique square base ink well wrapped in one of our beautiful solder collars and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

LFTOC1


Approximate Overall Height: 13.75"

A new crystal shape for collectors in 2018, this stunning crystal cross bottles is fashioned from our large French pendalogue's, surrounding a beautifully intricate inner 4-point cross of our bohemian fired and polished teardrops centered on a Russian square prism, and embellished by octagonal crystals of two sizes. 

Forever married to a gorgeous antique squat rectangular based bottle with a chalky inner patina of whites and grays and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is adorned with an antique rosary. A stunning addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

MOS1


Approximate Overall Height: 9.25"

Magnificently radiant, this demure crystal cross is inspired by medieval crosses of the 8th - 11th century A.D.. Made from our German square crystal prisms turned on edge, and accented by our brilliant medium and small octagonal crystals, this handmade piece of crystal cross bottle art is an absolute beauty.

Forever married to a gorgeous clear pharmacueticals bottle with a triangular base, wrapped with one of our gorgeous solder collars and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com


CRR3


Approximate Overall Height: 6.5"

One of our newest crystal creations at Cross Bottle Guy, this beauty is hand crafted and inspired by sterling silver rosary rings. Fashioned from our smallest Russian octagonal crystals, this lovely and highly refractive piece of handmade art is sure to stand out in any Cross Bottle Guy cross bottle collection.

Forever married to a beautiful clear inkwell wrapped with one of our solder collars and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

SOC1


Approximate Overall Height: 4.75"

Don't let the petite size of this beauty fool you! It's got MASSIVE personality! Made from our smallest and most gorgeous Russian octagonal crystals, this little crystal masterpiece will pepper into your current collection beautifully.

Forever married to an antique clear medical powder bottle which has a stunning verdigris and slight aqua hue to the interior staining and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

SFC1


Approximate Overall Height: 11.25"

These beautiful, small French leaf shaped pendalogue prisms are extremely rare, and when we are lucky enough to come across them here at Cross Bottle Guy, they always make the most beautiful cross bottles! This one is no exception. Flat back and hand cut, these crystals are brilliantly refractive and are paired up with our Russian octagonal prisms in two sizes, which glimmer with brilliant refractory. A large piece, sure to bring a glow to any room of your home, this is certainly one to add to your collection!

Forever married to a beautiful cobalt blue pharmacy bottle and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

ARTIE.VANDERPOOL@GMAIL.COM

LFTC1

Approximate Overall Height: 18.25"

This beautiful bottle is the perfect example of the joy in building one of a kind art out of the beautifully fragmented and antique. Such a stunning combination of crystals, each rare and unique, forming a cross we likely won't be able to replicate. A brilliant collaboration of stunning and magically refractive French pendalogue prisms, hand chiseled and polished in the bohemian method. These large leaded crystals have the most graceful of silhouettes with subtle curves and ridged valleys creating a visual majesty of form and light refractory.

These five beautiful crystals come together with our new, small teardrop prisms and small Russian octagonals to create a completely new piece of Cross Bottle Guy crystal sculpture, which we may not have the good fortune of creating again. Married together with rough-hewn solder finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this crystal beauty tops an equally beautiful bottle.

Clear with a slight aqua hue, this antique bottle has embossed cursive lettering " B&M " and a gorgeous interior patina only time under the ground can manufacture. Finished with one of our solder collars, and adorned with a beautiful rosary of black beads. A stunning piece for any thoughtful collection of our handmade art.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com


MRC1


Approximate Overall Height: 16.5"

This new shape for 2018 is one that we have absolutely fallen in love with here at the new Cross Bottle Guy studio. Hand crafted and inspired by antique single decade rosary rings, this stunning and refractive beauty has 25 gorgeous antique crystals in a beautiful crystal ring.

Our newest and smallest teardrop prisms make up the core of this ring, with ten of our Russian octagonals making up the decade points around the edge. The cross at the top, simple and lovely, just like its inspiration.

Forever married to a beautiful antique vintners bottle that has the most incredible wash of grays and whites inside, creating a remarkably ghostly patina and accented by one of our solder collars, the entire piece is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, and is adorned by a wooden bead rosary.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

WCB1

Approximate Overall Height: 18.5" 

For those of you who have collected our antediluvian pewter rosary crosses to pepper into your crystal cross bottles from Cross Bottle Guy, you'll love this unique, one of a kind piece. A beautiful antique wall crucifix of brass with a gorgeous time worn patina and verdigris makes for an amazing statement piece paired with this large bottle.

Married to an antique bottle with the most ethereal inner patina of grays, greens, and pearlescent whites, this beautiful piece of reliquary art is held together with rough-hewn solder finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, the piece is finished with a rosary of wooden beads.

ARTIE.VANDERPOOL@GMAIL.COM

NPC1


Approximate Overall Height: 9.5"

Collectors have always loved mixing in our pewter rosary crosses with their collections of handmade crystal cross bottles, so we search for the perfect pieces to add to this category anytime we are looking for crystals. We happened upon these lovely crosses and knew they'd be perfect for pairing with our bottle art.

Intricately pierced and embellished, the rosary cross is accented by our own solder pearls in the center and at the top.

Forever married to a beautiful, antique clear bitters bottle with a stunning tigering to the interior of the bottle and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, and a solder collar. This unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

4TSC

Approximate Overall Height: 10.25"

This crystal cross shape was a huge hit when we debuted it in 2016. We suspect that it will continue to be a favorite for Cross Bottle Guy collectors for years to come. Our stunning and brilliantly refractive hand cut and polished bohemian teardrop crystals form a four point cross centered on four of our fiery Russian square crystals turned on edge. Further accented by four of our small octagonal prisms, this beautiful handmade piece is finished in our signature mercerized rust.

Forever married to a beautiful clear antique bottle with the most beautiful wash of grays and rusty browns forever staining the interior of the bottle. A shapely silhouette with natural ribbed top and bottom accented by one of our gorgeous solder collars and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com


LTST1

Approximate Overall Height: 15"

Truly stunning in every way, this brilliant piece has been one of our most favorite out of the collection made for our first trunk show. Handmade from our beautiful large flat-back, hand cut French tissue crystals, this five-point cross is accented by a starburst of our newest small teardrop crystals and centered on one of our beautiful Russian octagonal prisms.

Forever married to a beautiful dark evergreen vintners cask, and adorned with a beautiful light wood bead rosary, the entire piece is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. This unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art is a wonderful addition to any growing collection, or the perfect starter piece.

artie.vanderpool@gmail.com