Friday, November 25, 2016

MEDOCCR3


Delightfully radiant, this demure crystal cross made up our multi-faceted, bohemian fired, medium Russian octagonal crystals, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina and forever tops a very unique bottle.

Hand dug, this clear antique Parisian pharmacal bottle still bears some of the gorgeous patina from its many years buried under ground. A thick glass, with fluid movement, this shapely vessel is the perfect partner to the dazzling crystal cross atop it.  

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


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SCSLVR

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Approximate Overall Height: 19"

Absolutely mesmerizing, this unique and one-of-a-kind handmade Cross Bottle Guy piece is undeniably destined to make a lasting impact, whether part of a grouping of our dazzling cross bottles, our beautiful sealife sculpture, or simply as a stand alone piece of art. Inspired by the somewhat irregular patterns of antique lace, this crystal sculpture features our finest crystals from across the globe! Large French leaf pendalogues, Swedish hand-cut and hand-polished teardrop, ovals from Germany, Russian octagonal prisms, and Austrian pinched rectangular crystals all hug the delicate curve of a large, round looking glass.

Finished in a patina we found to closely resemble the tarnished silver hues of its base, this radiant and refractive piece of Cross Bottle Guy sculpture is without a doubt, one of our most amazing abstract pieces ever to leave the studio.

Forever married to a handsome, vintage silverplated candlestick with a lovely patina of dove grays, heavenly ochres, and rich copper - this distinctive creation is sure to be a piece that will endure, passed along from one avid collector to the next.

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


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Monday, October 31, 2016

APC240


Our antediluvian pewter rosary crosses are a perfect filler for any collection of crystal cross bottle guy cross bottles, or for our gorgeous sea life bottles. They also make for wonderful gifts, and to help start a collection for yourself or for a friend. These stunning pewter relics are forever joined to their antique bottle counterpart.

Hand dug, this clear antique inkwell still bears the gorgeous patina from its many years buried under the soil. Dappled with history, filled with life, this piece is sure to be a beautiful addition to your collection of Cross Bottle Guy bottles.  
  
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


HFMC4


Approximate Overall Height: 10"

Hand forged, this beautiful and large metal cross is one of only six that we were able to procure. Each slightly different than the other, there is a wonderful soul to each of these stunning open fretwork metal crosses. Highly detailed on the front only, the cross measures just over four inches tall, nearly twice the size of our incredibly popular pewter antediluvian rosary crosses. This antique paean to Christ, was likely the effort of an amateur metal smith, but the tremendous overall presence of this stunning cross couldn't be more perfect for rough/luxe mix that we have established with our handmade art here at Cross Bottle Guy.



Distinctive. Rare. Evocative.

Forever married to a beautifully hazy, antique bottle with a stunning silhouette, clear but with a beautiful ghostly patina on the inside. This unique bottle is banded by two of our solder collars, and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina.

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


PEA13



This beautiful combination of small octagonal crystals with remarkable fire and glow surrounding a crystal clear magnifying teardrop crystal taken directly from an antique French chandelier, no longer in use, is a stunning example of the juxtaposition you get here at Cross Bottle Guy. 


Married forever with the help of heavy patinated solder to a gorgeous antique aqua ink well, thick and diverse in texture, with a beautiful and ethereal inner hue, and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina.

Rough meets refined, luxe meets the discarded, beauty meets the fragmented ... all so that you can have one of a kind, hand-made, unique art created especially for you. 


Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


NPC2

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Approximate Overall Height: 16"

Made exclusively for you in our studio, this gorgeous Cross Bottle Guy piece is handcrafted from artist-cut crystals sourced from a Vermont estate sale, originally part of a French Empire era chandelier. Flat backed, and hand polished, these beautiful crystals have a sort of South African influence to them, with a bit of a Moorish cut. Incredibly refractive, and stunningly fiery, these crystals have come together beautifully with our Russian and German octagonal prisms in two sizes to create a piece we know you'll absolutely love in your growing Cross Bottle Guy Collection!

Finished in our signature mercerized rust, the piece forever marries a beautiful antique pharmacy bottle with a statuesque and feminine silhouette, and a beautiful milky white inner patina. Further enhanced by an antique rosary of olive wood beads and antique medal made in Italy, this one-of-a-kind piece is sure to fit well into any collection, or be quite the stand-out mixed with other pieces from your home!  

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.



APC3D9



Our antediluvian pewter rosary crosses are a perfect filler for any collection of crystal cross bottle guy cross bottles, or for our gorgeous sea life bottles. They also make for wonderful gifts, and to help start a collection for yourself or for a friend. These stunning pewter relics are forever joined to their antique bottle counterpart. 

Hand dug, this antique pharmacy pill bottle still bears the gorgeous patina from its many years buried under the soil. Dappled with history, filled with life, this piece is sure to be a beautiful addition to your collection of Cross Bottle Guy bottles.  
  
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


4PSC5



Another new crystal Cross Bottle Guy design for 2016, this beautiful handmade crystal cross is made from our brilliantly refractive teardrop crystals, centered on 4 square German crystals turned on edge, and embellished by our fire-polished Russian octagonal prisms. A gorgeous geometric sculpture with hand-cut refractory edges that will allow light to dance gracefully throughout the room.

Finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this creation tops one a wonderfully unique antique pharmacy bottle. The fairest shade of aqua, the bitters that were kept in the bottle gave it an ethereal glaze, and it's years of safe keeping under the earth left it with a stunning iridescence. This gorgeous bottle is a great one to start or add to any Cross Bottle Guy collection.

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.



CEWP

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Approximate Overall Height: 17.5"

Another beautiful new shape for Cross Bottle Guy collectors, this stunning four point crystal cross is inspired by Welch crosses. Made from our limited supply of cat eye ovals, each multi-faceted and hand-cut for the most brilliant refractory, and centered on a window pane center of German square prisms, this unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy cross bottle art is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, and is forever married to a beautiful bottle.

A gorgeous bottle with a stunning silhouette, this long neck bottle has a ghostly inner patina of mottled grays and whites, and is banded in one of our solder collars.

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read:
"PINEHURST VINEYARD : COMPANY : VINA VISTA STATION : PINEHURST, N.C. : REFILLING PROHIBITED"

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.



Thursday, September 1, 2016

RCTD1

Approximate Overall Height: 16"

All of the crystals that we use for our handmade crystal bottle art are sourced by hand for quality, clarity, shape and interest. We love all of the crystals that we buy for our art, but when we happen upon truly special ones like these, we almost sprint to the studio to make a piece of art for our Cross Bottle Guy collectors! 

Made of 5, beautifully refractive, hand chiseled flat backed rectangular prisms, with a bit of a narrowed top, this unique and one of a kind crystal cross bottle is sure to fit right in with your growing collection of our work! These remarkably splendid crystals are accented by our stunning and brilliantly fiery teardrop prisms and those Russian octagonal prisms that we use in a lot of our pieces to increase the intricacy of the shape.

Finished in our signature mercerized rust finished, the crystal cross is forever married to an antique aqua embossed pharmacy bottle. 

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
"DR. PIERCE'S GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY : BUFFALO, N.Y. : R. V. PIERCE M.D."

Graced with a gorgeous antique rosary of cocoa beads from Italy, and a silver-plated St. Christopher medal, this lovely piece of art is sure to impress, and can now be yours!

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art. 


SIM7A

Approximate Overall Height: 9.25"

Absolutely stunning and brilliantly refractive, this five point crystal cross bottle is made from our powerhouse pairings of antique bohemian fired and hand polished tear drop crystals and our small Russian octagonal miniature prisms. Vibrant and delightful, this cross bottle is sure to tug at your heart strings and brighten any room in your beautiful home. 

Forever married to an antique perfumers bottle with the most beautiful of silhouettes; a graceful shape with a vertical grooved, ribbed front, this bottle is clearly made for our handmade art. Finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, and ready to join your growing collection of Cross Bottle Guy cross bottles today. 

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art. 


SISB

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Approximate Overall Height: 18"

A beautiful new Cross Bottle Guy creation for our collectors, part of our popular starburst series. Handmade from gorgeous antique ice pendalogues of two sizes, these incredibly refractive crystals are centered on a brilliant German octagonal prism and made into a starburst with the help of tiny multi-faceted teardrops.

Married forever to a mesmerizing antique bitters bottle with a ghostly mottled gray and cream inner patina that makes the bottle a piece of art in and of itself. Finished with two of our solder collars, and finished by hand in our signature mercerized rust patina, this dazzling beauty is sure to brighten any room and fit in seamlessly with your growing collection of Cross Bottle Guy art!

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read:
"LASH'S : BITTER CO. : NEW YORK CHICAGO : SAN FRANCISCO"

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


NPCR

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Approximate Overall Height: 16.25"

Five brilliant, hand-cut crystals, originally part of a French Empire era chandelier. Flat backed, and hand polished, these beautiful crystals have a sort of South African influence to them, with a bit of a Moorish cut. Incredibly refractive, and stunningly fiery, these crystals have come together beautifully with our Russian octagonal prisms, and centered on a beautiful rosette crystal with solder center.

Finished in our signature mercerized rust, the piece forever marries a beautiful antique embossed bottle with a statuesque and feminine silhouette. This one-of-a-kind piece is sure to fit well into any collection, or be quite the stand-out mixed with other pieces from your home!

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read:
"BUFFALO CO-OP : BREWING CO : BUFFALO N.Y. : REGISTERED"


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

PFS1

Approximate Overall Height: 7.75"

Crystal and crosses are what we do here at Cross Bottle Guy, it's out moniker! But we often find special pieces just begging to be married to our wonderful collection of antique bottles, including beautiful specimen shells like this one. 

A stunning Noble Pectin shell in subdued purple hues of amethyst, plum, and aubergine was the perfect top for this antique perfumers bottle with a striking silhouette and decorative embossing. A lovely haze and iridescence, similar to carnival glass.

Banded by a thick edge of our hand-hewn solder, and finished in our gorgeous signature mercerized rust patina, this little beauty is sure to bring a smile to your face and add boundless character to your Cross Bottle Guy collections. 

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.



Sunday, July 31, 2016

LFAN1

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Approximate Overall Height: 16"

We love using these incredibly refractive, hand-cut, flat backed French pendalogue crystals in our handmade Cross Bottle Guy work, but they're increasingly harder and harder to find. Large and fiery, these mesmerizing prisms are dazzling with a lovely feminine shape that always makes for the most beautiful finished work.

Centered here on an antique German octagonal crystal, and accented by our brilliant and smallest Russian octagonal crystals, this gorgeous cross is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, and forever married to an antique embossed aqua pharmacy bottle. Inspired by the delicate and intricate patterns of lace, this Celtic Cross inspired starburst collection of crystals is new for Cross Bottle Guy.

The handsome silhouette of this bottle is the perfect companion for the feminine shape of the crystal cross which tops it. A beautiful thick, clear glass, finished with one of our solder collars - this lovely piece of handmade work is sure to be a stand out in your growing collection!
  
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


Monday, July 4, 2016

CEO622

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Approximate Overall Height: 15.5"

These mesmerizing antique, hand-cut and multifaceted cat eye oval crystals are incredibly difficult for us to find, and when we ran out of them, we were sure we'd never find them again. But we have! A VERY limited number of these beauties have been hand sourced, and we are delighted to be working with them again, and bringing them back to the Cross Bottle Guy collectors who love them.

Five brilliantly refractive German cat eye ovals pair up with our Russian and German octagonal prisms of two sizes to create this lovely, tall piece of Cross Bottle Guy handmade art!  
Married forever through the use of heavy patinated solder, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina to a ribbed bottle with a uniquely curved and ribbed silhouette, bearing an inner patina of milky whites and grays, this entire handmade piece of art is unique, and a real show stopper!

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

SSA1

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Approximate Overall Height: 8"

Another beautiful specimen shell tops an antique pharmacy bottle. This gorgeous, center cut Tibia Shell is incredibly sculptural, and absolutely lovely. Topping an antique aqua pharmacy bottle with a wonderful haze and ethereal patina left by the residue of its many years buried under the earth. 

Finished with a heavy band of our signature mercerized rust patinated solder, this little beauty is sure to be a favored on in your collection of Cross Bottle Guy shell bottles, or the perfect piece to pepper in with our crystal cross bottle art. 

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art. 


APC210

Approximate Overall Height: 7.75"

Our antediluvian pewter rosary crosses are a perfect filler for any collection of crystal cross bottle guy cross bottles, or for our gorgeous sea life bottles. They also make for wonderful gifts, and to help start a collection for yourself or for a friend. These stunning pewter relics are forever joined to their antique bottle counterpart.

Hand dug, this antique pharmacy bitters bottle still bears the gorgeous patina from its many years buried under the soil. Dappled with history, filled with life, this piece is sure to be a beautiful addition to your collection of Cross Bottle Guy bottles.  
  
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


SHWR2

Approximate Overall Height: 7"

Introduced this summer, this shell bottle, made from creamy pectin shells, each with a unique variegation of pinks, apricot, and rust is a fan favorite. Several of our stores are ordering this one shape by the box! An interesting and geometric sculpture that will add a smile to your face, and have all your friends asking "Where did you get that!?" 

This one is further made unique by the addition of our highly refractive and lovely Russian octagonal prisms, and the sterling silver plated base. 

This Cross Bottle Guy sea shell bottle is a great starter piece for any Cross Bottle Guy collection for your nautical or beach inspired decor, or to pepper into our crystal cross bottle collections. 

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art. 


CVI1

Approximate Overall Height: 4"

A beautiful little shell bottle that will surely start your day off to a great start. Don't let the small stature of this little guy fool you, it's packed with charm and presence. 

A gorgeous Conus Virgo shell forever marries a darling ink well, bearing somewhat of a green hue to the glass, and lovely little seeded bubbles within the glass for a perfect pairing of rough and refined. Banded in a thick border of hand-hewn solder, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this joyful piece of Cross Bottle Guy shell art is sure to please any collector, and pepper perfectly in with your crystal cross bottle collections. 

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art. 


APC211

Approximate Overall Height: 7"

Our antediluvian pewter rosary crosses are a perfect filler for any collection of crystal cross bottle guy cross bottles, or for our gorgeous sea life bottles. They also make for wonderful gifts, and to help start a collection for yourself or for a friend. These stunning pewter relics are forever joined to their antique bottle counterpart.

Married forever to a gorgeous antique pharmacy bottle with a graceful, feminine silhouette, and banded by one of our solder collars, this unique bottle still bears the gorgeous patina from its many years buried under the soil. Dappled with history, filled with life, this piece is sure to be a beautiful addition to your collection of Cross Bottle Guy bottles.  
  
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

APC5

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Approximate Overall Height: 7"
 
Our antediluvian pewter rosary crosses are a perfect filler for any collection of crystal cross bottle guy cross bottles, or, for our gorgeous sea life bottles. They also make for wonderful gifts, and to help start a collection for yourself or for a friend. These stunning pewter relics are forever joined to their antique bottle counterpart. 
 
This beautiful and very rare, embossed, aqua antique pill vial bottle still bears the gorgeous patina from its many years buried under ground. A very thick class with imperfections to the interior glass causing a stunning texture.
  
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.
 
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APCWR5

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Approximate Overall Height: 6"
 
Our antediluvian pewter rosary crosses are a perfect filler for any collection of crystal cross bottle guy cross bottles, or, for our gorgeous sea life bottles. They also make for wonderful gifts, and to help start a collection for yourself or for a friend. These stunning pewter relics are forever joined to their antique bottle counterpart. 
 
This beautiful and very rare antique aqua vial bottle still bears the gorgeous patina from its many years buried under ground. A very thick class with imperfections to the interior glass causing a stunning texture. Finished with an antique sacramental medal, and one of our solder collars, this is the perfect pairing of rough and refined. 
  
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.
 
 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

BLMJ1

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Approximate Overall Height: 22"
Such a unique piece of Cross Bottle Guy work, inspired by the beautiful antique Ball Ideal Mason jar vessel it sits atop. Found while hand sourcing other bottles for our art, this Ball Ideal Mason jar stuck out as a beautiful piece that needed to be displayed. Several options ran across the head of Cross Bottle Guy, but he settled on this one, making full use of the jar and glass lid.
With the beautiful aqua blue hue of the lid of the jar as its center, this cross is composed of our extra large multi-faceted Swedish teardrop crystals, and accented by our smaller hand-cut teardrop prisms, and Russian octagonal crystals. It's a unique, absolutely one of a kind piece that is large enough to stand alone by itself, or be the centerpiece of any Cross Bottle Guy collection.
Sealed for eternity, the cross is married to the jar with our stoic metal work finished in our signature mercerized rust patina.
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.