Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Amazing News

Friends, Admirers, and Collectors,

I'm so excited to share with you that thanks to the help of our brick and mortar supporters, Cross Bottle Guy has found a new studio facility that can be our permanent home! It was with a heavy heart just a few short weeks ago that I thought we'd have to shut down production of these beautiful treasures forever. I felt like all of the roadblocks we were hitting in finding a suitable space for our studio was a sign from God that it was time to move on, and find a different sort of outlet for this artistry.

Like with so many things in life, sometimes one door closes only to have the right door open. That's precisely what has happened here, and I couldn't be happier and more sure that this is what we are meant to do!

With the prior news of our closing, all of our shelved merchandise was purchased by our retail supporters for their stores. At the present, we are working diligently toward moving our studio to the new location, and anticipate setting up everything for new production by the end of August.

On Friday, September 29th, we will have a wonderful collection of bottles and other decorative items ready for purchase on our site, including never before seen Cross Bottle Guy exclusive candle holders!

We thank all of you who sent notes and letters, and who prayed for us during this transition. I can't thank you enough, for it is because of you that we get to do what we love.

Gratefully,
Artie
Cross Bottle Guy

Sunday, April 2, 2017

LFSC2


Approximate Overall Height: 18"

An absolutely beautiful Cross Bottle Guy crystal cross creation made from our large French pendalogues, and accented by our fiery and refractive Russian square and small octagonal prisms, this beautiful cross has a powerful presence. Finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this large piece of our handcrafted work is matched in beauty by the storied vessel base it is forever married to.

Found while antiquing in Florida, this amber bottle with a graceful neck and feminine silhouette, and was found during a dive expedition in the Atlantic ocean. The salt staining on the outside of the bottle is proof of the sabbatical this bottle took in a life under the sea, and we couldn't be more happy have it as the base to our art.

Fresh from the studio, this charming piece of Cross Bottle Guy cross bottle art is sure to be a wonderful addition to any collection.

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


APC36


Approximate Overall Height: 5.5"

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

This beautiful antique pill bottle is absolutely gorgeous! A very thick glass with subtle imperfections to the interior of the glass causing a stunning texture. 

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


LTSO2


Approximate Overall Height: 16.5"

An undeniably gorgeous Cross Bottle Guy crystal cross creation made from our large multifacted flat back teardrop crystals, and accented by our fiery and refractive Russian square and small octagonal prisms, this beautiful cross has a powerful presence. Finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this large piece of our handcrafted work is sure to be a show stopper in your collection!

Forever married to an antique embossed bottle with a lovely aqua hue, the inner patina is a wash of honey and ochre, gray and cream, an absolutely beautiful piece of art all on it's own - the perfect vessel base to our one of a kind, handmade art.

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
"APOTHECARIES"

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

4PTD


Approximate Overall Height: 8.25"

One of our absolute favorite crystals to use in our handmade crystal cross bottle creations, are these gorgeous faceted hand-cut and hand-polished teardrops. A standby here at Cross Bottle Guy, these crystals are very unique, and have a dazzling refractory. This piece features four of these prisms, accented by our smallest octagonal crystals, and is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. 

Forever married to a hand dug, antique, embossed bottle that still bears the gorgeous interior patina of many, many years hidden beneath the earth, this antique aqua medicine bottle is of beauty only matched by the dazzling crystal cross that seals it. 

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
"POND'S EXTRACT"

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


HFGC


Approximate Overall Height: 4.75"

Hand forged by the same metal smith as our larger open fretwork metal crosses, this beautiful and demure metal cross is a wonderful study in beauty and character. One of only a handful ever made, this was the metal cast of a commissioned piece of art that was eventually set in 14K gold. These small metal crosses were hand forged with a playful openness as if they were copies of thorned branches. Each slightly different than the other, these are truly remarkable. Highly detailed on the front only, this antique paean to Christ has tremendous overall presence and would be the perfect addition to your growing Cross Bottle Guy collection.

Distinctive. Rare. Evocative. 

Forever married to a beautifully hazy, antique pill bottle with a light aqua hue and a wash of interior patina in ghostly ethereal gray, the entire piece is artistically finished in our signature mercerized rust patina.

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

SMOC4


Approximate Overall Height: 9"

This stunning crystal cross is demure in size, but massive in personality! Constructed from gorgeous multifaceted oval prisms centered on one of our medium octagonal crystals from Germany, this beauty will pepper well into any collection of Cross Bottle Guy cross bottles and would make a wonderful gift! 

Forever sealed to it's base with heavy patinated solder, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, the antique pale aqua bottle is as beautiful as the cross. Deeply saturated in a misty aqua, still bearing residue on the inside of the glass from its many years buried deep beneath the earth.

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
"ANDERSON'S : DERMADOR"

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


HFMC9


Approximate Overall Height: 8.75"

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 the rough/luxe mix that we have established with our handmade cross bottles here at Cross Bottle Guy.

Distinctive. Rare. Evocative. 

Forever married to a beautifully hazy, antique bottle with a light aqua hue and a wash of interior patina from milky white to sunset honey. This unique bottle is banded by one of our solder collars, and finished in our signature mercerized rust patina.


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



APC41


Approximate Overall Height: 6.5"

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

This beautiful antique embossed bottles is absolutely gorgeous! A very thick glass with subtle imperfections, small in size - but grand in personality thanks to a grandly embossed front.

Forever sealed to it's base with heavy patinated solder, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, the antique pale aqua bottle is as beautiful as the cross. Deeply saturated in a misty aqua, still bearing residue on the inside of the glass from its many years buried deep beneath the earth.

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
"HINDS HONEY AND ALMOND CREAM : A.S. HIND AND CO. : PORLAND, MAINE U.S.A"


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

SIM19


Approximate Overall Height: 11"

Our bohemian fired, and expertly polished teardrop crystals come together to form one of our most beautifully simple crosses. We call this one, the cross that started it all, as this was the first configuration of crystals ever joined together here at Cross Bottle Guy. A beautiful study in line and curve, these crystals are forever joined to create a gorgeous cross, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina.

The vessel partner for this beautiful cross has an interesting and unique silhouette with a lovely interior patina. A wash of honey and ochre on the interior of the aqua hued glass creates a playful mood and a glorious color story. The perfect addition to any collection, and no better bottle to start a collection for a friend!

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

HFGC2


Approximate Overall Height: 5"

Hand forged by the same metal smith as our larger open fretwork metal crosses, this beautiful and demure metal cross is a wonderful study in beauty and character. One of only a handful ever made, this was the metal cast of a commissioned piece of art that was eventually set in 14K gold. These small metal crosses were hand forged with a playful openness as if they were copies of thorned branches. Each slightly different than the other, these are truly remarkable. Highly detailed on the front only, this antique paean to Christ has tremendous overall presence and would be the perfect addition to your growing Cross Bottle Guy collection.

Distinctive. Rare. Evocative. 

Forever married to a beautifully hazy, antique amber bottle the entire piece is artistically finished in our signature mercerized rust patina.

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

HFMC8


Approximate Overall Height: 9.75"

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 the rough/luxe mix that we have established with our handmade cross bottles here at Cross Bottle Guy.

Distinctive. Rare. Evocative. 

Forever married to the most unique, deep cobalt antique bottle we've ever seen. This unique bottle is the perfect vessel base for this handmade cross, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina.


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

LFRC


Approximate Overall Height: 15.25"

Our hand cut French pendalogue crystals are so large and beautiful refractive. They pack a power and dominating impact to any piece of art we create with them, so we kept this one simple. It's all about those French crystals. Perfectly partnered with our fiery and refractive Russian square prisms, and centered on a crowd favorite, the rare rosette with a solder pearl, this beautiful cross is absolutely remarkable! Finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this large piece of our handcrafted work is sure to be a show stopper in your collection!

Forever married to an antique embossed light cobalt blue bottle, the perfect vessel base to our one of a kind, handmade art.

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
" MILK OF MAGNESIA : THE CHAS. H. PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY : GLENBROOK, CONN."

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


TMSC1


Approximate Overall Height: 8"

Here's a blast from the past! This cross bottle style has been a favorite for Cross Bottle Guy collectors, but we had not been able to source these beautiful square prisms for a long while. Now, we have them back in stock, and you'll see them used in many of our handmade pieces. 

These antique square crystals from a Russian basket chandelier are turned on edge to make a lovely medieval inspired cross perfect for peppering into your current Cross Bottle Guy cross bottle collections. Amazing refractory on these hand cut and polished crystals makes this piece beautifully fiery, dazzling to look at! Finished in our signature mercerized rust finish, this one of a kind piece of handmade art forever seals it's antique bottle base. 

An ethereal haze wraps up the bottle from the inside, casting a ghostly shadow from the base toward the clear, slender neck. A stunning patina that only time and the elements can forge. 

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



MIK3


Approximate Overall Height: 14"

Stunning hand-cut ivy leaf shaped crystals in their medium size, combine to create this large and gorgeous crystal cross bottle, new to Cross Bottle Guy collectors since 2016. Brilliant and refractive, these flat backed ivy leaf crystals were the perfect choice for this lovely handmade piece. Centered on one of our antique medium octagonal prisms, and accented by our small Russian octagonal crystals, this radiant gem would be a glorious addition to your growing Cross Bottle Guy collection.

Finish with our signature mercerized rust patina, this crystal cross creation in forever married to one of the most beautiful antique bottles we've ever had the pleasure of working with. The pale aqua bottle has a handsome, faceted silhouette and a distinctive haziness of pale grays and milky whites.

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
" PEPTO-MANGAN "GUDE" "

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



APCf

Approximate Overall Height: 5.5"

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

This beautiful antique pill bottle is absolutely gorgeous! A very thick glass with subtle imperfections to the interior of the glass, and a ghostly haziness causing a stunning texture. 

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
"FAXON WILLIAMS AND FAXON : DRUGGISTS : BUFFALO, N.Y."

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


APC3Ds

Approximate Overall Height: 5.5"

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

This beautiful antique pill bottle is absolutely gorgeous! A very thick glass with subtle imperfections to the interior of the glass, and a ghostly haziness causing a stunning texture. 

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read: 
"JAS. A. DARLINGTON : DRUGGIST : WILLIAM ST. : BUFFALO, NY"

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

APC77


Approximate Overall Height: 6.5"

An old favorite of Cross Bottle Guy collectors, this stunning crystal cross is constructed of our rare, hand cut multifaceted cat eye crystals, centered on our large octagonal crystals and accented by our medium octagonal crystals from Germany. The refractory of this piece is nothing short of extraordinary!

Forever sealed to it's base with heavy patinated solder, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, the antique bottle is the perfect partner for this cross. A shapely silhouette, with a graceful neck and a delicately ribbed base still bearing a beautiful residue on the inside of the glass in shades of honey and and ochre from its many years buried deep beneath the earth.


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


SP5P

Approximate Overall Height: 10.75"

An old favorite of Cross Bottle Guy collectors, this stunning crystal cross is constructed of our beautiful and timeless, hand cut multifaceted German teardrop crystals, centered on our large octagonal crystal and accented by our medium octagonal crystals from Russia. The refractory of this piece is nothing short of extraordinary!

Forever sealed to it's base with heavy patinated solder, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this antique sun purple bottle is the perfect partner for this cross. Everyone loves our purple and amethyst bottles, and they're difficult for us to find! This one is quite lovely, with a shapely silhouette, and thick, wavy glass adding loads of character to the overall piece of handmade art! A real beauty perfect for any collection!

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


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CHOT2


Approximate Overall Height: 14.5"

An old favorite of Cross Bottle Guy collectors, this stunning crystal cross is constructed of our rare, hand cut multifaceted cat eye crystals, centered on our large octagonal crystals and accented by our medium octagonal crystals from Germany. The refractory of this piece is nothing short of extraordinary!

Forever sealed to it's base with heavy patinated solder, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, the antique bottle is the perfect partner for this cross. A shapely silhouette, with a graceful neck and a delicately ribbed base still bearing a beautiful residue on the inside of the glass in shades of honey and and ochre from its many years buried deep beneath the earth.

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


SCSLVR

cross bottles
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.

 For custom work like this ...

SOCB

Approximate Overall Height: 9.25"

Don't let the petite size of this crystal beauty fool you! It's got a massive personality! Made from our smallest gorgeous, and brilliantly refractive Russian octagonal crystals,  this cross bottle will pepper into your current collection beautifully, but may also be the perfect gift for you to start a collection for someone you love!

Finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, and forever married to a gorgeous deep cobalt blue bottle. 

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


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LSCCA

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Approximate Overall Height: 20.25"

Absolutely stunning, this extremely large piece of handmade, Cross Bottle Guy art work is one of our most favorite pieces to date. Fashioned from large hand chiseled Swedish tear drop crystals hand sourced from wall sconces that date back to 1834, this one of a kind piece of crystal sculpture is sure to dazzle, whether as the center piece of a collection of our unique art, or as a stand alone piece.
Accented by large, fiery and refractive octagonal prisms, along with our bohemian teardrop crystals, German ovals, and Russian demure octagonal gems each hand cut and polished, this gorgeous Cross Bottle Guy creation is finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, and is forever married to a beautiful clear antique apothecary jar banded in a pair of our solder collars.
A thick and textured glass with a stunning presence even with the absence of color, this vessel base is the perfect partner for the large and intricate cross that tops it. Graced by a rosary of faceted crystal beads in a curious shade somewhere between champagne and rose, this beautiful piece of art is a studio favorite, and is sure to spark interest and awe in your lovely home.

Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.
Luxury for your Home

 For custom work like this ...

ASB1


Approximate Overall Height: 10.25"

This one may look a little familiar to tried and true Cross Bottle Guy collectors, this beautiful crystal shape has been unearthed from the 2010 vault! A brilliant crystal cross is constructed of our beautiful, hand cut multifaceted teardrop crystals, centered on our large oval crystals and accented by our fiery medium octagonal crystals from Russia.

Forever sealed to it's base with heavy patinated solder, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina, this amber antique medicine bottle is the perfect partner for this cross. A shapely silhouette, with a graceful neck and a delicately embossed marks for counting how many mL are left in the vial. A thick and wavy glass that has had 100-years of life, now married to our art. The perfect gift or accent to your growing Cross Bottle Guy collection.

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

Sunday, January 1, 2017

SOO8


Approximate Overall Height: 6"

Don't let the petite size of this beauty fool you! It's got a massive personality! Made from our smallest gorgeous, and brilliantly refractive Russian octagonal crystals,  this little bottle will pepper into your current collection beautifully, but may also be the perfect gift for you to start a collection for someone you love!

Forever married to the antique medicine bottle, manufactured by the Larkin Soap Company of Buffalo, New York, this lovely vessel still bears some of its earthly inner patina, a speckled mix of grays and chalky white, and is accented by two of our solder collars, finished in our signature mercerized rust patina. This is the perfect base for such a sweet piece of handmade art from Cross Bottle Guy.

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


APCj2


 Approximate Overall Height: 7.25"

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 antique embossed bottle is absolutely gorgeous! A very thick glass with subtle imperfections to the interior glass causing a stunning texture.

This bottle is embossed. It is embossed to read:
"PHILADELPHIA P.A., USA : FOR HOME USE ONLY : MANUFACTURED BY THE CHARLES E HIRES CO : HIRES HOUSEHOLD EXTRACT"
  
Authentically Handmade. Unique. One of a Kind. Art.