Friday, March 15, 2013

GREYFRETH CROSS BOTTLES -- Pretty in Aqua


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A Trio of Antique Aqua Beauty



Graceful crosses of aged pewter and crystal chandelier remnants framed out in rustic solder beautifully crown antique glass of dreamy aqua blue, donned in ethereal patina. See below for details and individual listings.

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Beautifully faceted kite crystal prisms form a simple, yet elegant cross that catches and refracts light in a confetti of color. Framed in heavy solder in weathered iron hues, the cross crowns an amazing antique bottle of aqua glass which bears evidence of its age through a gorgeous, calcified patina of ethereal white. A stunning display of iridescence is present throughout the patina, revealing itself in a confetti of color when the light happens upon its surface.

Item #: CWAQ-M0313-01
Overall Height: 9"
$125

--SOLD--

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Intricately carved pewter has been aged to mirror the age of the century old, cork-topped chemical bottle which serves as the pedestal for this rough yet refined cross bottle. Heavy solder in hues of weathered iron forever bind the two elements together, while a veil of ethereal patina adds a contrasting softness to the rough, dark metal. A beautiful display of iridescence is present throughout the patina, showing itself in a confetti of color when the light happens upon its surface.

Item #: CPTAQ-M0313-01
Overall Height: 8"
$49

--SOLD--

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Intricately carved pewter has been aged to mirror the century old, long-necked apothecary bottle which serves as the pedestal for this rough yet refined cross bottle. Heavy solder in hues of weathered iron forever bind the two elements together, while a veil of ethereal patina adds a contrasting softness to the rough, dark metal. A beautiful display of iridescence is present throughout the patina, showing itself in a confetti of color when the light happens upon its surface. The embossed glass reads, "FLORIDA WATER . MURRAY & LANMAN DRUGGISTS . NEW YORK .

Item #: CPTAQ-M0313-02
Overall Height: 8.75"
$49

--SOLD--

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Greyfreth Vintage Blue Cross Bottles





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Newly Listed

Newly Added Pieces.  See below for individual listings.


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Crosses of Crystal



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An impressive cross of large, meticulously cut chandelier crystals crowns a bottle of stunning cobalt blue glass. Held fast within the rustic confines of solder, imbued in the time-worn hues of weathered iron, the light-throwing crystal brings the element of refinement to the cross bottle’s beautiful marriage of rough and elegant.

Item #: CWB-L1101
Overall Height: 17.5"
$249

--SOLD--

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Framed within heavy, weathered solder, a stunning cross of leaded crystal, Austrian crystal and glass chandelier remnants provides a beautiful example of the juxtaposition of rustic and refined. Supporting the cross is a rare, hand blown antique cork top cobalt blue bottle that once held Quicksilver - or more commonly known as Mercury. Donned in many beautiful bubbles within the walls of glass and a faint internal patina, the bottle still displays its original label. Although tattered and faded, you can still make out the words, "Old Gibraltar Mercury... Quicksilver .... single distilled" I have made the patina rust heavy, because it both complements and contrasts so beautifully with the deep blue of the bottle. A very special collector piece that can stand alone or bejewel your existing collection.



Item #: CWB-M0112-01
Overall Height: 13"
$179

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Elegant in its simplicity and framed within heavy, rust hued solder, a cross of beautiful crystal chandelier remnants crowns a vintage bottle of rich, cobalt blue glass. A subtle patina veils the inside of the glass and rusted iron solder both complements and contrasts the saturated blue beautifully. A rusted rosary sprinkled in icy blue beads bejewels the neck of this cross bottle.



Item #: CWB-M1201-1
Overall Height: 13.5"
$159

--SOLD--

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Heavily sculpted solder, washed in the worn and rusted hues of weathered iron, frame the plethora of radiant crystals which form the petite French Alisee cross. It is beautifully apparent that the crystals have been cut to catch and refract as much light possible by the confetti of color which is thrown when light washes across the faceted crystal surfaces. The rustic yet refined cross crowns a patinaed bottle of antique cobalt glass that has fabulous bubbles forever held within its walls. A rusty chaplet rosary drapes the shoulder of the bottle and suspended from the rusty chain is a weathered crucifix and aged religious medal. A faintly iridescent, ethereal patina veils the bottles interior -- a testament to the vessel's many years spent buried and hidden away underground.



Item #: CWW-M1201-8
Overall Height: 9.75"
$110

--SOLD--



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Crosses of Pewter

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Dark, rustic and weathered patina forever bind an intricately carved Medieval style cross of pewter to a small antique bottle veiled in a beautifully heavy, frosty and crusty patina. The glass has taken on a very slight, pale lavender hue, while traces of earthly remnants cling to the inside of the bottle, serve as a reminder of its century long hideaway within the earth. A subtle flash of iridescence adds an element of enchantment and surprise to the weathered feel of the piece.



Item #: CPTW-M1201-04
Overall Height: 8.5"
$69

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Small in stature - powerful in beauty. A rustic, riveted cross of aged pewter is held fast by weathered solder as it stands in beautiful juxtaposition to the smooth antique bottle of vibrant, cobalt blue glass which serves as the lovely pedestal.

Item #: CPTB-M1104
Overall Height:
$35

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A gorgeous, petite French bottle of dusky blue, antique glass is crowned by a diminutive crucifix of aged pewter.

Item #: CPTB-S1101
Overall Height:
$29

--SOLD--

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Small and Mighty. A petite, aged pewter crucifix, held fast by heavy, rustic solder, graces a vintage medicinal bottle of beautiful cobalt blue glass.

Item #: CPTB-S1102
Overall Height: 4.5"
$25

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