Thursday, March 19, 2015

Greyfreth Cross Bottles: The White Collection





Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted solder, an exquisite display of chandelier crystals in varying ages, shapes and sizes form an ornate and impressive cross. The contrasting yet complementing elements are endless here -- The profusion of crystal twinkles from within the frame of rough, dark solder that forever binds each to the other and to the elegant decanter serving as a pedestal.

Item #: CWW-0315-L08
Overall Height: 19.5"
$395






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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

An exquisite display of chandelier crystals in varying ages, shapes and sizes radiate from a beautifully cut oval crystal center to form an ornate and impressive cross. The contrasting yet complementing elements are endless here -- The profusion of crystal twinkles from within the frame of rough, dark solder that forever binds each to the other and to the bottle serving as a pedestal. A beautiful antique rosary with beads worn smooth over the years bejewels the neck while remnants of the earth that once hid the bottle from sight for decades is now forever held within the walls of glass. A poetic end and an element which gives much character to this beautiful piece .

Item #: CWW-0315-L10
Overall Height: 17.5"
$275


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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Graceful and time-worn, a cross of meticulously cut Austrian chandelier crystals crowns an unearthed bottle of patinated, antique glass. Framed within the confines of heavy solder, imbued in the weathered hues of rusted iron, the elegant French Pendalogue crystals throw light in all directions with their multi-faceted surfaces. Evidence of their age shows within the imperfections created over time - all which give character and in no way compromise the integrity of the crystals. At one time the crystals were part of a chandelier that fell into disrepair and now are reborn into a new piece of art to add to, or start your collection.

Item #: CWW-030515-M03
Overall Height: 14"
$149


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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Held fast by organically sculpted, rustic solder in weathered and timeworn hues, fiery multi-faceted, weighty, Austrian crystals embellish a large French Pendalogue cross. Crowning a weighty and weathered bottle, the cross offers an element of refinement which beautifully complements and contrasts with the rustic nature of the unearthed pedestal.

A testament to its age and time spend buried away out of sight for decades, the bottle bears an ethereal patina in an interesting, artistic pattern. Bits of earth and rust still cling to the bottle while air bubbles of various sizes offer interest from within the wavy walls of antique glass.

Draped from the neck is a rosary hand strung with beautiful, heavy, leaded Czech crystal beads and warm brass wire, Well worn religious medals and a crucifix of bronze offer a lovely, sacred presence.

Item #: CWW-030515-L03
Overall Height: 17.5"
$295

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Forever held within organically sculpted, weathered solder, faceted crystal chandelier remnants form a beautiful, ornate cross ringed in a halo of smaller crystal. A perfect example of the juxtaposition of rough and refined. The meticulously cut facets of the large French crystal adds just the right amount of sophisticated detail while a rosary of Czech leaded crystal and brass adds a beautiful element of sacred beauty. Both sides of the sublime crystals are faceted, so either side can face forward.

Serving as the pedestal for the cross is an unearthed desert bottle bearing a very slight lavender tint and is donned in a cloudy patina imbued with a stunning natural iridescence. two bands of raised fluting ring the surface of the weighty glass giving it an ornate quality of its own. This bottle is one of four that recently came to us from a treasure seeker in the desert of California. It lay with the others, hidden from view for decades before being exposed to the scorching sun for years. It is a true sun purple bottle*.

This entire pieces is a beautiful study in contradiction: old and new, rough and luxe, rustic and refined. Gorgeous alone and stunning mixed in to any of our collections.


*The Story behind Sun Purple Bottles:
For centuries, lead was used as a clarifying agent in glass making. Found to be unsafe, the formulas for pressed glass in America changed in the mid 1800's and lead was replaced by manganese to make the glass brighter and to also act as a stabilizer. It was discovered while leaving bottles in windows that the bottles began turning a soft lavender due to a reaction between the UV light from the sun and the manganese in the glass. The recipe changed once again in 1915 and manganese was replaced by selenium, and that was the end of sun purple bottles.

Item #: CWW-030515-L02
Overall Height: 19.5"
$275

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Framed out in organically sculpted, weathered solder, faceted crystal chandelier remnants form a beautiful, ornate cross. A perfect example of the juxtaposition of rough and refined. The meticulously cut facets of the French pendalogue crystal adds just the right amount of sophisticated detail while a simple Jacob's tears rosary adds a beautiful element of sacred beauty. Suspended from a delicate antique medal featuring Our Lady of Grace are a heavily detailed and patinated cross as well as a very worn cross that was once a crucifix.

Serving as the pedestal for the cross is an unearthed desert bottle bearing a very slight lavender tint and is donned in a cloudy patina imbued with a stunning natural iridescence. This bottle is one of four that recently came to us from a treasure seeker in the desert of California. It lay with the others, hidden from view for decades before being exposed to the scorching sun for years. It is a true sun purple bottle*.

This entire pieces is a beautiful study in contradiction: old and new, rough and luxe, rustic and refined. Gorgeous alone and stunning mixed in to any of our collections.


*The Story behind Sun Purple Bottles:
For centuries, lead was used as a clarifying agent in glass making. Found to be unsafe, the formulas for pressed glass in America changed in the mid 1800's and lead was replaced by manganese to make the glass brighter and to also act as a stabilizer. It was discovered while leaving bottles in windows that the bottles began turning a soft lavender due to a reaction between the UV light from the sun and the manganese in the glass. The recipe changed once again in 1915 and manganese was replaced by selenium, and that was the end of sun purple bottles.

Item #: cww-030515-L01
Overall Height: 19.25"
$275

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

An ornate cross of meticulously cut Austrian chandelier crystals crowns an unearthed bottle of patinated, antique glass. Forever held within the confines of heavy solder, imbued in the weathered hues of rusted and salt eaten iron, the refined crystals throw light in all directions with their multi-faceted surfaces. The crystals are faceted on both sides, allowing you to determine which side to face forward.

Imbued with the slightest tinge of pale lavender, the unearthed bottle is donned in a beautiful ethereal patina. This bottle is one of four that recently came to us from a treasure seeker in the desert of California. It lay with the others, hidden from view for decades before being exposed to the scorching sun for years. It is a true sun purple bottle*.

Draped around the neck of the bottle is a double wrapped hand wired rosary style lariat created with beautiful faceted lead crystal beads from Czechoslovakia, strung with solid brass wire imbued in a gorgeous warm gold hue. Suspended from the lariat is a new silver connector featuring Our Lady of Grace and below, a vintage miraculous medal that is beautifully weathered, worn and donned in a glorious, natural patina.

This entire pieces is a beautiful study in contradiction: old and new, rough and luxe, rustic and refined. Gorgeous alone and stunning mixed in to any of our collections.


*The Story behind Sun Purple Bottles:
For centuries, lead was used as a clarifying agent in glass making. Found to be unsafe, the formulas for pressed glass in America changed in the mid 1800's and lead was replaced by manganese to make the glass brighter and to also act as a stabilizer. It was discovered while leaving bottles in windows that the bottles began turning a soft lavender due to a reaction between the UV light from the sun and the manganese in the glass. The recipe changed once again in 1915 and manganese was replaced by selenium, and that was the end of sun purple bottles.

Item #: CWW-030515-M08
Overall Height: 16.25"
$210

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Graceful, time-worn and elegant in its simplicity, a cross of meticulously cut Austrian chandelier crystals crowns an unearthed bottle of patinated, antique glass. Forever held within the confines of heavy solder, imbued in the weathered hues of salt eaten iron, the refined crystals throw light in all directions with their multi-faceted surfaces. The crystals are faceted on both sides, allowing you to determine which side to face forward.

The bottle also offers two different sides. One side Bears fluting on the lower half of the bottle, giving the glass the classical feel of a column. The other side has the same fluting, but also has a window across it, exposing the inside of the bottle. A seal is embossed above the fluting and reads, "CURTICE BROTHERS COMPANY | ROCHESTER, NY" with "PRESERVERS" across the center. The bottle is imbued with the slightest tinge of pale lavender and is donned in a beautiful ethereal patina. This bottle is one of four that recently came to us from a treasure seeker in the desert of California. It lay with the others, hidden from view for decades before being exposed to the scorching sun for years. It is a true sun purple bottle*.

Draped around the neck of the bottle is a hand wired rosary style lariat created with beautiful faceted lead crystal beads from Czechoslovakia, strung with solid brass wire imbued in a gorgeous warm gold hue. Suspended from the lariat are two antique pieces - a miraculous medal and a graceful crucifix, both weathered and worn and donned in a glorious, natural patina.

This entire pieces is a beautiful study in contradiction: old and new, rough and luxe, rustic and refined. Gorgeous alone and stunning mixed in to any of our collections.


The Story behind Sun Purple Bottles:
For centuries, lead was used as a clarifying agent in glass making. Found to be unsafe, the formulas for pressed glass in America changed in the mid 1800's and lead was replaced by manganese to make the glass brighter and to also act as a stabilizer. It was discovered while leaving bottles in windows that the bottles began turning a soft lavender due to a reaction between the UV light from the sun and the manganese in the glass. The recipe changed once again in 1915 and manganese was replaced by selenium, and that was the end of sun purple bottles.

Item #:CWW-030515-M07
Overall Height: 17"
$195

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

A symphony of beautiful contradictions - Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted solder, reminiscent of weathered and rusty iron, large French pendalogue crystals form an eclectic cross of mixed beauty. Serving as the perfect pedestal is a very weighty Patron bottle of hand blown glass.

The patina and the bottle itself are more than they seem on first glance -- full of subtle and beautiful surprises. The artisan bottle is weighty - newly made but looks far from new. The glass is hand blown and and thick, wavy and a plethora of tiny bubbles forever held within its walls. The solder that frames out the crystal is a perfect match in tone and feel to the glass -- the patina is weathered, rusty and ethereal, another beautiful contrast to the refined nature of the crystal. Slight scars and scratches bear witness to years of jingling against one another for years as part of a chandelier and patterns of wear from the pattern they were cleaned in -- all little pieces of interest and character and in no way compromises the integrity of the piece - in fact, it is the opposite - it adds a sense of history and visual interest.

Item #: CWW-030515-M06
Overall Height: 13.5"
$189

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

A plethora of eclectic crystal chandelier remnants, in varying ages, shapes, sizes and conditions are held fast by organically sculpted solder to form a striking cross. The profusion of crystal twinkles from within the frame of rough, dark solder that binds each to the other and to the bottle serving as a pedestal. fluted panels give the pedestal a classical feel while the palest of faded greens tint the antique glass. An opaque shroud of ethereal patina veils the interior of the pedestal while fine remnants of the earth which once hid the bottle from sight for decades are now forever held within.

Item #: CWW-030515-M05
Overall Height:14.75"
$169

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

An exquisite display of chandelier crystals in varying ages, shapes and sizes radiate from a octagonal cut antique crystal center to form an eclectic and impressive cross. The contrasting yet complementing elements are endless here -- The profusion of crystal twinkles from within the frame of rough, dark solder that forever binds each to the other and to the bottle serving as a pedestal. A tapestry of faded hues swirl in lovely patterns and variegated shades of ochre while faint remnants of the earth that once hid the bottle from sight for decades is now forever held within the walls of glass. A poetic end and an element which gives much character to this beautiful piece.

Item #: CWW-030515-M04
Overall Height: 15.75"
$175

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Framed out in organically sculpted, weathered solder, faceted crystal chandelier remnants form a simple, yet elegant cross. A beautiful example of the juxtaposition of rough and refined. The harlequin pattern of the crystal teardrops adds just the right amount of ornate detail and allows for even the slightest amount of ambient light to be caught and refracted into a beautiful confetti of color. Serving as the pedestal for the cross is a weighty, unearthed bottle donned in a heavy patina and embossed to read, "Dr. Miles Laboratory Inc." The crystals are faceted on both sides, allowing you the choice of which side to face forward with equal beauty.

Item #: CWW-030515-M02
Overall Height: 13.75"
$149

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Elegant in its simplicity and framed within heavy solder of rusted iron hues, a cross of Austrian crystal chandelier remnants crowns a vintage, unearthed vessel. Donned in a slightly iridescent, ethereal patina naturally formed over the decades underground, the earthy bottle both complements and contrasts the opulent beauty of the fiery Austrian crystal. One one side, an organic and raw amethyst stone sits at the heart of the crystal cross and a small pearl of solder on the other. The crystals are faceted on both sides so the bottle can be displayed either way.

Item #: CWW-030515-M01
Overall Height: 11.5"
$149

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted, weathered solder, a fiery cross of leaded crystal chandelier remnants catches and refracts a confetti of color in all directions when the light dances across its faceted surface. The weathered solder is a beautiful contradiction in texture and presence to the star-cut Austrian crystal. Bearing an embossed logo for Lambert Pharmacal Company and veiled in an ethereal patina, thin striations of rust and an opaque calcification, the unearthed medicinal bottle is a tapestry of beautiful effects caused by both time and the elements.

Item #: CWW-030515-S03
Overall Height: 7.5"
$69

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted, weathered solder, a fiery cross of Austrian crystal chandelier remnants catches and refracts a confetti of color in all directions when the light dances across its faceted surface. The weathered solder is a beautiful contradiction in texture and presence to the star-cut crystal. Veiled in a slightly iridescent, ethereal patina, the unearthed medicinal bottle bears embossed measuring tics on one side and reads 3ii. A minute spray of earth still clings to the inner walls of the antique glass - memories of its century spent hidden away within the earth.

Item #: CWW-030515-S02
Overall Height: 7.5"
$69

--SOLD--

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted, weathered solder, a fiery cross of Austrian crystal chandelier remnants catches and refracts a confetti of color in all directions when the light dances across its faceted surface. The weathered solder is a beautiful contradiction in texture and presence to the star-cut crystal. Veiled in a slightly iridescent, ethereal patina, the unearthed bottle bears tiny seed bubbles within its antique glass walls and is embossed with thin fluting, reminiscent of a Roman column, lending a classical feel. A minute spray of earth still clings to the inner walls of the bottle - memories of its century spent hidden away within the earth.

Item #: CWW-030515-S01
Overall Height: 9"
$69

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

A beautifully rustic yet refined Medieval style cross of aged pewter is forever bound to a medicinal bottle of patinated antique glass. The ethereal patina and heavy solder both complement and contrast one another as well as the intricate and delicate carvings on the soft pewter. A veil of barely iridescent pale white patina enshrouds the surface of the bottle; something that took time and the elements almost 100 years to create.

Item #: CPTW-122514-M15
Overall Height: 7.75
$55

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Intricately carved pewter has been weathered to look the same age as the century old bottle which serves as the pedestal for this rustic yet refined cross bottle. Heavy solder in hues of weathered iron forever bind the two elements together, while a soft white ethereal patina veils the antique glass. small threads of rust embellish the patina, adding another layer of texture and interest.

Item #: CPTW-122514-M10
Overall Height: 7"
$55

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Intricately carved pewter has been weathered to look the same age as the century old bottle which serves as the pedestal for this rustic yet refined cross bottle. Heavy solder in hues of weathered iron forever bind the two elements together, while an ethereal patina of pale white veils the antique glass bearing witness to the natural beauty of time and the elements. An inner crazing is present on the front shoulder, which lends additional character to the bottle without compromising the integrity or structure of the bottle.

Item #: CPTW-122514-M04
Overall Height: 7"
$55

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

The Beauty of Unearthed Antique Bottles, Aged Pewter, Organically Sculpted Solder in a Petite Size. A diminutive crucifix of aged pewter is held fast within heavy solder, imbued with the hues of weathered iron, to an antique bottle of patinated glass. Within the subtle patina is a fiery iridescence which reveals itself in the light, while the weighty glass holds faint remnants of the earth - memories of the decades spent hidden away below ground. Petite and sweet, this tiny piece is a great addition to your collection or a perfect gift for a loved one.
Please note that this photo is very large so as to display minute details and this cross bottle is petite - it is smaller than it appears in this image.

Item #:CPTW-122514-S01
Overall Height: 4"
$32

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

A worn and crusty diminutive crucifix of aged pewter is held fast within heavy solder, imbued with the hues of weathered iron, to an antique bottle of patinated glass. The ethereal patina dots the inner surface of the bottle like tiny snowflakes - created naturally over the decades spent hidden away below ground. Beautiful peppered into your collection or a perfect gift for a loved one.

Item #: CWPT-S01-010615-02
Overall Height: 5.25"
$32

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