Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Greyfreth White Cross Bottle Collection

5 New Pieces today. Next Upload: December 17th in the late Evening.

A Rhapsody of Rough and Luxe. A beautiful mix of chandelier crystals of varying ages, shapes and sizes radiate from a beautifully cut oval center to form a gorgeous 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. Lovely remnants of an antique rosary, formed into a new piece, bejewels the neck while a seal press logo adorns the surface of the unearthed glass. Traces of the earth that once hid the bottle from sight for decades is mixed with rust and holds a faint iridescence on the inside of the bottle's walls. A poetic beauty sure to be a favorite in any collection.

Item #: CWW-121514-L01
Overall Height: 18.25"
$225

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A rhapsody of gorgeous texture and tones - Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted, weathered solder, a fiery cross of Harlequin cut crystal catches and refracts an amazing amount of light - throwing a confetti of color in all directions. Small coins of labradorite, much like a halo, dot the perimeter of the large crystal at the center of the cross, revealing highlights of iridescent blues, golds and greens in what initially appeared to be simple grey. Suspended from a simple drape of antique rosary beads is a vintage Lourdes medal from France, bringing in an element of grace.

The patina on the bottle is beyond amazing. It was found with dozens of other bottles in a rusted rain barrel from the late 18th century. Left to nature to work her magic over centuries - the rust, the minerals in the rain, the elements in the metal all came together in a patina so extraordinary, there are no words and photos don't come close to capturing all the intricate details. The glass now looks like alabaster - streaked with variegated hues of cream, ivory, pale greys and beautiful rust, the glass is now opaque. Perfection. A beautiful addition to any of our collections and a must have for the discerning collector.

Item #: CWW-121514-M08
Overall Height: 13"
$195

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Graceful and time-worn, a cross of meticulously cut vintage chandelier crystals crowns an unearthed bottle of weighty, antique glass. Framed within the confines of heavy solder, imbued in the weathered hues of rusted iron, a solder studded rosette of vintage glass sits at the heart of the larger French Pendalogue crystals while remnants of an antique rosary suspends from the neck, bringing and added element of elegance to the cross bottle’s beautiful marriage of rough and refined.
Item #: CWW-121514-M07
Overall Height:14"
$149

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Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted, weathered solder, a fiery cross of leaded crystal catches and refracts an amazing amount of light - throwing a confetti of color in all directions. The rusty solder picks up the terre tones in the earthy, yet ethereal patina donning the antique glass. A pattern of etching and Earthy patina don the bottle, as well as a stunning ombre effect, bearing witness to its decade spent hidden away partially underground. The base is a soft sun purple - )a natural effect when the elements within glass prior to 1906 react with prolonged exposure to the UV light of the sun) and fades upwards into variegated hues of rust. Soft flashes of iridescence within the patina nicely complement the refracted light of the crystals and contribute to the beautiful juxtaposition of rustic and refined. A perfect starter or a wonderful addition to any of our collections!
Item #: CWW-121514-M09
Overall Height:13.5"
$125

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Elegant in its simplicity and framed within heavy solder of rusted iron hues, a cross of 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 compliments and contrasts the opulent beauty of the fiery Austrian crystal.
Item #: CWW-121514-M06
Overall Height: 9.25"
$119

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Greyfreth White Cross Bottle Collection


Note: 9 new pieces were added tonight.
***More bottles will be added 12/09 in the late evening***



Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Held fast by rustic solder in weathered and timeworn hues, fiery multi-faceted icicles of Austrian crystal form a large starburst southern cross. Crowning a rare and coveted, circa 1890 - 1910 apothecary relic of antique, wavy mercury glass that has developed a beautiful and natural patina over time. We were lucky enough to stumble upon a good many of these years ago and release a few of them at the Holidays.

The leaded crystal of the cross catches and refracts light beautifully - throwing light in a confetti of colors. Juxtaposing the ornate cross is the fading silver of the antique bottle. Gleaning silver in certain light, showing gold undertones in other and a steely almost blue in different lighting, the bottle has many moods. This is due to the silver that was once locked away tight between two walls of glass to protect the contents from being affected by light. Long after the contents were used and the bottle discarded, the silver was kept pristine until time and the elements managed to wear down the barrier between the walls. No matter how slight, no matter how small, water, carrying with it minerals and remnants of the area seeped into the silver and over decades, forever changed the landscape and hues of the silvered surface. Every bottle is different - depending on where it spent its century cast away. Each, an individual work of art influenced by the hand of the natural world.

This cross bottle is the 3rd one made in 3 years. It is signed. It is part of a limited Southern Cross Starburst and Mercury Glass series. Our first Starburst bottle is seen in the group photo. That photo went viral on the internet and is the most recognized image of my work.

Item #: CWMg-120314-L02
Overall Height: 16"
$525

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

The rustic, yet refined Italian Processional Crucifix beautifully crowns a stunning apothecary bottle of antique mercury glass that is over a century old. Donned in a stunning patina that time and the elements created as they seeped into the space between the walls of glass and forever changed the silver within - the splendor of over hundred years in the making. The plating of the crucifix has been all but worn completely away and there is flaking and a lovely verdigris veiled over a portion of the antique surface. This a very special piece imbued in history and undeniable beauty.

Item #: CMMg-120314-L01
Overall Height:16"
$425

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

A rhapsody of beautiful contradictions - Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted solder, reminiscent of weathered and rusty iron, large French pendalogue crystals form an austere cross of grace and 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 leaded crystal of the cross.


Item #: CWW-051814-L03
Overall Height: 14.5"
$250





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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Faded Beauty. Thick, dark solder both complements and contrasts in color and texture to the smooth and elegant French chandelier remnants of the cross. The refractive cross crowns a bottle of antique glass. Bearing an ethereal patina which enshrouds the glass in a pale, slightly iridescent veil of white. The bottle is embossed and turned on its apex so the shoulder seam aligns with the arms of the crystal cross for interest.

Item #: CWW-120314-M05
Overall Height: 16"
$169

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Graceful and time-worn, a cross of meticulously cut vintage chandelier crystals crowns an unearthed bottle of weighty, antique glass. Framed within the confines of heavy solder, imbued in the weathered hues of rusted iron, a large cabochon of natural turquoise sits at the heart of the crystal cross. The veined stone adds an element of weight, organic beauty and earthiness which both contrasts and beautifully complements the geometric design of the crystal and the pale, ethereal patina of the unearthed bottle -- all of which bring the beautiful marriage of rough and refined.

Item #: CWW-120314-M04
Overall Height: 14.75"
$189




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Greyfreth Cross Bottles
A symphony of both contrasting and complementing beauty - Framed out in heavy, organically sculpted solder, reminiscent of weathered and rusty iron, French Pendalogue crystals form an austere cross of grace and beauty. Serving as the perfect pedestal is an unearthed antique bottle with an ethereal patina. Imbued with remnants of its earthly hiding place of over 100 years, the patina is imbued with variegated hues of pale whites, sand and soft greys which veil the surface of the paneled glass. Within those walls of glass, a plethora of diminutive seed bubbles are forever held - a testament to an age prior to 1906.

Item #: CWW-120314-M03
Overall Height: 15.25"
$159


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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 while a simple sacred heart rosary adds a beautiful element of sacred beauty. Serving as the pedestal for the cross is an unearthed paneled bottle donned in a heavily calcified patina imbued with a stunning natural iridescence.

Item #: CWW-120314-M02
Overall Height: 14.5"
$149
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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Together, a frame of sculpted, weathered solder and faceted crystal chandelier remnants form a simple, yet elegant cross and provide a beautiful example of the juxtaposition of rough and refined. a quartet of meticulously faceted Austrian crystal add just the right amount of ornate beauty. Serving as the pedestal for the cross is an unearthed bottle with a heavily calcified patina imbued with a stunning natural iridescence.

Item #: CWW-120314-M01
Overall Height: 14.5"
$159

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Greyfreth Cross Bottles

Serving as a unique crown, a plethora of fiery Austrian crystal teardrops chase one other in a never-ending soldered circle of simple, yet elegant beauty. The highly refractive leaded crystal is a stunning juxtaposition to its pedestal of unearthed glass. Time and the elements have worked their magic over the decades and have left behind a soft, ethereal white patina. The facets in the teardrops complement the lines of the bottle while a confetti of color explodes when the light happens upon the surface of the crown.
Item #: WrWW-120314-M01
Overall Height: 8.75"
$149


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