Art in Bottles is your reliable source for the purchase of original, rare, antique, vintage, and contemporary ship, folk art and whimsey (whimsy) built in a bottle, light bulb or other glass container. The market for nautical, maritime and folk art is strong and continually growing among collectors. These Bottles will be great additions to your folk art or nautical collection and they look wonderful on mantles, desks, bookcases, and other prominent display areas. They are also amazing "hard to find" gifts for that special person on your list. Original one-of-a-kind works of art from over the past two centuries made by artists, living and dead, from around the world.  These are some of the finest examples of Ships, Folk Art and Whimsey available in today’s market.

Art in Bottles is located in Owensboro, Kentucky in the United States of America. My wife and I have been actively involved in the buying, selling, research, and documentation of ships, folk art, and whimsey built in bottles and other glass containers since the 1980's.  Over the years we have had the pleasure and enjoyment of owning one of the most extensive collections found anywhere in the world including bottles by the most well-known artists such as Daniel Rose, Carl Worner, Adam Selick, the Soldiers Home Artist, Jonny Reinert, George Fulfit, John Harmon, IOOF Chair Artist, Henry Poole, Caveman, Jacob Steur, G. Stengel, and many more. The bottles offered here for purchase have come from private sales, antique stores, the Internet. and auction and estate sales. Now, through Art in Bottles you have the opportunity to own your own wonderful original folk art bottle.

We are happy to combine shipping when possible. We do buy bottles regardless of condition. Please "Contact Us" if you have one or more bottles you wish to sell.

The following article appeared in the Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

"The Wonderful World of Bottle Whimsies!"  Greg Alvey - this article first appeared in April 14, 2015 issue of "The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles."  

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955 - Cowboys and Horse in a Bottle

955 - Cowboys and Horse in a Bottle

This is a great Old Quaker liquor bottle with two cowboys and a horse made from wood. One man is ..

$375.00

960 - Mayflower Carrack Ship in a Bottle

960 - Mayflower Carrack Ship in a Bottle

This is a very well made and highly detailed model of the Mayflower, a carrack with three masts, ..

$180.00

961 - Patriotic Theme in a Bottle

961 - Patriotic Theme in a Bottle

This Partriotic Theme in a Bottle was built over 100 years ago in 1915 by Elmer Allen. The bottle..

$200.00

962 - Early 1800 Religious Shrine/Altar in a Bottle

962 - Early 1800 Religious Shrine/Altar in a Bottle

This is wonderful church altar or shrine scene built in the early to mid-1800's. The colors are v..

$600.00