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 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 do buy bottles regardless of condition. Please "Contact Us" if you have one or more bottles you are interested in selling.


The following article appeared in the Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

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

Featured

1006 - 1886 Yarn Winder in a Bottle

1006 - 1886 Yarn Winder in a Bottle

This 131 year old signed and dated folk art bottle was made in 1886 by A. Liberoth and it contains a..

$450.00

427 - Schooner Ship in a Bottle

427 - Schooner Ship in a Bottle

This is a wonderful whole hull model of a 2 masted schooner built in a Phillips 40 watt light bulb. ..

$110.00

433 - 1902 Cross and Symbols in bottle

433 - 1902 Cross and Symbols in bottle

This 116 year old bottle was built in 1902 and contains a large cross and numerous religious symbols..

$120.00

360 - Crucifixion Scene in a Bottle

360 - Crucifixion Scene in a Bottle

This is an exceptionally detailed and well made scene of the crucifixion.  Inside the bottle is..

$560.00