This scene in a bottle was possibly made by an Australian Aborigine native. It contains a cross and other religious symbols. The cross and many other wooden pieces inside are wrapped in colorful threads except for the bottom which has the letters "AB" written in pencil on the bottom front. On each side also in pencil is "A Bourke" On the front and back of the base are crude but decorative pencil markings. Several other pieces are wrapped in colorful threads. There is a tall ladder with five rungs leaning against the cross. There is a boomerang in the bottom of the bottle. It is sealed with a cork.

The bottle was made by Australian Glass Manufactures likely between 1922 and 1929. It is pale green in color with Imperial Quart" embossed on the top face. The top is machined applied and there is a circle on the base.  Bourke, New South Wales, Australia was established in 1861. It is located roughly 770km from Sydney, 930km from Brisbane, 1000km from Melbourne and 1125km from Adelaide. There is an Aboriginal site at Brewarrina which means 'good fishing'. At these fisheries were traps used by the Ngemba Aboriginal people to catch fish.

Bottle Specifications
Approx. Bottle Size 11"x 4 1/5"
Bottle Type Australian Imperial Quart
Estimated Date Made 1922 - 1929
Made Where Bouke, New South Wales, Australia
Maker's Name A. Bourkel

866 - Cross and Religious Symbols in Bottle

  • Product Code: 866 - Cross and Religious Symbols in Bottle
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