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Swedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and DollsSwedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and DollsSwedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and DollsSwedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and DollsSwedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and DollsSwedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and DollsSwedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and DollsSwedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and DollsSwedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and Dolls

This antique, Swedish, hand blown glass flask bottle features a complex scene with two porcelain doll weavers working on a two-tier wooden loom scaffolding. This is a charming interpretation of the ship-in-a-bottle tradition and is often called a whimsey or whimsy bottle because it has no real purpose, other than to pass the time. This folk art tradition originated in Germany and Slavic countries in the 18th century and incorporated a wide variety of subjects.

Late 19th century

Condition note: loose figure and piece of wood.

Item ID:G0647


Eron Johnson | Antiques

Eron Johnson Antiques
389 South Lipan Street
Denver
CO 80223
Tel: (303) 777-8700
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    Swedish Folk Art Whimsey Bottle with Miniature Loom and Dolls

    $1,650 USD