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Tricycle in bottle whimsey
Tricycle in bottle whimsey
Tropical village in bottle whimsy
Tropical village in
a bottle whimsy
Train whimsey in bottle
Train whimsey in bottle
Large hanging vase whimsy carving
Large hanging vase
whimsy carving
Whimsey carving
Whimsey carving
3 balls in cage
Three balls in a cage
Whimsey carvingWhimsy carving
Two whimsy carvings by the same maker
Towel holder
22" Whimsey carved towel holder
Ship in bottle whimsey
Ship in bottle whimsey
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Train whimsey in bottleThis small bottle whimsey has a brightly painted train inside a long, narrow bottle. The wooden train has four cars with applied wheels. The cars are connected to each other with metal links. Each car is glued in place to the bottle, so that the train does not move around. Two small carved and painted blocks make up a base. The bottle measures 7 1/4" long by 1 1/4" in diameter. It is 1 5/8" high sitting on the base. The condition is excellent. Age is unknown, but it appears to be 1950's or 60's. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TCSC.   Train whimsey in bottle ... The other side ... From above ... End view ... The other end ... From below ... Removed from base.

Tropical village in bottle whimsyThis is a bottle whimsey made with a village scene inside. It contains two houses, three people, a cart, palm trees, and much more. It came from the Philippines and is intricately constructed, completely filling the inside of a liquor bottle. The cap is wrapped with multicolored braid in a spiral pattern. It is mounted on a wood base. The overall size of the bottle is about 10 2/3" by 2 1/2" by 3 1/4" high. With the base it is 4 1/2" high. It was probably made in the 1960's or 70's as a tourist piece. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TCSP.   Tropical village in bottle whimsy ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... Back view ... Another view from back ... End view ... The other end ... Top view ... Two views from below.

Here are two funky whimsey carvings. They are somewhat crude - or perhaps were never finished as there are still a few pencil marks here and there. Both are carved from pine, and are probably only about 20 years old. They are in excellent condition.

The first is a rectangular cage with a knob on top. Inside the cage is a link fixed to the top, with a free-moving link attached. It is 3 5/8" high by 1 1/2" by 1 1/8". The price is $45.00. Inventory Code: AOKA. Image ... A second view ... A third view ... From above ... From below.

Next is a rounded cage with a free-moving square block inside and a square link through a loop on top. It is 3 3/4" long by about 1 1/8" in diameter. The price is $45.00. Inventory Code: AOKP. Image ... A second view ... A third view ... From above ... From below.

Whimsey carvingThis is a carved whimsey that is very interesting in that it seems to have been a work in progress. The balls are still fixed, yet all the hard work was done, so they could have been released easily. The piece has nice form and a naturally aged and darkened surface. It was likely made in the 1940's or so, is 14" long by 1 1/4" square, and in excellent condition. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: AKCT.   Image ... Second view ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view.

This is another nicely carved whimsey. It has a single large cage with three carved balls inside. It is carved from a dark colored wood, and is 7 3/4" long by 1 3/4" by 1 3/4". It has some age to it, and is in excellent condition. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: ATTA.   Overall View ... Second Overall View ... Third View.

Tricycle in bottle whimseyThis is a large and fun bottle whimsey of a tricycle contained in a one gallon bottle. It is in very good condition and sturdy for shipping. The bottle is 12" by 6" in diameter. The tricycle is glued in place so the bottle can be upright. The construction does not seem too old, maybe done within the last 20 years or so. It certainly is unusual. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TTRA.   Tricycle in bottle whimsey ... The other side ... Bottle upright ... Another angle ... From above ... From below ... Top of bottle ... Bottom of bottle.

Large hanging vase whimsy carvingThis is a large carved whimsy with a bold look. It has a two handled vase suspended by two links from a yoke. The yoke hangs from four more lengths of chain. The entire whimsy was carved from a single piece of wood with a smooth, medium natural surface. It measures 22" long by 4 3/4" wide by 2" deep and is in excellent condition. It was probably made in the 1930's or 40's. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TRPC.   See a slideshow of several views [470k] ... Large hanging vase whimsy carving ... Front and back views ... Side views ... Closeups ... Two more closeups ... Closeup from above ... Another view from above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Front and back views ... Closeup.

This is a whimsey carved towel holder. It has a ball and cage at each end, and three freely turning rings. Between the rings are carved the words "The Old Towl Roller, Carved in 1934, Made in 1869". It is carved from a hardwood, possibly walnut, with a varnish finish. The size is 22" long by 1 1/2" in diameter, and is in excellent condition. The price is $185.00. Inventory Code: ATPT.   Image ... Closeup ... Another closeup.

Ship in bottle whimseyThis is a complex bottle whimsey which contains a large detailed ship in a port with several buildings and cranes. The bottle is about 12" long by 3 1/2" in diameter and is almost filled with this assemblage. It is on a base with the name "Bremerhafen." The ship has a German flag and the bottle is marked in German. This piece likely was made in the last 50 years, but is not new. It is in excellent sturdy condition. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TTKH.   Ship in bottle whimsey ... Closeup of bow ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of stern ... From above ... Back ... Another view from behind ... End view ... The other end ... From below.

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